America's Test Kitchen

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  • 2021
  • 21 Seasons
  • 8.4  (401)

Each episode of America's Test Kitchen features the preparation and cooking of a wide range of recipes as well as taste tests of various food products. This series is filmed in Cook's Illustrated magazine's test kitchen located near Boston, Massachussetts, and has been on the air for more than 10 years. The host of America's Test Kitchen is Christopher Kimball. Instantly recognizable in his red A.T.K. apron and trademark bow tie, Mr. Kimball is a knowledgeable and entertaining host who has a likeable on-air personality. Almost professorial in approach, Mr. Kimball's enthusiasm keeps the show on an upbeat level. The other cast members of the program are skilled food professionals, and each is an expert in a specific field. The cooking segments are done with professional chefs who provide step by step instructions of each dish they prepare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes are all covered on the show. On any given episode of America's Test Kitchen, the chefs may be demonstrating how to prepare the best fried chicken or how to make croissants or how to prepare huevos rancheros. A very interesting part of America's Test Kitchen is when they explain the science involved in the preparation and cooking of different food items. Usually the process or example being explained is shown or carried out step by step for the viewer. Another interesting regular segment on this cooking show is the reviewing of kitchen equipment. Just some of the products that are reviewed on America's Test Kitchen are oven thermometers, smoker boxes, steamer baskets, loaf pans, toaster ovens and paring knives. While many of the products are new on the market others are tried and true kitchen favorites. The taste-test section of the show features cast members sampling different brands of a selected type of food product. From peanut butter, pasta and canned tuna to frozen pizzas, bread crumbs and fresh produce items all of the items are honestly and objectively reviewed.

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Elegant French Desserts
26. Elegant French Desserts
June 26, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison prepares a showstopping Peach Tarte Tatin, equipment expert Adam Ried shares the perfect pan for every cake and host Bridget Lancaster makes Financiers.
Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
25. Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup
June 19, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison makes Grown-Up Grilled Cheese Sandwiches with Gruyère and Chives, equipment expert Adam Ried shares how to care for wooden kitchen tools and gadget critic Lisa McManus rounds up the best graters. Finally, host Bridget Lancaster prepares the Ultimate Cream of Tomato Soup.
Farmers' Market Fare
24. Farmers' Market Fare
June 12, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster cooks a creamy Corn Risotto, ingredient expert Jack Bishop shares tips for buying and storing summer produce, and test cook Elle Simone Scott makes a refreshing Green Bean Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta. Finally, test cook Dan Souza prepares a simple but satisfying recipe for Grilled Tomatoes.
Summer Dinner for Two
23. Summer Dinner for Two
June 5, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison makes Grilled Scallops with Fennel and Orange Salad for Two, ingredient expert Jack Bishop explains the differences between types of peppercorns, and host Bridget Lancaster prepares date night-worthy Freeform Summer Fruit Tartlets for Two.
Cook It in Cast Iron
22. Cook It in Cast Iron
May 29, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster cooks a crispy Cast Iron Pan Pizza, equipment expert Adam Ried shares tips on caring for cast iron, and test cook Keith Dresser makes Cast Iron Baked Ziti with Charred Tomatoes.
Butter-Basted Fish and Succotash
21. Butter-Basted Fish and Succotash
May 22, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster cooks the easiest Butter-Basted Fish Fillets with Garlic and Thyme, ingredient expert Jack Bishop talks frozen seafood, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reveals her top picks for spatulas. Finally, test cook Elle Simone Scott makes Succotash with Butter Beans, Corn, and Red Pepper.
Tacos, Guacamole, and Margaritas
20. Tacos, Guacamole, and Margaritas
May 15, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison grills Sous Vide Cochinita Pibil and host Bridget Lancaster makes the Best Fresh Margaritas and Classic Guacamole.
A Trip to Vietnam
19. A Trip to Vietnam
May 8, 2021
Test cook Lan Lam makes a childhood favorite, Bò Lúc Lắc (Shaking Beef); equipment expert Adam Ried shares the best tools for maintaining your knives; and host Julia Collin Davison makes Gỏi Cuốn (Vietnamese Summer Rolls).
Back to Grilling Basics
18. Back to Grilling Basics
May 1, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison cooks a simple but satisfying Grilled Pork Tenderloin with Grilled Pineapple-Red Onion Salsa, equipment expert Adam Ried shares grilling essentials, and test cook Dan Souza reveals the secrets to perfect Grilled Cauliflower.
Bake Sale Favorites
17. Bake Sale Favorites
April 24, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster bakes celebration-worthy Yellow Sheet Cake with Chocolate Frosting, ingredient expert Jack Bishop gives a primer on dark chocolate. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer harnesses the power of science to make the best Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies.
Burgers and Chips
16. Burgers and Chips
April 17, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster makes classic Smashed Burgers, ingredient expert Jack Bishop breaks down different vegetable oils, and host Julia Collin Davison fries up Crunchy Kettle Potato Chips.
Salmon Steaks Done Right
15. Salmon Steaks Done Right
April 10, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to perfect Pan-Seared Salmon Steaks, equipment expert Adam Ried has a roundup of the best seafood tools, and ingredient expert Jack Bishop gives a primer on salt. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer makes a quick and satisfying Brussels Sprout Salad with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette.
Bistro Classics at Home
14. Bistro Classics at Home
April 3, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster makes a showstopping Pan Bagnat (Provençal Tuna Sandwich), and ingredient expert Jack Bishop gives you the scoop on shopping for tuna. Finally, test cook Lan Lam prepares a French bistro classic—Salade Lyonnaise.
Indian Feast
13. Indian Feast
March 27, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison cooks Murgh Makhani (Indian Butter Chicken), ingredient expert Jack Bishop gives a primer on tomato products, and test cook Becky Hays makes Palak Dal (Spinach Dal with Cumin and Mustard Seeds).
Schnitzel and Roesti
12. Schnitzel and Roesti
March 20, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison fries up crispy Chicken Schnitzel, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals our top picks for cooking thermometers, and test cook Keith Dresser prepares Swiss Potato Roesti.
Mediterranean Comfort Food
11. Mediterranean Comfort Food
March 13, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster shares the steps to making a hearty Pastitsio; ingredient expert Jack Bishop tells you what you need to know about feta cheese; and test cook Lan Lam makes Braised Eggplant with Paprika, Coriander, and Yogurt.
Tagine and Hummus
10. Tagine and Hummus
March 27, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison makes a fabulous Moroccan Fish Tagine, ingredient expert Jack Bishop tells you everything you need to know about buying and storing spices, and test cook Becky Hays whips up Ultracreamy Hummus.
Rustic Italian Fare
9. Rustic Italian Fare
March 20, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster makes a hearty Acquacotta (Tuscan White Bean and Escarole Soup), ingredient expert Jack Bishop shares tips for buying extra-virgin olive oil, and test cook Keith Dresser makes easy Piadine (Italian Flatbreads).
Crepes Two Ways
8. Crepes Two Ways
February 20, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison cooks a French staple, Galettes Complètes (Buckwheat Crêpes with Ham, Egg, and Cheese). Then, test cook Dan Souza makes Bánh Xèo (Sizzling Vietnamese Crêpes).
Japanese-Inspired Favorites
7. Japanese-Inspired Favorites
February 13, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster fries up a batch of Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken Thighs). Then, test cook Becky Hays makes Chilled Soba Noodles with Cucumber, Snow Peas, and Radishes.
French-Inspired Comfort Food
6. French-Inspired Comfort Food
February 6, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster cooks a showstopping Beef en Cocotte with Mushroom Sauce, ingredient expert Jack Bishop gives a primer on vinegars, and test cook Keith Dresser prepares a hearty Swiss Chard and Kale Gratin.
Breakfast Basics
5. Breakfast Basics
January 30, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison cooks up Perfect Fried Eggs. Test cook Erin McMurrer makes smooth Cold-Brew Iced Coffee, and test cook Elle Simone Scott makes the best Yeasted Waffles.
Simple and Elegant Dinner
4. Simple and Elegant Dinner
January 23, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster makes a foolproof recipe for Pan-Seared Strip Steaks. Then, test cook Dan Souza prepares Beet Salad with Spiced Yogurt and Watercress.
Simple Chicken Dinner
3. Simple Chicken Dinner
January 16, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison makes Chicken Under a Brick with Herb-Roasted Potatoes, ingredient expert Jack Bishop tells you all about mozzarella, and test cook Lan Lam whips up Buttermilk-Vanilla Panna Cotta with Berries and Honey.
Autumn Supper
2. Autumn Supper
January 9, 2021
Host Bridget Lancaster prepares perfect Oven-Roasted Chicken Thighs, equipment expert Adam Ried rounds up the best tools for roasting, and host Julia Collin Davison bakes the easiest-ever Apple Crumble.
A Taste of Mexico
1. A Taste of Mexico
January 2, 2021
Host Julia Collin Davison makes a recipe for Chile Verde con Cerdo, ingredient expert Jack Bishop shares what you need to know about canned and jarred chile products, and test cook Elle Simone Scott prepares a refreshing Coctel de Camaron.
America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen

