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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED: Back To Basics

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison (pictured). Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks.
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AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison (pictured). Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks.

Airs Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Our show is filmed in a 2,500-square-foot working test kitchen that's home to 50 test cooks and editors.

In this episode, host Bridget Lancaster shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roasted bone-in chicken breasts. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews kitchen trash cans in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Elle Simone reveals the secrets to making the best baked potatoes. Get the recipe for jalapeño and cilantro sauce to serve alongside our roasted bone-in chicken breasts.

Roasted bone-in chicken breasts.
By Carl Tremblay/ Courtesy of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN
Roasted bone-in chicken breasts.

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SEASON 17:

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED launches Season 17 with new hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison. Bridget and Julia have been fixtures on the show from the very beginning, sharing their cooking skills and deep knowledge of food with viewers over the hundreds of recipes they’ve prepared on air as test cooks. The skilled duo lead a team of test cooks as they deconstruct recipes and reveal the test kitchen’s secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

This season, newcomers Elle Simone, Keith Dresser, and Tim Chin join veteran test cooks Dan Souza and Becky Hays, and COOK'S COUNTRY'S Erin McMurrer to master such dishes as grilled pizza, baked Alaska, chicken and sausage gumbo and more. The series also features the popular segments viewers know and love.

Test cooks group photo (left to right): Erin McMurrer (center), Keith Dresser, Tim Chin, Dan Souza, Elle Simon and Becky Hays.
By Carl Tremblay/ Courtesy of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN
Test cooks group photo (left to right): Erin McMurrer (center), Keith Dresser, Tim Chin, Dan Souza, Elle Simon and Becky Hays.

In "The Tasting Lab," returning expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget and Julia to taste-test supermarket staples before revealing the series' top food recommendations. Then, equipment tester Adam Ried takes the hosts through an exhaustive and unbiased search for the best kitchen items in "Equipment Corner." Meanwhile, in "Gadgets Galore," Lisa McManus reviews her favorite gadgets and reveals which ones are worth the cost—or not.

AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN: Season 17 Preview

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Produced by America's Test Kitchen, LLC presented by WETA and American Public Television.