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Pressure Cooker Perfection

Test cook Becky Hays makes Julia the fastest-ever farmhouse chicken noodle soup in the pressure cooker. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of gruyere, and science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind pressure cookers. Finally, test cook Elle Simone makes the perfect pressure-cooker pot roast.

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Mexican Flare

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison unlock the secrets to making a Mexican staple: Crispy Tacos (Tacos Dorados) and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews a must-have for home cooks: fire extinguishers. Science expert Dan Souza then gives a demonstration of fast-freezing liquid nitrogen, and test cook Erin McMurrer makes the perfect Roasted Poblano and Black Bean Enchiladas for Bridget.

  • 2019-10-22T03:30:00-07:00
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Weeknight Italian

Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget the quickest One-Hour Pizza. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for baking stones and steels, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews under-appliance dusters. Then, Julia and test cook Elle Simone unlock the secrets to the ultimate Beef Short Rib Ragu.

  • 2019-10-29T03:30:00-07:00
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Brunch Favorites

Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to the best Coffee Cake with Pecan-Cinnamon Streusel. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of crunchy peanut butter. Gadget critic Lisa McManus gives a roundup of smart gadgets for home cooks, and test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget a foolproof Broccoli and Feta Frittata.

  • 2019-11-05T02:30:00-08:00
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Spring Dinner for Company

In this episode, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia the perfect Roasted Whole Side of Salmon. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a turmeric tasting, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews kids’ vegetable peelers, and science expert Dan Souza explains the magic of emulsions. Finally, Dan makes the best recipe for Buttery Spring Vegetables.

  • 2019-11-12T02:30:00-08:00
    KCET-HD