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Each episode of America's Test Kitchen features the preparation and cooking of a wide range of recipes as well as taste tests of various food products. This series is filmed in Cook's Illustrated magazine's test kitchen located near Boston, Massachussetts, and has been on the air for more than 10 years.

The host of America's Test Kitchen is Christopher Kimball. Instantly recognizable in his red A.T.K. apron and trademark bow tie, Mr. Kimball is a knowledgeable and entertaining host who has a likeable on-air personality. Almost professorial in approach, Mr. Kimball's enthusiasm keeps the show on an upbeat level.

The other cast members of the program are skilled food professionals, and each is an expert in a specific field. The cooking segments are done with professional chefs who provide step by step instructions of each dish they prepare. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert recipes are all covered on the show.

On any given episode of America's Test Kitchen, the chefs may be demonstrating how to prepare the best fried chicken or how to make croissants or how to prepare huevos rancheros.

A very interesting part of America's Test Kitchen is when they explain the science involved in the preparation and cooking of different food items. Usually the process or example being explained is shown or carried out step by step for the viewer.

Another interesting regular segment on this cooking show is the reviewing of kitchen equipment. Just some of the products that are reviewed on America's Test Kitchen are oven thermometers, smoker boxes, steamer baskets, loaf pans, toaster ovens and paring knives. While many of the products are new on the market others are tried and true kitchen favorites.

The taste-test section of the show features cast members sampling different brands of a selected type of food product. From peanut butter, pasta and canned tuna to frozen pizzas, bread crumbs and fresh produce items all of the items are honestly and objectively reviewed.

America's Test Kitchen is a series that is currently running and has 21 seasons (309 episodes). The series first aired on August 4, 2021.

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, Amazon and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    August 4, 2021
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (401)