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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Dinner In Cuba

Host Christopher Kimball (right) goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza (left) to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef at home.
Courtesy of Daniel J. Van Acker
Host Christopher Kimball (right) goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza (left) to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef at home.

Airs Saturday, Aug. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Christopher Kimball and the cast of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN, the most-watched cooking show on public television and a 2012 Daytime Emmy nominee, use a common-sense, practical approach to solve everyday cooking problems and save viewers time and money. Kimball and dedicated test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster, Julia Collin Davison and Rebecca Hays reveal the basics of foolproof home cooking while preparing dozens of exhaustively tested recipes.

Adam Ried, the test kitchen's resident equipment expert, takes Kimball through the unbiased results for mixing bowls, ladles, mandolines, French presses and other kitchen items. "Gadget Guru" Lisa McManus reviews iPad holders, red wine stain removers, microwave pasta cookers, knives and more, and reveals which ones justify the cost.

Testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner in "Dinner In Cuba."
Courtesy of Daniel J. Van Acker / WGBH
Testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner in "Dinner In Cuba."
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"Dinner In Cuba" - Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Cuban cuisine at La Carreta in Miami, Florida. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Dan Souza to learn how to make the best Cuban braised shredded beef (Ropa Vieja) at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to making fried sweet plantains (Plátanos Maduros). Then, testing expert Adam Ried reviews grapefruit knives in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate mango, orange, and jicama salad.

Episodes from past seasons are now available for online viewing. AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN is on Facebook, Google +, Pinterest, Instagram, and you can follow @TestKitchen on Twitter.

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