Cook's Country

The BEST episodes of Cook's Country

Every episode of Cook's Country ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Cook's Country!

A team of cooks travel the country and scour the history books to find the very best traditional and contemporary American dishes, then bring them back to the test kitchen and develop practical, approachable recipes.

Last Updated: 11/23/2022Network:PBS
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Never Enough Chocolate
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#1 - Never Enough Chocolate

Season 13 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/28/2020

Test cook Christie Morrison and host Bridget Lancaster make the ultimate Triple-Chocolate Sticky Buns. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of milk chocolate. Finally, test cook Morgan Bolling reveals the secret to Thin and Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies.

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Taste of Summer
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#2 - Taste of Summer

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/19/2020

Test cook Lawman Johnson makes host Julia Collin Davison foolproof Grilled Flank Steak with Basil Dressing. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for herb keepers. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make a show-stopping Fresh Tomato Galette.

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Grilled Chicken, Two Ways
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#3 - Grilled Chicken, Two Ways

Season 13 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/3/2020

Test cook Bryan Roof makes host Julia Collin Davison flavor-packed Grilled Jerk Chicken. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried and host Bridget Lancaster discuss grill brushes. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison reveals the secrets to Smoked Chicken Wings.

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Tacos Two Ways
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#4 - Tacos Two Ways

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/10/2020

Test cook Christie Morrison and host Julia Collin Davison make mouthwatering Pork Carnitas. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of lard. Finally, Julia makes crunchy Shrimp Tacos.

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Bread, Cheese and Meat Can’t Be Beat
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#5 - Bread, Cheese and Meat Can’t Be Beat

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/17/2020

Test cook Christie Morrison makes host Bridget Lancaster iconic Sliders. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of ketchup, and test cook Bryan Roof makes Julia a show-stopping Croque Monsieur.

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Herbaceous Chicken and Potatoes
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#6 - Herbaceous Chicken and Potatoes

Season 13 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/24/2020

Test cook Bryan Roof cooks host Julia Collin Davison a Birmingham specialty, Greek Chicken. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop has host Bridget Lancaster taste crumbled feta, and equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for liquid measuring cups. Finally, test cook Lawman Johnson makes the best Crushed Red Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs.

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Italian Comfort Food
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#7 - Italian Comfort Food

Season 13 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/31/2020

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster make a streamlined recipe for Cheesy Stuffed Shells. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for 13x9 broiler-safe baking dishes. Finally, test cook Bryan Roof shows Julia how to make Eggplant Pecorino.

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Chicken and Biscuits
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#8 - Chicken and Biscuits

Season 13 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/7/2020

Test cook Bryan Roof makes host Bridget Lancaster the ultimate One-Batch Fried Chicken. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of strawberry spreads. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison prepares a regional favorite, North Carolina Cheese Biscuits.

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Motor City Favorites
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#9 - Motor City Favorites

Season 13 - Episode 11 - Aired 11/21/2020

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Julia Collin Davison how to make the ultimate Bottom Round Roast Beef with Zip-Style Sauce. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for measuring spoons. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison makes host Bridget Lancaster a regional favorite Almond Boneless Chicken.

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Steakhouse Favorites
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#10 - Steakhouse Favorites

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/25/2008

Learn the technique for perfectly broiled steaks, and discover the secret to super-stuffed potatoes. Adam Ried tells us which steaks knives make the cut. Recipes: - Broiled Steaks - Super-Stuffed Baked Potatoes Equipment Corner: - Steak Knives - Electric Knife Sharpeners

New England for Everyone
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#11 - New England for Everyone

Season 15 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/27/2022

Christie Morrision makes host Julia Collin Davison Woodman's-Style Clam Chowder. Tasting expert Jack Bishop explains how to eat oysters at home. Toni Tipton-Martin talks about how to humanely cook lobster, and Ashley Moore cooks host Bridget Lancaster Hot Buttered Lobster Rolls.

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Low Country Party
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#12 - Low Country Party

Season 15 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/3/2022

Morgan Bolling makes host Julia Collin Davison Okra and Shrimp Stew, and Toni Tipton-Martin shares the story of the Gullah Geechee people. Equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for lightweight Dutch ovens. Julia makes host Bridget Lancaster Pickled Shrimp.

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Midwestern Favorites
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#13 - Midwestern Favorites

Season 15 - Episode 4 - Aired 9/10/2022

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison make a Minnesota favorite Tater Tot Hotdish. Toni Tipton-Martin talks about the first printed hotdish recipe and a fun Congressional competition. Equipment expert Adam Ried reviews corn strippers, and Christie Morrison makes Buckeye Candies from the Recipe Box. Ashley Moore makes Bridget Wisconsin Butter Burgers.

