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America's Test Kitchen

Season 19 2019
TV-G

  • 2019-01-05T19:00:00Z on PBS
  • 25 mins
  • 9 hours, 29 mins (23 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary

In "America's Test Kitchen From Cook's Illustrated," a team of expert chefs continue to provide viewers with practical recipes and recommendations that they can use to save money, time and effort in the kitchen. With its uniquely scientific flavor, the show uses blind tasting judges, flash animations and laboratory procedures to answer a variety of kitchen questions. Putting everything from pasta and pasta pots, cheese and cheese graters, as well as host Chris Kimball to the test, this series offers surprises that often defy price points and move beyond fancy packaging and brand expectations.

26 episodes

19x01 Pork Chops and Oven Fries

  • Season Premiere

    2019-01-05T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, test cook Elle Simone makes Bridget the ultimate deviled pork chops. Then tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of dark chocolate chips, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews kids’ oven mitts. Science expert Dan Souza reveals the science behind non-Newtonian fluids, and test cook Lan Lam makes the perfect thick-cut oven fries.

19x02 Chocolate Delights

  • 2019-01-12T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to making foolproof all-butter pie dough and chocolate cream pie, and tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of cocoa powder. Finally, test cook Elle Simone makes Julia a decadent dark chocolate fudge sauce.

19x03 Roast Chicken and Sprouts

  • 2019-01-19T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, Julia and Bridget unlock the secrets to the ultimate roast chicken with warm bread salad. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of white miso. Finally, test cook Elle Simone teaches Bridget how to make foolproof skillet-roasted Brussels sprouts with chile, peanuts, and mint.

19x04 The Perfect Cake

  • 2019-01-26T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Bridget and Julia reveal the secrets to making the perfect gingerbread layer cake at home. Gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews stovetop kettles. Finally, test cook Keith Dresser makes a foolproof recipe for sticky toffee pudding cakes.

19x05 Chinese Favorites

  • 2019-02-02T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster unlock the secrets to making a Chinese classic at home: flat hand-pulled noodles (Biang Biang Mian) with chili oil vinaigrette. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for meat cleavers, and test cook Dan Souza makes Julia the ultimate Chinese-style barbecued spareribs.

19x06 The Perfect Cookie

  • 2019-02-09T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Dan Souza makes Julia a festive recipe for easy holiday sugar cookies. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for parchment paper, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews silicone baking mats. Test cook Lan Lam then makes Bridget the best lemon bars.

19x07 Elegant Dinner Party

  • 2019-02-16T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, Bridget and Julia uncover the secrets to the ultimate Braised Brisket with Pomegranate, Cumin, and Cilantro. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top pick for twist corkscrews. Finally, test cook Dan Souza makes a decadent Duchess Potato Casserole.

19x08 Sous Vide for Everybody

  • 2019-02-23T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget Sous Vide Seared Steaks. Equipment expert Adam Ried then reviews his top pick for sous vide machines, and test cook Elle Simone makes a show stopping sous vide staple: Soft-Poached Eggs.

19x09 Chicken and Biscuits

  • 2019-03-02T19:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Becky Hays and host Julia Collin Davison make the perfect Indoor Pulled Chicken with Sweet and Tangy Barbecue Sauce. Tasting expert Jack Bishop then challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of basmati rice, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews the gadgets you didn’t know you needed, and test cook Erin McMurrer unlocks the secrets to making Ultimate Flaky Buttermilk Biscuits at home.

Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to the perfect Hearty Beef and Vegetable Stew. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for 13 by 9-inch glass baking dishes, and science expert Dan Souza explains the science behind the sound and flavor of food. Finally, Julia and Bridget make the ultimate Cod Baked in Foil with Leeks and Carrots.

19x11 Mexican Fare

  • 2019-03-30T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

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.

19x12 Weeknight Italian

  • 2019-04-06T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

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.

19x13 Brunch Favorites

  • 2019-04-13T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

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.

19x14 Spring Dinner for Company

  • 2019-04-20T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

In this episode, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia the perfect Roasted Whole Side of Salmon. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tumeric 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.

