America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen is a half-hour cooking show distributed to public television stations in the United States, also airing in Canada. The show's host is Cook's Illustrated editor-in-chief Christopher Kimball; the show and the magazine are affiliated, and the magazine's test kitchen facility in Brookline, Massachusetts, is used as a set for the show. Cook's Illustrated's parent company, Boston Common Press, renamed itself America's Test Kitchen in 2004.
Where to Watch America's Test Kitchen
Below you'll find every episode from all 18 season of America's Test Kitchen.
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S01 E01Aug 4, 2001
Tomato Sauces for Pasta America's Test Kitchen tackles tomato sauce. Recipes: Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Onion and Bacon, Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Garlic and Basil, Pasta and Fresh Tomato Sauce with Chile Pepper and Basil, Rustic Slow-Simmered Tomato Sauce with Meat Tasting Lab: Which Canned Tomatoes Should You Buy? Science Desk: Taste
S01 E02Aug 11, 2001
The Perfect Roast Turkey The secret to really crispy, browned skin and moist, flavorful meat Recipes: Roast Stuffed Crisped-Skin Turkey Tasting Lab: Turkeys -- What's in a Name? Equipment Center: Digitals Top Instant-Read Thermometer Ratings
S01 E03Aug 18, 2001
Great Roast Chicken Should you roast in a hot oven or a moderate oven? How do you get crisp skin and moist, tender breast meat? We answer these questions and more. Recipes: Easy Roast Chicken Tasting Lab: Kosher Bird Wins Chicken Tasting Science Desk: What is the Difference between White and Dark Meat?
S01 E04Aug 25, 2001
Beef Stew Why is stew often tough and flavorless? We explore how to buy the right cut of meat, how to sear it for flavor, and how to cook it until tender. Recipes: Hearty Beef Stew, Carbonnade a la Flamande (Belgian Beef, Beer, and Onion Stew) Equipment Center: Dutch Ovens
S01 E05Sep 1, 2001
Perfect Pork Do your pork roasts and chops come out dry and tasteless? Here's how to cook tender, juicy pork using some simple kitchen tricks. Recipes: Garlic Studded Roast Pork Loin, Country Mustard-Shallot Sauce with Thyme Equipment Center: Electric Knives, Updated Science Desk: Why is Fat Important?
S01 E06Sep 8, 2001
How to Cook Salmon The America's Test Kitchen team cooks salmon in a saute pan, on a grill, and under a broiler, and we find that it takes 10 minutes or fewer to cook it right. Recipes: Broiled Salmon with Mustard and Crisp Dilled Crust, Simple Pan-Seared Salmon, Herb-Poached Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce, Simple Grilled Salmon Science Desk: Fibers and Fatty Acids
S01 E07Sep 15, 2001
Stir Fry Made Easy Throw out your wok! Stir-fries can be simple, quick, full of flavor, and, best of all, prepared without special equipment. Recipes: Stir Fry with Ginger Sauce, Stir Fry with Curry Sauce, Stir Fry with Hot-and-Sour Sauce, Stir Fry with Lemon Sauce, Stir Fry with Orange Sauce Tasting Lab: Patience Pays Off for Soy Sauce Equipment Center: Skillets (Nonstick) - Do Electric Knives Really Work?—Archived
S02 E01Jan 5, 2002
Three Pureed Vegetable Soups Making pureed soups is a balancing act. Small changes can have major effects. The test kitchen has worked out all the kinks and created three great soup recipes.
S02 E02Jan 12, 2002
Pesto, Carbonara and Salad Spaghetti alla carbonara and pasta with pesto are quick and easy ways to put an outstanding pasta dish on the table. The test kitchen pairs the pastas with a simple green salad.
S02 E03Jan 19, 2002
Spaghetti and Meatball Supper With the right techniques, a spaghetti supper can rival any fancy meal. The test kitchen reveals the secrets for success.
S02 E04Jan 26, 2002
Pizza Night To satisfy everyone, the test kitchen developed two pizza recipes—a deep-dish pizza that bakes in a pan as well as a cracker-thin pie that’s in and out of the oven in just 10 minutes.
S02 E05Feb 2, 2002
Simple Sandwiches Lunch is ready in the test kitchen. Two classics--tuna salad and grilled cheese--along with a fancy steak sandwich are being served.
S02 E06Feb 9, 2002
Shrimp Classics Shrimp is quick to prepare, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Step into the test kitchen and learn how to become the shrimp expert in your home.
S02 E07Feb 16, 2002
Steak Frites The test kitchen explores how to properly sear a steak, make a flavorful pan sauce, and fry up hot, crispy french fries.