 Thai Comforts
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#14 - Thai Comforts

Season 15 - Episode 6 - Aired 9/24/2022

Bryan Roof visits Portland, Oregon and shares his version of Khao Man Gai (Thai-Style Chicken and Rice) with host Bridget Lancaster. Toni Tipton-Martin talks about holy basil, and Lawman Johnson makes host Julia Collin Davison Pad Gra Prow (Holy Basil Stir-Fry).

Two Tastes from the Bay Area
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#15 - Two Tastes from the Bay Area

Season 15 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/8/2022

Bryan Roof visits Oakland, California and shares his version of Sinigang with host Julia Collin Davison. Toni Tipton-Martin shares the backstory of the food incubator La Cocina, and Morgan Bolling makes host Bridget Lancaster Neorm Sach Moan.

Never Enough Chocolate
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#16 - Never Enough Chocolate

Season 15 - Episode 9 - Aired 10/15/2022

Christie Morrison makes host Bridget Lancaster Chocolate Babka, and Toni Tipton-Martin shares the history of babka and its Seinfeld connection. Tasting expert Jack Bishop reveals his top picks for espresso powder. Ashley Moore makes host Julia Collin Davison foolproof Chocolate Fudge.

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Sunday Dinner
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#17 - Sunday Dinner

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/13/2009

Learn how to make an unforgettable garlic roast beef and mashed potato casserole. Christopher Kimball also reveals what you need to know to select the perfect cut of meat. Recipes: - Sunday-Best Garlic Roast Beef - Mashed Potato Casserole Equipment Corner: - Liquid Dish Detergent

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Comfort Food Done Right
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#18 - Comfort Food Done Right

Season 12 - Episode 13 - Aired 11/16/2019

Test cook Christie Morrison and host Bridget Lancaster uncover the secrets to making a flavorful Double-Crust Chicken Pot Pie from scratch. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Julia Collin Davison to a tasting of creamy peanut butter. Finally, test cook Ashley Moore makes Julia a delicious First Lady specialty, Cowboy Cookies.

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California Grilling
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#19 - California Grilling

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 11/22/2008

Bridget Lancaster teaches Christopher Kimball how to cook a garlicky tri-tip roast on the grill. She also prepares California barbecued beans and Santa Maria-style salsa. Recipes: - California Barbecue Tri-Tip and Beans - Santa Maria Salsa Tasting Lab: - Salsas Equipment Corner: - Essential Grilling Gadgets

Old-Fashioned Roast Beef Dinner
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#20 - Old-Fashioned Roast Beef Dinner

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/5/2009

We make a classic American meal starting with a juicy roast with a rich, meaty gravy. Recipes - Classic Roast Beef and Gravy - Perfect Popovers Equipment Corner - Plastic Wrap

Pucker-Up Pies
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#21 - Pucker-Up Pies

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/2009

Bridget Lancaster reveals the test kitchen’s secrets to a perfect lemon meringue pie with a sky-high topping that won’t weep. And Erin McMurrer makes easy Icebox Key Lime Pie with perfect texture and real lime flavor. Recipes - Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie - Icebox Key Lime Pie Equipment Corner - Inexpensive Stand Mixers

Icebox Desserts
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#22 - Icebox Desserts

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/17/2011

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Lemon Icebox Cheesecake. Then, Jack challenges Chris to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make French Silk Chocolate Pie.

Irish Country Cooking
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#23 - Irish Country Cooking

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/26/2013

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Guinness Beef Stew. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for whisks. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make perfect Brown Soda Bread. Recipes: Guinness Beef Stew, Brown Soda Bread, Brown Soda Bread with Currants and Caraway Equipment Reviews: All-Purpose Whisks

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Get Your Chile Fix
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#24 - Get Your Chile Fix

Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired 11/9/2013

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Green Chile Cheeseburgers at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of mayonnaise. Next, Chris shares the test kitchen’s top tips on making your own burger. And finally, test cook Erin McMurrer uncovers the secrets to making the best Five-Alarm Chili. Recipes: Green Chile Cheeseburgers, Five-Alarm Chili Taste Tests: Mayonnaise

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Dessert on Bourbon Street
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#25 - Dessert on Bourbon Street

Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/28/2013

Test cook Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the ultimate New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for sugar shakers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of grits. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster reveals the secrets to making perfect Beignets at home. Recipes: New Orleans Bourbon Bread Pudding, Beignets, Bourbon Sauce Equipment Reviews: Confectioners' Sugar Shakers Taste Tests: Grits

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