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Adam Ried

Adam Ried is the keeper of the Equipment Corner on America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.


Bridget Lancaster

Bridget Lancaster is the executive food editor for TV and radio of Cook’s Country magazine, currently responsible for all recipe testing and development in Cook’s Country and an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen.


Chris Kimball

Chris Kimball is the host of America’s Test Kitchen, a public television cooking show now in its eleventh season, and host and executive producer of Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, which debuted in September 2008.


Jack Bishop

Jack Bishop is the editorial director of America’s Test Kitchen. He is the tasting lab expert on America’s Test Kitchen, the top-rated public television cooking show, and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen, which debuted in September 2008.


Julia Collin Davison

Julia Collin Davison is a senior editor for the books division of America’s Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen. She is also a cast member of the Cook’s Country TV show.


Rebecca "Becky" Hays

Rebecca (Becky) Hays joined Cook’s Illustrated in 2000 and has worked on various magazine, book, and website projects. She is the managing editor of Cook’s Illustrated and on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen.


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Chicken Classics, Reinvented
#1002
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfectly cooked roast chicken with an extra-crispy skin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of vegetable broth. Science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind cooking with baking powder. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make a quick and hearty chicken noodle soup.


Best Weekend Breakfast
#1003
Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best blueberry muffins with real blueberry flavor. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews omelet pans in the equipment corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect French omelet.


Classic Beef Braises
#1004
Host Christopher Kimball learns all about paprika from a local spice expert. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows Kimball how to make an authentic Hungarian beef stew at home. Finally, Kimball reveals tips on shopping for short ribs, and test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to rich and tender braised short ribs.


Two Ways with Pork
#1005
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to roast pork chops in a skillet. Gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfectly glazed pork tenderloin, and finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews induction burners in the equipment corner.


The Cookie Jar
#1006
Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the best chocolate chip cookies. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop asks host Christopher Kimball to taste-test chocolate chips in the Tasting Lab. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make perfectly light and crumbly French butter cookies.


Saucy Italian Favorites
#1007
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a hearty Italian meat sauce at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews blenders in the equipment corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison makes an authentic Sicilian pesto with a little help from Italian cooking expert Lidia Bastianich.


Meat and Potatoes for Company
#1008
Host Christopher Kimball reveals how to buy beef tenderloin at the right price. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make the best roast beef tenderloin and French mashed potatoes at home. Next, science expert Guy Crosby teaches Kimball about the science of starch in potatoes. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews slicing knives in the equipment corner.


Rolls and Loaves
#1009
Host Christopher Kimball visits Iggy's Bakery to learn about bread baking from an expert. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make rustic dinner rolls with a crusty exterior at home. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the test kitchen secrets to light and airy multigrain bread.


Egg Dishes with An Accent
#1010
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a French onion and bacon tart with an easy pat in the pan crust. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus makes the case for electric wine openers. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster adapts a restaurant recipe for Spanish tortilla using a skillet.


Sensational Skillet Recipes
#1011
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to roast chicken in a skillet, while gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite lemon reamer. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews eco-friendly skillets in the equipment corner. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof skillet lemon souffle.


An Austrian Supper
#1012
Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball the secrets to pork schnitzel with a perfect coating and introduces a quick and light recipe for Austrian potato salad. Meanwhile, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews wine aerators. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews traditional skillets in the equipment corner.


Who Wants Pasta?
#1013
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball the test kitchen recipe for ultimate baked ziti. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting cottage cheese. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews cookware sets, and finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals how to get the perfect balance of flavors in garlic shrimp pasta.


An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving
#1014
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to slow roasted turkey with gravy. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of cinnamon. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make the best pumpkin pie.


Coconut Layer Cake
#1015
Host Christopher Kimball reveals the test kitchen tips for foolproof cake baking. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Kimball how to make the ultimate coconut layer cake. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of premium butter.


Salmon-Indoors and Out
#1016
Test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfect oven-roasted salmon. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of California olive oils. Finally, science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind nonstick seasoning, and test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball the foolproof method to perfectly grilled salmon steaks.


Italian Bread and Sauce
#1017
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make authentic ciabatta at home. Gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for bowl scrapers, and finally, test cook Kenji Lopez-Alt shows Kimball the secrets to a quick, but intensely flavorful tomato sauce.


