America's Test Kitchen Season 2
S02 E01Jan 5, 2002
Three Pureed Vegetable Soups Jan 5, 2002 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 Jan 12, 2002 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 Jan 19, 2002 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 Jan 26, 2002 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 Feb 2, 2002 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 Feb 9, 2002 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 Feb 16, 2002 The test kitchen explores how to properly sear a steak, make a flavorful pan sauce, and fry up hot, crispy french fries.
S02 E08Feb 23, 2002
Fried Chicken and 'Fixens Feb 23, 2002 The test kitchen shares our fried chicken recipe that is the result of five years work and incorporates many unusual techniques.
S02 E09Mar 2, 2002
Chicken Cutlets 101 Mar 2, 2002 Although chicken cutlets can be delicious, they can also be tough or dry if cooked wrong. We take three classic preparations—Marsala, breaded, and stuffed—and explore ways to make these chicken dishes really good.
S02 E10Mar 9, 2002
All-American Cookout Mar 9, 2002 We move the test kitchen out back to make juicy hamburgers and grilled veggies.
S02 E11Mar 16, 2002
Middle Eastern Barbeque Mar 16, 2002 Shish kebab, rice pilaf, and baba ghanoush are perhaps three of the greatest dishes from the Middle East. The test kitchen discovers the best way to prepare each specialty.
S02 E12Mar 23, 2002
Fajitas and Margaritas Mar 23, 2002 The test kitchen unlocks the secrets for making fresh margaritas, flank steak fajitas and chunky guacamole.
S02 E13Mar 30, 2002
Thanksgiving Dinner Mar 30, 2002 The test kitchen figures out how to bring the most flavorful, most beautiful bird to the holiday table.
S02 E14Apr 6, 2002
Christmas Dinner Apr 6, 2002 Christmas dinner is not the time to experiment with new recipes or techniques. The test kitchen gives you these foolproof recipes for holiday family favorites.
S02 E15Apr 13, 2002
Winter Supper Apr 13, 2002 The test kitchen’s challenge is to cook short ribs until they are fall-off-the-bone tender while removing as much of the grease as possible.
S02 E16Apr 20, 2002
Ham, Biscuits, and Greens Apr 20, 2002 Southern food has a special place in the test kitchen. In this episode, the test kitchen shows you how to prepare roast fresh ham, cream biscuits, and greens.
S02 E17Apr 27, 2002
Muffins and Scones Apr 27, 2002 We turn the test kitchen into the neighborhood bakeshop and make tender blueberry muffins and delicate cream scones.
S02 E18May 4, 2002
Bacon, Eggs, and Homefries May 4, 2002 Bacon, eggs, and potatoes are the classic components of an all-American breakfast. The test kitchen makes sure the bacon is crisp, the omelet is tender, and the home fries are perfectly browned.
S02 E19May 11, 2002
French Toast, Waffles, and Breakfast Strata May 11, 2002 If you are going to spend the time making French toast and waffles, they better be good. The test kitchen gives the recipes that deliver.
S02 E20May 18, 2002
Bar Cookies May 18, 2002 Everyone loves bar cookies—especially the cook, because there's no need to form individual balls of dough. But baking dough in the pan, rather than balls on a cookie sheet, can cause problems. We show you how to avoid them.
S02 E21May 25, 2002
Two French Tarts May 25, 2002 The test kitchen turns out French tarts that put even the finest pâtisseries to shame.
S02 E22Jun 1, 2002
Diner Pies Jun 1, 2002 Those cream-topped pies in the revolving case at the diner always look better than they taste. We show you how to prepare Chocolate Cream Pie and Key Lime Pie at home—with amazing results.
S02 E23Jun 8, 2002
Apple Pies Jun 8, 2002 The test kitchen has made hundreds of pie doughs. Learn how to make the resulting recipe, which is the culmination of years of kitchen work and testing.
S02 E24Jun 15, 2002
Peach Pie and Cherry Cobbler Jun 15, 2002 Nothing quite says summer like a slice of peach pie or a bowl of cherry cobbler. The test kitchen reports on the best ways to make these classic desserts.
S02 E25Jun 22, 2002
Chilled Summer Puddings Jun 22, 2002 Light summer desserts, made with or accompanied by fruit, are perfect for summer eating. The test kitchen tackles the problems of panna cotta, rhubarb fool, and summer berry pudding.
S02 E26Jun 29, 2002
Chocolate Desserts Jun 29, 2002 The test kitchen figures out how to make showy desserts with a minimum of fuss and a maximum of flavor.