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321: Mean Streets: Rags to Riches with Boston's Top Chef Barbara Lynch

Friday, July 18, 2014

This week, Boston’s own Barbara Lynch tells her story to America’s Test Kitchen—how she stole an MBTA bus at age 13, how she opened her first restaurant when she still owed the IRS $75,000, why she boxes for exercise, and what she said to the man who refused to believe that he had been served a duck. We’ll find out which seven kitchen gadgets you shouldn’t live without, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the sudden popularity of juice bars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled pork tenderloin steaks. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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320: How (Not) To Start A Pizzeria: A Real-Life Survival Guide

Friday, July 11, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Molly Wizenberg, author of Delancey: A Man, A Woman, A Restaurant, A Marriage, who takes us behind the scenes during the two years that she and her husband were scrimping and scraping to open a gourmet pizza parlor in Seattle. We’ll be tasting dark chocolate, and we’ll investigate the top wine trends with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make chocolate crinkle cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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225R: The World According to Ron Finley, The Guerrilla Gardener of South LA

Friday, July 04, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ron Finley, the guerrilla gardener from South Los Angeles who fought city hall to turn empty lots into fruit and vegetable gardens. We’ll be tasting store-bought piecrust, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Chinese barbecue spareribs. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled corn. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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225R: The World According to Ron Finley, The Guerrilla Gardener of South LA

Friday, July 04, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ron Finley, the guerrilla gardener from South Los Angeles who fought city hall to turn empty lots into fruit and vegetable gardens. We’ll be tasting store-bought piecrust, and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of Chinese barbecue spareribs. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make grilled corn. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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319: July 4th Beer Special! The Amazing History, Lore and Science of America's Favorite Drink

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tune in to the America's Test Kitchen 4th of July special. This year, it's all about American beer. We speak with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. We'll be tasting barbecue sauce, and we'll taste test beer with expert Lauren Clark. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Memphis-style ribs at home.
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319: July 4th Beer Special! The Amazing History, Lore and Science of America's Favorite Drink

Friday, June 27, 2014

Tune in to the America's Test Kitchen 4th of July special. This year, it's all about American beer. We speak with historian, author, and self-proclaimed ranter Maureen Ogle about her book Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer. We'll be tasting barbecue sauce, and we'll taste test beer with expert Lauren Clark. Then we'll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Memphis-style ribs at home.
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304R: Ramen Revolution: The Secrets of America's New Fast Food

Friday, June 20, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ivan Orkin, the chef and owner of Ivan Ramen shops in both Tokyo and New York. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse (wine tasting notes), and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of milk can supper. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best fluffy omelet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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304R: Ramen Revolution: The Secrets of America's New Fast Food

Friday, June 20, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we interview Ivan Orkin, the chef and owner of Ivan Ramen shops in both Tokyo and New York. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse (wine tasting notes), and we’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of milk can supper. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best fluffy omelet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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318: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, June 13, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best cream cheese brownies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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318: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, June 13, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to Ruth Reichl, a food writer and the last editor-in-chief of the now shuttered Gourmet magazine. We’ll find out all about 9 x 13 baking pans from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best cream cheese brownies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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317: A New Theory of Evolution: Cooking Made Us Human!

Friday, June 06, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Harvard professor Richard Wrangham about his latest book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, to find out how cooking makes all the difference between humans and primates. We’ll be tasting Swiss cheese, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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317: A New Theory of Evolution: Cooking Made Us Human!

Friday, June 06, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Harvard professor Richard Wrangham about his latest book, Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human, to find out how cooking makes all the difference between humans and primates. We’ll be tasting Swiss cheese, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Juicy Pub-Style Burgers. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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316: The Insider's Guide to Paris with David Lebovitz

Friday, May 23, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, it’s all about Paris. We speak with David Lebovitz, a former pastry chef turned food blogger who writes a popular blog about his life in Paris which features recommendations of restaurants, open air markets, recipes and tours of Paris. We’ll be tasting jarred green salsa, and we’ll investigate biodynamic wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make fajitas in a skillet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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316: The Insider's Guide to Paris with David Lebovitz

Friday, May 23, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, it’s all about Paris. We speak with David Lebovitz, a former pastry chef turned food blogger who writes a popular blog about his life in Paris which features recommendations of restaurants, open air markets, recipes and tours of Paris. We’ll be tasting jarred green salsa, and we’ll investigate biodynamic wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make fajitas in a skillet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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315: Secrets of Chinese Home Cooking

Friday, May 16, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Fuchsia Dunlop, the first Westerner to train at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Sichuan, China, and the author of several books on Chinese cookery, including Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the psychology behind food fads. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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315: Secrets of Chinese Home Cooking

Friday, May 16, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak to Fuchsia Dunlop, the first Westerner to train at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Sichuan, China, and the author of several books on Chinese cookery, including Every Grain of Rice: Simple Chinese Home Cooking. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about the psychology behind food fads. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Sweet and Tangy Barbecued Chicken. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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314: Inside Top Chef with Top Model Host Padma Lakshmi

Friday, May 09, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Padma Lakshmi, a model, actress, and cookbook author who is most well known for her work as the host of Top Chef. We’ll find out all about salad spinners from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll be tasting wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make quick and easy cinnamon buns. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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314: Inside Top Chef with Top Model Host Padma Lakshmi

Friday, May 09, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we speak with Padma Lakshmi, a model, actress, and cookbook author who is most well known for her work as the host of Top Chef. We’ll find out all about salad spinners from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll be tasting wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make quick and easy cinnamon buns. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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301R: Cooking with Yotam Ottolenghi

Friday, May 02, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we get a special cooking class with chef and cookbook author Yotam Ottolenghi. We’ll be tasting canned whole tomatoes, and we’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Chicken Parmesan. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.
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