America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated

America's Test Kitchen from Cook's Illustrated

The popular cooking series returns for a 17th season with new hosts (and old friends) - dedicated test kitchen cooks Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison, who have been with the show from the very beginning. Bridget and Julia, along with Cook's Country veteran Erin McMurrer, will lead a team of new test cooks as they deconstruct recipes and share their secrets to foolproof cooking at home.

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Upcoming Episodes

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake

Test cook Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake.

Sat, Dec 16 at 9:00 am on WTTW Create/World

Sun, Dec 17 at 3:00 pm on WTTW Create/World

Cast Iron Staples

Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster debunk cast iron myths and make cast iron steak.

Sat, Jan 6 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Outsmarting Thanksgiving

Test cook Dan Souza shows Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate roast turkey.

Sat, Dec 16 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Korean Feast

Host Julia Collin Davison shows Bridget Lancaster how to make the ultimate Korean rice bowl.

Sat, Dec 23 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Big Easy Favorites

Bridget Lancaster makes the ultimate chicken and sausage gumbo. Red beans and rice are served.

Sat, Dec 30 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Dec 15 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pantry Pastas

Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets for making perfect pasta e ceci. Penne arrabbiata is served.

Sat, Jan 6 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Mon, Dec 18 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Refreshing Desserts

Ginger frozen yogurt is prepared and Tim Chin makes perfect lemon posset with berries.

Sat, Jan 13 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Dec 19 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Baked Alaska Showstopper

Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster uncover the secrets to making the ultimate baked Alaska.

Sat, Jan 20 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Dec 20 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Italian Chicken

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster uncover the secrets to better chicken marsala.

Sat, Jan 27 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Dec 21 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Autumn Desserts

Bridget Lancaster learns how to make chewy oatmeal cookies. Ultra-nutty pecan bars are served.

Fri, Dec 22 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Elegant Fall Dinner

Recipes include Tuscan-style roast pork with garlic and rosemary and farro salad with asparagus.

Tue, Dec 26 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Canning Classics

Classic strawberry jam, the best canning tools and bread and butter pickles are highlighted.

Wed, Dec 27 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Steak and Veggies

Host Bridget Lancaster shows how to make the best pan-seared flank steak with mustard-chive butter.

Thu, Dec 28 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mediterranean Grill

Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best grilled shrimp and vegetable kebabs.

Fri, Dec 29 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Fast Food Makeovers

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the perfect grilled pizza at home.

Tue, Jan 2 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Summer Dinner Party

The ultimate grill-roasted beef tenderloin and an elegant pear-walnut upside-down cake are prepared.

Sat, Dec 16 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Jan 3 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Summer Pork Supper

Julia Collin Davison shows Bridget Lancaster how to make smoked pork loin with dried-fruit chutney.

Sat, Dec 23 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Jan 4 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Comfort Classics

The best roast chicken with root vegetables is served and almost no-knead sourdough bread is made.

Sat, Dec 30 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Jan 5 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Episode #1801

Sat, Jan 13 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Episode #1802

Sat, Jan 20 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Episode #1803

Sat, Jan 27 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

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