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America's Test Kitchen Radio

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America’s Test Kitchen Radio applies the no-nonsense, first-hand testing approach of our TV show to the wide world of food, dining, and cooking—with your voices thrown into the mix for good measure. Each episode features food and cookware recommendations and in-depth interviews.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio with host Chris Kimball is one of public radio’s newest weekend anchor programs, distributed by PRX. It's free until January 2015 and available to all stations on PRX.org.

For more information about America’s Test Kitchen Radio, please contact Melissa LaCasse at 207-776-4926 or lacasse.melissa@gmail.com.

Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs – ranging from pure entertainment to celebrity showcases. Yet they aren’t much help to the every day cook. That's why America’s Test Kitchen in Boston wants to find a better way to make a food program for radio.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is all about insights, tips and techniques that illuminate the truth about real home cooking. There will be some mystery, too, like why bad things happen to good recipes and the science behind good results.

The team behind America's Test Kitchen Radio knows something about connecting with audiences. Some two million public television fans watch each episode of America’s Test Kitchen, the most watched weekend lifestyle show on public TV.

America’s Test Kitchen Radio host Chris Kimball will introduce listeners to an eclectic collection of test cooks and food experts from the Test Kitchen, and people who come at food and cooking from unique and useful perspectives, with rich stories to tell. Chris is a natural host during segments and call-in, and has moved easily from guesting on Morning Edition and other programs.

In previews, test PD’s called the show “surprising, useful and entertaining,” “fascinating,” “relevant” and “personal,” and many said it drew them in even though they don’t cook and aren’t foodies.

For more information about America’s Test Kitchen Radio, please contact Melissa LaCasse at 207-776-4926 or lacasse.melissa@gmail.com. Hide full description

America’s Test Kitchen Radio with host Chris Kimball is one of public radio’s newest weekend anchor programs, distributed by PRX. It's free until January 2015 and available to all stations on PRX.org. For more information about America’s Test Kitchen Radio, please contact Melissa LaCasse at 207-776-4926 or lacasse.melissa@gmail.com.Food has become a national obsession and with it a multitude of flashy programs, magazines, books and blogs – ranging from pure entertainment to celebrity showcases. Yet they aren’t much help to the every day cook. That's why America’s Test Kitchen in Boston wants to find a better way to make a food program for radio.America’s Test Kitchen Radio is a food program for right now – filled with clear, practical information, without the gourmet fuss. The hour is... Show full description


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If you think of modern Mexican cuisine, you probably don't picture crispy octopus with mole and watercress, dried ant powder, or mezcal-spiked clam...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
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This week, we speak to New York Times reporter Michael Moss about the Dead Pit, a USDA livestock research facility in Nebraska that has caused the ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
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What defines modern soul food? This week we speak with Caroline Randall Williams, author of Soul Food Love, about her family's history and the soul...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
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In 2010, a father-son crime duo attempted to poison the vines of La Romanée-Conti, the vineyard that produces Burgundy’s finest and most expensive ...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
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This week, we investigate the truth about fad diets, from blood types to Paleo. We’ll be tasting white chocolate, and we’ll discuss the age old riv...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
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Along with man's ability to use tools and language, cooking has long been accepted as a defining skill that separates mankind from the animal kingd...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2015
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Is gluten responsible for leaky gut, inflammation, and brain disease? Or is the call for everyone to eat a gluten-free diet nothing more than the l...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2015
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What flavors define Thai cuisine? This week chef and restaurant owner Andy Ricker shares the secrets to making authentic Thai food that is sweet, s...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2015
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This week, we speak to Rachael Ray to find out why she still has a crush on Tom Jones and how she fended off an attacker in New York with pepper sp...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2015
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Would you believe that the modern American nightclub was born out of the era of outlawed alcohol? In part two of our prohibition series, we investi...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
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Countless households stashed illegal liquor during prohibition, but for the greatest thrill-seekers the real rush came from drinking at the local s...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
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This week, we speak to Ina Garten about working in the White House, starting the Barefoot Contessa retail store, and becoming a Food Network supers...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
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Is it possible to bring the big flavors of Mexico into the American home kitchen without using hard-to-find ingredients and specialty cookware? Thi...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
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What if we thought of our dinner plates the same way we think of little white pills? This week we speak to author Gary Wenk, who makes the case tha...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
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Everyone knows that Doritos are not naturally flavored, but what does natural mean anyways? This week author Mark Schatzker introduces us to labora...

  • Added: May 27, 2015
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This time on America’s Test Kitchen, we investigate junk food engineering with author Michael Moss to find out how food companies weaponize ingredi...

  • Added: May 20, 2015
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What if the London Underground tasted like soft-boiled eggs? That's true for James Wannerton, who tells us this week about Synesthesia, a neural co...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
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Sorted Food is YouTube’s top cooking channel with over one million subscribers, a fridge cam, and a recipe for rainbow pancakes. What’s the secret ...

  • Added: May 06, 2015
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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 t...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
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Real Chinese home cooking is a far cry from the oily takeout food that Americans have come to know. This week, Fuchsia Dunlop, Sichuan cooking expe...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
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