America's Test Kitchen

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  • 2024
  • 22 Seasons
  • 8.5  (572)

America's Test Kitchen is a cooking show that premiered on PBS in 2000. The show is hosted by Christopher Kimball, Julia Collin Davison, and Bridget Lancaster, who are all experts in the field of cooking. The show has become one of PBS's most popular programs, as it offers a unique blend of cooking instruction, entertaining commentary, and informative demonstrations.

At the heart of America's Test Kitchen is a commitment to excellence in cooking. Each episode of the show features recipes that have been thoroughly tested and perfected by the show's staff of chefs and food scientists. The recipes are presented in a step-by-step format, with clear instructions and detailed explanations of each step. Viewers are encouraged to follow along and replicate the recipes at home, with the hope that they will achieve the same results as the experts on the show.

One of the show's signature features is its product testing. In each episode, the hosts test different kitchen gadgets, appliances, and ingredients to determine which ones are worth buying. The products are put through rigorous testing to ensure that they perform as advertised and are useful to home cooks. This feature has become a popular segment of the show, as many viewers look to America's Test Kitchen as a trusted source for product recommendations.

Another unique aspect of America's Test Kitchen is its behind-the-scenes look at the cooking process. The show takes viewers into the test kitchen where the recipes are developed and tested, offering a glimpse into the science of cooking. The hosts explain the chemistry of cooking and demonstrate how small variations in ingredients or techniques can dramatically affect the outcome of a recipe. This approach to cooking instruction sets America's Test Kitchen apart from other cooking shows, as it provides a deeper understanding of the cooking process.

Throughout the show, the hosts share their knowledge and expertise with the audience. They offer tips on everything from selecting the best ingredients to storing food properly. They also provide advice on how to overcome common cooking challenges, such as dealing with tough meat or getting the perfect sear on a steak. Their engaging personalities and accessible teaching style make them popular with viewers of all ages and levels of experience in the kitchen.

Another notable feature of America's Test Kitchen is its focus on healthy, nutritious cooking. The show includes a variety of recipes that are designed to meet specific dietary needs, such as gluten-free, vegan, or low-fat. The hosts also provide advice on how to make healthy substitutions in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. This focus on healthy cooking has made the show a favorite among health-conscious viewers who are seeking alternative ways to enjoy their favorite foods.

In addition to its instructional content, America's Test Kitchen is also an entertaining program. The hosts have great chemistry with each other and often engage in friendly banter and lighthearted competitions. They also feature guest chefs, who share their own recipes and cooking techniques. The show is filmed in a warm, welcoming kitchen setting, which adds to its cozy, friendly vibe.

Overall, America's Test Kitchen is a must-watch for anyone who loves cooking or wants to improve their skills in the kitchen. The show's commitment to excellence, in-depth instruction, entertaining hosts, and focus on healthy cooking make it a standout among cooking shows. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, there's something for everyone to learn from America's Test Kitchen.

America's Test Kitchen is a series that is currently running and has 22 seasons (334 episodes). The series first aired on April 12, 2024.

