America's Test Kitchen
Simple & Satisfying Vegetable Mains

Man on the Street John "Doc" Willoughby ventures to New York City to learn about vegetarian cooking from Amanda Cohen at Dirt Candy. Back in the test kitchen, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a great Mushroom and Leek Galette with Gorgonzola at home. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his favorite vegetable cleavers in the Equipment Corner. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate Farmhouse Vegetable and Barley Soup.



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Introducing Caldo Verde and White Gazpacho

Test cook Julia Collin Davison teaches host Christopher Kimball how to cook a traditional Portuguese Soup, Caldo Verde. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite ladles, and finally, test cook Becky Hays reveals the secrets to ultimate Spanish Garlic and Almond Soup.

  • 2016-08-01T03:30:00-07:00
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Get A Rise Out of Your Eggs

Test cook Dan Souza teaches host Christopher Kimball how to cook the best Pasta Frittata with Sausage and Hot Peppers. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster updates a classic recipe for Cheese Souffle.

  • 2016-08-02T03:30:00-07:00
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Let's Make Bread

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Easy Sandwich Bread. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of artisanal cream cheese. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. And finally, test cook Becky Hays shows Chris how to make the best Zucchini Bread.

  • 2016-08-03T03:30:00-07:00
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Two Ways to Unlock Asian Flavor

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Thai Chicken Curry with Potatoes and Peanuts right at home! Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of five-spice powder. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to the ultimate Chinese Braised Beef.



  • 2016-08-04T03:30:00-07:00
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A Meal to Celebrate Fall

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Slow-Roasted Bone-in Pork Rib Roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for freezer storage bags in the Equipment Corner. Then, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Finally, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making the best Roasted Butternut Squash with Browned Butter and Hazelnuts.



  • 2016-08-05T03:30:00-07:00
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Baguettes at Home

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make The Best Baguette at home! Then equipment expert Adam Ried uncovers the essential tools for baking baguette in the Equipment Corner.

  • 2016-08-08T03:30:00-07:00
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French Bistro Favorites

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make a simple pot-au-feu at home. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect raspberry charlotte.

  • 2016-08-09T03:30:00-07:00
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New York Natives

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to foolproof New York cheesecake. Then, man on the street Doc Willoughby learns about bagels from Philip Romanzi of Bagel Hole in Brooklyn. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New York agels.

  • 2016-08-10T03:30:00-07:00
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A Hearty Start to the Day

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Becky Hays to learn how to make the best eggs piperade. Next, test cook Dan Souza uncovers the secrets to making chocolate hazelnut spread at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of maple syrup. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the perfect 100 percent whole wheat pancakes.

  • 2016-08-11T03:30:00-07:00
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A Hearty Fall Feast

Test cook Dan Souza shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best roasted rack of lamb at home. Next, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the test kitchen's secret to roasted brined Turkey. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of dijon mustard. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the ultimate root vegetable gratin.

  • 2016-08-12T03:30:00-07:00
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Spanish Chicken and Israeli Couscous

Test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making the best Spanish braised chicken with sherry and saffron. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop chal-enges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of Israeli couscous. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make simple Israeli couscous at home.

  • 2016-08-15T03:30:00-07:00
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Pass The Pasta

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate sausage meatballs and spaghetti. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews insulated shopping totes in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to making tagliatelle with prosciutto and peas at home.

  • 2016-08-16T03:30:00-07:00
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Chocolate-Caramel Layer Cake

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the perfect chocolate-caramel layer cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice cream scoops in the Equipment Corner. Finally, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best large ice cream makers and thermometers.

  • 2016-08-17T03:30:00-07:00
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Why Not Add Wine?

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best coq au riesling at home. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best waiter's corkscrews. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate Tuscan-style beef stew.

  • 2016-08-18T03:30:00-07:00
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Saucing Up Chicken and Roasting Mushrooms

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best quick sauces for sauteed chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews serrated paring knives in the Equipment Corner. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus reviews her favorite kitchen gadgets. Then, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor and shares a quick tip about the best way to cook bacon. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to the ultimate roasted mushrooms with parmesan and pine nuts.

  • 2016-08-19T03:30:00-07:00
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Sweet and Spicy Asian Specialties

Man on the street Doc Willoughby visits Joanne Chang at Myers + Chang to learn about shell-on shrimp. Then, test cook Becky Hays shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best crispy salt and pepper shrimp at home. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of Sichuan peppercorns. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making Vietnamese-style caramel chicken with broccoli.

  • 2016-08-22T03:30:00-07:00
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A Roast for the Holidays

Host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate fennel-coriander top sirloin roast. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carving boards in the Equipment Corner. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the crispiest duck fat-roasted potatoes.

  • 2016-08-23T03:30:00-07:00
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Pork and Pears

Test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making the best milk-braised pork loin. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of apricot preserves. Next, gadget guru Lisa McManus uncovers the best apple corers. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the ultimate roasted pears with dried apricots and pistachios.

  • 2016-08-24T03:30:00-07:00
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Roast Chicken and Potatoes Revisited

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate slow-roasted chicken parts with shallot-garlic pan sauce. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews carbon-steel chef's knives. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to the perfect boiled potatoes with black olive tapenade.

  • 2016-08-25T03:30:00-07:00
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Dinner In Italy

Man on the street Doc Willoughby learns all about Sicilian-style pizza from the Barbati family of L&B Spumoni Gardens in Brooklyn. Then, host Christopher Kimball goes into the test kitchen with test cook Bridget Lancaster to learn how to make the ultimate thick-crust Sicilian-style pizza at home. Next, test cook Becky Hays uncovers the secrets to homemade ricotta cheese. Finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make the best pasta with cauliflower, bacon, and bread crumbs.

  • 2016-08-26T03:30:00-07:00
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Serving Up Noodles and Rice

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Japanese-style stir- fried noodles with beef at home. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews knife sharpeners in the Equipment Corner. Next, Chris answers cooking questions in Letters to the Editor. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reinvents a classic, fried brown rice with pork and shrimp.

  • 2016-08-29T03:30:00-07:00
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Italian with Ease

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making semolina gnocchi at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of balsamic vinegar. Finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the best Italian sausage with grapes and balsamic vinegar.

  • 2016-08-30T03:30:00-07:00
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