Great Glazed Chicken
#1018
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a glazed-roast chicken with crispy skin and moist tender meat. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews vertical roasters, and gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for "mise" bowls. Finally, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to perfectly roasted broccoli with lots of flavor.


Chicken and Rice-Indian-Style
#1019
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make tandoori chicken without a tandoor oven. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews boning knives. And finally, Lancaster uncovers the secrets to perfectly cooked rice pilaf.


All-Time Cookie Favorites
#1020
Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to super chewy chocolate cookies. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's choice for portion scoops. Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball how to make thin and crispy oatmeal cookies, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of oats.


South-Of-The-Border Supper
#1021
Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Mexican pulled pork at home with a traditional side dish of street corn. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for corn strippers, and equipment expert Adam Ried reviews the newest grilling gadgets and recommends team's favorite.


Best Burgers and Fries
#1022
Host Christopher Kimball takes a trip to New York City to find out what makes so many line-up for the Shake Shack burger. Then, test cook Kenji Lopez-Alt shows Kimball how to make old-fashioned burgers at home. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews deep fryers. Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Kimball an entirely new way to fry French fries at home, and finally, science expert Guy Crosby explains the science behind deep-frying.


The Italian Grill
#1023
Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make authentic Italian grilled chicken at home. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of provolone cheese, and test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof stuffed flank steak on the grill.


Classic Asian Appetizers
#1024
Test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to super-light and crispy tempura at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop invites host Christopher Kimball to taste mirin, a Japanese sweet cooking wine. Gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the best mortar and pestle set, and finally, test cook Becky Hays translates Thai pork lettuce wraps into an easy home recipe.


Turkey on the Grill
#1025
Test cook Julia Collin Davison show host Christopher Kimball the secrets to perfectly grilled turkey. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews pans for the grill. And finally, Collin Davison shows Kimball how to make perfect crispy roast potatoes.


Old-Fashioned Fruit Desserts
#1026
Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best upside down apple cake, while gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's top choice for apple slicers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Kimball to a tasting of vanilla, and finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison makes an easy, yet elegant berry gratin.


Old-Fashioned Sunday Dinners
#1101
Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen to learn how to create a great, old-fashioned Simple Pot Roast with test cook Bridget Lancaster. Then, Chris really shakes it up in the Equipment Corner with Adam Ried while testing food storage containers, and science expert Guy Crosby reveals the science behind salting meat. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to cook the best Chicken Pot Pie.


Desserts with An English Accent
#1102
Test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Classic Bread Pudding. Chris then discusses the virtues of stale versus dried bread while baking with science expert Guy Crosby. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals the best small appliances in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the Best Shortbread.


Tostadas and Empanadas
#1103
Host Christopher Kimball ventures to Chicago to visit Rick Bayless to learn all about his infamous empanadas. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen's secrets for the ultimate Beef Empanadas at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Pork Tostadas. And finally, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of vegetable oil.


Chewy Brownies and Chocolate Cupcakes
#1104
Man on the street Doc Willoughby investigates boxed versus homemade brownies in a head-to-head tasting. Then, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to better-than-the-box Chewy Brownies at home. Next, host Christopher Kimball visits NYC's famous Magnolia Bakery to find out what all the fuss is about! Then, test cook Yvonne Ruperti shows Chris how to make the Ultimate Chocolate Cupcakes. And finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus divulges the best baking gadgets.


Italian Comfort Classics
#1105
Host Christopher Kimball visits a Vermont farm to learn about chickens, old and new. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make authentic Chicken Canzanese (Italian braised chicken). Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reveals the test kitchen's favorite gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make No-Fuss Creamy Polenta.

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Host Christopher Kimball offers cooking tips, techniques and advice in America’s Test Kitchen from Cook’s Illustrated. Twenty-six informative episodes feature Kimball and viewers’ favorite kitchen experts — Julia Collin Davison, Bridget Lancaster, Adam Ried and Jack Bishop. Kimball and the America’s Test Kitchen team demonstrate both basic and innovative cooking techniques that can be used in the home kitchen. America’s Test Kitchen is filmed in a real, working test kitchen located just outside of Boston. It is the home of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the Monday-to-Friday destination for more than three dozen test cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. Our mission is to test recipes over and over again until we understand how and why they work.

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