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404: Chicken Madness: How A Rare, Exotic Bird Fed The World

Friday, January 30, 2015

This week, we investigate the history of the chicken from ancient Egypt to the birth of the modern chicken industry in the 1950s. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reviews slow cookers, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Mushroom Ragu. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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332R: The New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells Speaks Out

Friday, January 23, 2015

This week, we talk to the man who some would say has the most coveted job in the food industry: The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. 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 how Yotam Ottolenghi is changing our most basic ideas about cooking and eating. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best slow-roasted bone-in pork rib roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. Originally aired November 6-13, 2014. Rerun from January 22-29, 2015. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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403: The Aunt Jemima Syndrome: Southern Food Myths Exposed

Friday, January 16, 2015

This week, we speak with professor Marcie Cohen Ferris about her new book The Edible South: The Power of Food and the Making of an American Region, which explores the rich history of the South and Southern food. We’ll be tasting frozen pizza, and we’ll investigate the wines of Piedmont Italy with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make fresh pasta without a machine. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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402: The Barefoot Contessa Speaks Out

Friday, January 09, 2015

This week, we speak to Ina Garten about working in the White House, starting the Barefoot Contessa retail store, and becoming a Food Network superstar. 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 slow food. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best British-style currant scones. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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401: How to Read a Menu: The Secret Language of Food

Friday, January 02, 2015

This week, we investigate the language of food with linguist Dan Jurafsky. From voluptuous to sinful, the words we choose tell a great deal about the food, the restaurant, or the history of the recipe. We’ll be tasting grapefruit juice, and we’ll learn the difference between Burgundy and Bordeaux with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chicken stew. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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309R: Do Manners Matter? Yes...and They Can Change Your Life

Friday, December 26, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate what it means to have good manners in the 21st century: what matters, what doesn’t, and when to turn off your cell phone. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll learn to read wine labels with expert Stephen Meuse (wine tasting notes). Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best whole-wheat pizza. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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335: Holiday Special: Paying It Forward: The Amazing Psychology of Holiday Giving

Friday, December 19, 2014

This week, it’s our annual holiday special. We investigate the psychology of holiday giving with Stephen G. Post, a researcher on the benefits of helping others. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reveals her picks for the top ten holiday gift ideas and the top five stocking stuffers, and we’ll be tasting frozen dinner rolls. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect French Apple Tart. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. If you’re moved by the spirit of giving, we suggest you consider a donation to the No Kid Hungry campaign, a worthy organization working to end childhood hunger. You can donate at: www.nokidhungry.org

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240R: Holiday Special: Top Kitchen Gifts, Wine Guide, Celebrity Holiday Memories

Friday, December 12, 2014

This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we talk to some of our favorite guests about their happiest holiday memories. We’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse, and we'll find out what's hot and what's not in the world of kitchen gadgets. We’ll travel back in time to discover the origins of New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding, and we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make Fallen Chocolate Cake. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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334: An Insider's Tour of Julia Child's Kitchen

Friday, December 05, 2014

This week, we investigate why Julia Child’s kitchen is one of the top tourist attractions in Washington, DC. We also chat with Jean-Jacques Paimblanc, who cooked many dinners in that humble space. We’ll be tasting salted butter, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best Skillet Roast Chicken and Potatoes. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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318R: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, November 28, 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. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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318R: Being Ruth Reichl: Up Close and Personal with The Last Editor of Gourmet

Friday, November 28, 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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325R: Home Fermentation 101: Easy, Safe and Fun

Friday, November 21, 2014

This week, we explore the benefits of fermented foods with culinary author, fermentation revivalist, and DIY food activist Sandor Katz. We’ll be tasting prosciutto, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about a new food law in France, Fait a la Maison. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make an easy weeknight meal, Garlic Pasta. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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333: Thanksgiving Special - True Stories from The Butterball Turkey Talk-Line

Friday, November 14, 2014

This week, we chat with the turkey experts who man Butterball’s Turkey Talk-Line, providing answers to more than 100,000 holiday cooking questions each November and December. We’ll put roasting pans through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste store-bought shortcuts to find out which ones to avoid and which ones will get Thanksgiving dinner on the table quicker. Wine expert Stephen Meuse investigates whether wine has gender, and then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the perfect sweet potato pie. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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332: The New York Times Restaurant Critic Pete Wells Speaks Out

Friday, November 07, 2014

This week, we talk to the man who some would say has the most coveted job in the food industry: The New York Times restaurant critic Pete Wells. 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 how Yotam Ottolenghi is changing our most basic ideas about cooking and eating. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best slow-roasted bone-in pork rib roast. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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331: Peace Meals - Eating in War Zones from Iraq to Afghanistan

Friday, October 31, 2014

This week, we speak with Anna Badkhen, a war correspondent and the author of Peace Meals: Candy-Wrapped Kalashnikovs and Other War Stories, who shared meals from Afghanistan to Mali in search of the truth about war and its aftermath. We’ll be tasting bread crumbs, and we’ll learn some common wine terms with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best carrot-ginger soup. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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330: The Day Meat Fell from The Sky: A Halloween Special

Friday, October 24, 2014

This week, for Halloween, we’re bringing you a scary story. On March 3rd, 1876, large chunks of red meat fell from the sky for a period of several minutes, covering land the size of a football field near Olympia Springs, Kentucky. The cause of the Kentucky Meat Shower remains a mystery to this day, so we’ll speak to experts and scientists to find out what could have caused this strange historical event. We’ll find out all about wine savers from gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about scary foods. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect cherry crisp in a skillet. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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315R: Secrets of Chinese Home Cooking

Friday, October 17, 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. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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329: Mario Batali Speaks! Up Close and Personal with a Celebrity Chef

Friday, October 10, 2014

This week, we interview chef extraordinaire Mario Batali, who owns 20 restaurants around the world. We’ll put kitchen towels through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste cold weather beers with expert Lauren Clark. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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328: Rhubarb and Marilyn Monroe: Life on A Small Michigan Farm

Friday, October 03, 2014

This week, we speak with Kathleen Flinn, author of Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good: A Memoir of Food and Love from an American Midwest Family, about food, farming, and childhood. We’ll be tasting corn tortillas, and we’ll discover five “can-do” wines that can handle almost any situation with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make shredded beef tacos. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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317R: A New Theory of Evolution: Cooking Made Us Human!

Friday, September 26, 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. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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