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

French Bistro Favorites

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home.

Thu, Oct 26 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

New York Natives

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake.

Fri, Oct 27 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

A Hearty Fall Feast

Roasted rack of lamb, roasted brined Turkey and root vegetable gratin are highlighted.

Tue, Oct 31 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron and simple Israeli couscous are served.

Wed, Nov 1 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pass The Pasta

Sausage meatballs with spaghetti and tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas are showcased.

Thu, Nov 2 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake

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

Fri, Nov 3 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Why Not Add Wine?

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au riesling at home.

Mon, Nov 6 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Saucing Up Chicken and Roasting Mushrooms

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make quick sauces for sauteed chicken.

Tue, Nov 7 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties

Salt and pepper shrimp, Sichuan peppercorns and Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli.

Wed, Nov 8 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

A Roast for the Holidays

The ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast and duck fat-roasted potatoes are prepared.

Thu, Nov 9 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pork and Pears

Milk-braised pork loin, apple corers and roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios are made.

Fri, Nov 10 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited

Test cook Julia Collin Davison makes slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce.

Mon, Nov 13 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Dinner In Italy

The ultimate thick-crust Sicilian-style pizza and homemade ricotta cheese are served.

Tue, Nov 14 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Serving Up Noodles and Rice

Japanese-style stir-fried noodles with beef and fried brown rice with pork and shrimp are featured.

Wed, Nov 15 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Italian with Ease

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home.

Thu, Nov 16 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

French Pork Chops and Bisque

French-style pork chops with apples and calvados and mushroom bisque are prepared.

Fri, Nov 17 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Ultimate Chinese

Bridget Lancaster shows how to make the ultimate mu shu pork. Crispy orange beef is served.

Mon, Nov 20 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Vegetarian Essentials

Test cook Julia Collin Davison demonstrates how to make the ultimate black bean burgers.

Tue, Nov 21 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Braised to Perfection

Braised halibut with leeks and mustard and slow-cooked whole carrots are prepared.

Wed, Nov 22 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Dinner In Cuba

Cuban braised shredded beef, fried sweet plantains and mango, orange and jicama salad are served.

Thu, Nov 23 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Country Ribs and Corn Muffins

The secrets to making the ultimate sweet and tangy grilled country-style pork ribs are uncovered.

Fri, Nov 24 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Pork Kebabs and Steaks Hit The Grill

Charcoal-grilled steaks and perfect grilled pork kebabs with hoisin and five-spice are prepared.

Mon, Nov 27 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Mexican Mole and Drunken Beans

Test cook Julia Collin Davison demonstrates how to make the best chicken mole poblano.

Tue, Nov 28 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Grilled Chicken and Salad with a Kick

Test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make peri peri grilled chicken.

Wed, Nov 29 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Revolutionizing Classic Fruit Desserts

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the perfect strawberry-rhubarb pie.

Thu, Nov 30 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Cast Iron Staples

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

Fri, Dec 1 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Two Modern Stews

Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Portuguese-style beef stew.

Mon, Dec 4 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Back to Basics

Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to prepare roasted bone-in chicken breasts.

Tue, Dec 5 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

New England Classics

The secrets to making home-corned beef with vegetables are shared. Snickerdoodles are made.

Wed, Dec 6 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Italian Vegetarian

Bridget Lancaster shows Julia Collin Davison how to make perfect cheese and tomato lasagna.

Sat, Oct 28 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Thu, Dec 7 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Seafood Supper

The steps for making perfect pan-seared salmon are shared. Shrimp scampi is prepared.

Sat, Nov 4 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Fri, Dec 8 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

The Ultimate Sticky Buns

Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster uncover the secrets to making the ultimate sticky buns.

Sat, Nov 11 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

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

Hearty One Pot Meals

Julia Collin Davison makes ground beef chili. Red lentil soup with north African spices is served.

Sat, Nov 18 at 2:30 pm on WTTW HD

Tue, Dec 12 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Outsmarting Thanksgiving

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

Sun, Nov 19 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Wed, Dec 13 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Korean Feast

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

Thu, Dec 14 at 11:00 am on WTTW Prime

Big Easy Favorites

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Chinese Takeout, Revised

Beef stir-fry with bell peppers and black pepper sauce and scallion pancakes are prepared.

Mon, Dec 25 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.

Sat, Oct 28 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

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.

Sat, Nov 4 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

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

A Spanish Affair

Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best paella on the grill.

Sat, Nov 11 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

Fast Food Makeovers

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

Sat, Nov 18 at 2:00 pm on WTTW HD

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