19x15 How to Braise Everything

  • 2019-04-27T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

Test cook Dan Souza and host Julia Collin Davison teach viewers how to make Braised Oxtails with White Beans, Tomatoes, and Aleppo Pepper. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for Dutch ovens, and test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget foolproof Fava Beans with Artichokes, Asparagus, and Peas.

19x16 A Taste of Brazil

  • 2019-05-04T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

In this episode, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia a Brazilian classic: Brazilian Shrimp and Fish Stew (Moqueca). Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of Pecorino Romano. Finally, Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making Brazilian Cheese Bread (Pao de Queijo) at home.

19x17 Classic Chinese at Home

  • 2019-05-11T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

Test cook Dan Souza makes Bridget the ultimate Chinese Pork Dumplings. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for steamer baskets, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews ginger graters. Science expert Dan Souza then explains the science behind proper pouring techniques, and test cook Keith Dresser makes Julia perfect Beijing-Style Meat Sauce and Noodles (Zha Jiang Mian).

19x18 Middle Eastern Dinner

  • 2019-05-18T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

In this episode, test cook Elle Simone and host Julia reveal the secrets to making foolproof Falafel at home. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of canned chickpeas, and test cook Becky Hays makes Bridget the ultimate Moroccan Lentil and Chickpea Soup (Harira).

19x19 Better Breakfast

  • 2019-05-25T18:00:00Z — 24 mins

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster teach viewers how to make Easy Pancakes. Tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of turkey bacon. Next, gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews syrup dispensers, and science expert Dan Souza demystifies the science of baking soda and browning. Then, test cook Becky Hays makes Julia a decadent version of a breakfast classic: Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs.

19x20 Updated Italian

  • 2019-06-22T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget an updated recipe for an Italian staple: Chicken Piccata. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of unsalted butter, and science expert Dan Souza explains the science behind fat and temperature perception. Finally, Bridget and Julia unlock the secrets to making the ultimate Chocolate Semifreddo.

19x21 Italian Classics

  • 2019-06-29T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, Julia and Bridget uncover the secrets to making the perfect Pane Francese at home, and equipment expert Adam Ried reviews his top pick for fine-mesh strainers. Then, test cook Erin McMurrer makes Bridget a foolproof recipe for an Italian classic: Chicken Vesuvio.

19x22 New Flavors on the Grill

  • 2019-07-06T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

Hosts Bridget and Julia unlock the secrets to making the ultimate Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties (Bun Cha) on the grill. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for kitchen shears. Finally, Dan and Julia make a foolproof Japanese recipe on the grill: Grilled Steak and Scallion Rolls (Negimaki).

19x23 Latin Summer Favorites

  • 2019-07-13T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Lan Lam makes Bridget the ultimate Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak. In the Equipment Corner, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews boning knives. Then, test cook Keith Dresser and host Julia reveal the secrets to the best Peruvian Ceviche recipe.

19x24 Pork Two Ways

  • 2019-07-20T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Becky Hays makes host Bridget Lancaster Perfect Pan-Seared Pork Tenderloin Steaks. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for air fryers, and test cook Dan Souza makes a showstopping Crispy Slow-Roasted Pork Belly for Julia.

19x25 Summer Picnic Party

  • 2019-07-27T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

In this episode, test cook Dan Souza and host Julia teach viewers how to make the ultimate Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mustard and Tarragon. Tasting expert Jack Bishop then challenges Bridget to a fresh mozzarella tasting, and gadget critic Lisa McManus reviews popsicle molds. Next, test cook Keith Dresser makes Bridget a foolproof Italian Pasta Salad.

19x26 Latin Comfort Food

  • 2019-08-03T18:00:00Z — 25 mins

Test cook Elle Simone makes Julia the best Braised New Mexico–Style Pork in Red Chile Sauce (Carne Adovada), and equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for 9-inch tongs. Then, test cook Erin McMurrer makes Bridget the ultimate Mexican Corn Salad (Esquites).

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