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Unexpected Salads
26. Unexpected Salads
August 6, 2022
Test cook Erin McMurrer and host Bridget Lancaster make a new Broccoli Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing. Test cook Becky Hays shares with host Julia Collin Davison the perfect Roasted-Radishes with Yogurt-Tahini Sauce. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his top picks for inexpensive coffee makers. Test cook Lan Lam makes Bridget refreshing Watermelon Salad with Cotija and Serrano Chiles.
Pupusas and Yuca
25. Pupusas and Yuca
July 30, 2022
Test cook Dan Souza and host Julia Collin Davison make Pupusas with Curtido. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares with host Bridget Lancaster his top picks for soda makers. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes Bridget Fried Yuca.
Summer Decadence
24. Summer Decadence
July 23, 2022
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make a show stopping Fresh Peach Pie with All-Butter Lattice Top. Testing expert Jack Bishop talks all about sugar.
Starring: Tomatoes
23. Starring: Tomatoes
July 16, 2022
Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes host Bridget Lancaster a showstopping Upside-Down Tomato Tart. Tasting expert Jack Bishop shares tips for buying tomatoes, and science expert Dan Souza explains the Leidenfrost Effect. Test cook Becky Hays makes host Julia Collin Davison Horiatiki Salata (Hearty Greek Salad).
Flavor-Packed Chicken Dinner
22. Flavor-Packed Chicken Dinner
July 9, 2022
Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster make Broiled Chicken with Gravy. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for toaster ovens, and gadget critic Lisa McManus shares the best toaster oven gear. Test cook Dan Souza shows Julia a new recipe for Skillet Roasted Broccoli.
Pork Chops and Blondies
21. Pork Chops and Blondies
July 2, 2022
Test cook Keith Dresser and host Julia Collin Davison reveal the secrets to the perfect Mustardy Apple Butter-Glazed Pork Chops. Testing expert Jack Bishop challenges hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia to a white chocolate chip tasting, and Lisa reviews grill spatulas. Bridget and Julia reveal the secrets to Browned Butter Blondies.
Breakfast Baking
20. Breakfast Baking
June 25, 2022
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make showstopping Yeasted Doughnuts. Testing expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget and Julia to a vegan chocolate ice-cream tasting. Test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget Banana Muffins with Coconut and Macadamia.
Chinese Noodles and Meatballs
19. Chinese Noodles and Meatballs
June 18, 2022
Test cook Lan Lam cooks host Bridget Lancaster Dan Dan Mian (Sichuan Noodles with Chili Sauce and Pork). Equipment expert Adam Ried shares with host Julia Collin Davison his top picks for mortars and pestles. Test cook Dan Souza and Julia make comforting Sh?zi T
Perfectly Fried Seafood
18. Perfectly Fried Seafood
May 28, 2022
Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster make the ultimate Crispy Fish Sandwiches with Tartar Sauce. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his top picks for pepper mills, and testing expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget and Julia to a horseradish tasting. Test cook Keith Dresser makes Julia showstopping Rhode Island-Style Fried Calamari.
Italian Bites
17. Italian Bites
May 21, 2022
Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster reveal the secrets to Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi with Tomato-Butter Sauce. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares with Julia his top picks for utensil crocks, and science expert Dan Souza explains the science of tempered chocolate. Bridget and Julia make Baci di Dama (Italian Hazelnut Cookies).
Quick Fish Dinners
16. Quick Fish Dinners
May 14, 2022
Test cook Dan Souza cooks host Bridget Lancaster simple Saut
Breakfast with a Kick
15. Breakfast with a Kick
May 7, 2022
Test cook Lan Lam makes host Julia Collin Davison Egg, Kimchi, and Avocado Sandwiches. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares with host Bridget Lancaster his top picks for Electric Gooseneck Kettles, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews gadgets that keep coffee hot. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes Bridget Spanish Migas with Fried Eggs.
Ode to Armenia
14. Ode to Armenia
April 30, 2022
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make classic Lahmajun (Armenian Flatbread). Testing expert Jack Bishop talks all things lentils. Test cook Dan Souza makes Vospov Kofte (Red Lentil Kofte) with host Bridget Lancaster.
Vindaloo and Chana Masala
12. Vindaloo and Chana Masala
April 16, 2022
Host Julia Collin Davison cooks Bridget Lancaster Goan Pork Vindaloo. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his top pick for rice cookers, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews electric can openers. Test cook Dan Souza makes Julia Chana Masala.
Holiday Dessert and Salad
11. Holiday Dessert and Salad
April 9, 2022
Test cook Lan Lam makes host Bridget Lancaster a show stopping Cranberry Curd Tart with Almond Crust. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a taste test of blue cheeses, and gadget critic Lisa McManus shares her favorite eco-friendly gadgets. Test cook Keith Dresser makes Julia Wheat Berry Salad with Radicchio, Dried Cherries, and Pecans.
Shareable Spanish Fare
10. Shareable Spanish Fare
April 2, 2022
Test cook Keith Dresser shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make Alb
Irish Staples
9. Irish Staples
March 29, 2022
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make classic Irish Stew with Carrots and Turnips. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares with Julia his top picks for All-In-One Machines. Test cook Erin McMurrer makes Bridget Irish Brown Soda Bread.
Italian-Inspired Dinners
8. Italian-Inspired Dinners
March 19, 2022
Test Cook Dan Souza shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the perfect Braciole. Testing expert Jack Bishop reviews angel hair pasta, and gadget critic Lisa McManus gives her top pick for scrubs brushes. Julia makes host Bridget Lancaster the perfect Pasta with Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce and Fried Caper Crumbs.
Shrimp, Fast and Slow
7. Shrimp, Fast and Slow
February 19, 2022
Test cook Keith Dresser shows host Julia Collin Davison the secrets to Pan-Seared Shrimp with Peanuts, Black Pepper, and Lime. Equipment expert Adam Ried shares his top picks for petty and utility knives. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes host Bridget Lancaster a no-fuss Shrimp Risotto.
Jewish Baking
6. Jewish Baking
February 12, 2022
Test cook Lan Lam makes host Bridget Lancaster Easy-Braid Challah. Testing expert Jack Bishop gives a flour primer. Test cook Erin McMurrer and host Julia Collin Davison make Crescent-Shaped Rugelach with Raisin-Walnut Filling.
Bulgogi and Bokkeumbap
5. Bulgogi and Bokkeumbap
February 5, 2022
Test cook Dan Souza makes host Bridget Lancaster Beef Bulgogi (Korean Marinated Beef). Testing expert Jack Bishop gives a primer on sesame products. Test cook Keith Dresser shows host Julia Colin Davison a recipe for Kimchi Bokkeumbap (Kimchi Fried Rice).
Prime Rib and Popovers
4. Prime Rib and Popovers
January 29, 2022
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make the ultimate Sous Vide Prime Rib with Mint Persillade. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews vacuum sealers. Julia makes Bridget foolproof Popovers.
French Chicken and Potatoes
3. French Chicken and Potatoes
January 22, 2022
Test cook Erin McMurrer makes host Julia Collin Davison a foolproof Poulet au Vinaigre (Chicken with Vinegar). Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews meat pounders. Test cook Keith Dresser shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make the best Tourte aux Pommes de Terre (French Potato Tart).
Plant-Based Perfection
2. Plant-Based Perfection
January 15, 2022
Test cook Becky Hays makes host Bridget Lancaster the ultimate Cauliflower and Bean Paella. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to tasting meat-free burgers. Test cook Elle Simone Scott makes Julia Vegan Baja-Style Cauliflower Tacos.
Turkey Two Ways
1. Turkey Two Ways
January 8, 2022
Host Bridget Lancaster makes host Julia Collin Davison Turkey Thigh Confit with Citrus-Mustard Sauce. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget and Julia to a tasting of cranberry sauce. Test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget the perfect Skillet Turkey Burgers.
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Where to Watch America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch America's Test Kitchen on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    April 12, 2024
  • IMDB Rating
    8.5  (572)