The BEST Episodes of Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 22, 2020

Network: PBS

Cook's Country From America's Test Kitchen uncovers the best of American home cooking. Our recipes are developed through in-depth kitchen testing. The result: foolproof recipes you can trust to work the first time—and every time. Cooks's Country From America's Test Kitchen features the cast and crew of America's Test Kitchen, the top-rated cooking show on public television—now in its ninth season. Our new show is filmed in a renovated 1806 farmhouse with a full working test kitchen. Watch us update traditional American recipes—everything from California Barbecued Tri-Tip and Cincinnati Chili to Mashed Potato Casserole and Chocolate Blackout Cake. You'll learn what makes a recipe succeed (or fail) as well as which kitchen tools, cookware, and supermarket ingredients have won our independent tests. Join us every week as we bring the pages of Cook's Country magazine into your home.

Old-Fashioned Roast Beef Dinner

#1 - Old-Fashioned Roast Beef Dinner

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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

star 10.00
1 votes
Pucker-Up Pies

#2 - Pucker-Up Pies

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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

star 10.00
1 votes
Icebox Desserts

#3 - Icebox Desserts

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.

star 10.00
2 votes
Irish Country Cooking

#4 - Irish Country Cooking

Season 6 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 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

star 10.00
1 votes
All-American Sweet Dough Desserts

#5 - All-American Sweet Dough Desserts

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 25, 2015

Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe for Dakota Peach Kuchen. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of peach jam. Finally, test cook Erin McMurrer shows Chris how to make the perfect Kolaches.

star 10.00
30 votes
Holiday Feast

#6 - Holiday Feast

Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 2, 2019

Test cook Ashley Moore shows host Bridget Lancaster how to make a Crumb-Crusted Rack of Lamb that is perfect for the holidays. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried shows host Julia Collin Davison his top picks of electric knives. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison shows Julia how to make a showstopping Brussels Sprout Gratin.

star 10.00
1 votes
Retro Desserts

#7 - Retro Desserts

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 22, 2011

Bridget uncovers the secrets to perfect Banana Pudding. Then, Adam reveals his top picks for fine- mesh strainers. And finally, Erin updates a lost recipe and shows Chris how to make the ultimate Chiffon Cake.

star 9.00
2 votes
Backyard Barbecue

#8 - Backyard Barbecue

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 12, 2013

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to making the best Barbecued Pulled Chicken. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for electric charcoal starters. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of ice cream cones. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make the ultimate South Dakota Corncob-Smoked Ribs. Recipes: Barbecued Pulled Chicken, South Dakota Corncob-Smoked Ribs Equipment Reviews: Electric Charcoal Starters Taste Tests: Ice Cream Cones

star 9.00
2 votes
Dressing Up Meat and Potatoes

#9 - Dressing Up Meat and Potatoes

Season 7 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 6, 2014

Test cook Julia Collin Davison revives a classic recipe, Holiday Strip Roast. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Christopher Kimball to a tasting of country ham. Then, test cook Bridget Lancaster shows Chris how to make Olive Oil Potato Gratin. And finally, Chris teaches a cooking class all about olive oil.

star 9.00
2 votes
Straight From So-Cal

#10 - Straight From So-Cal

Season 10 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 14, 2017

Julia Collin Davison reveals the secrets to making show-stopping Citrus-Braised Pork Tacos at home. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a Mild Salsa taste test. Next, test cook Christie Morrison shows Julia how to achieve unforgettable So-Cal inspired Churros right at home. And finally, equipment expert Adam Ried shares his piping bag best-buy.

star 9.00
3 votes
Ribs and Mashed Potatoes Revisited

#11 - Ribs and Mashed Potatoes Revisited

Season 10 - Episode 6 - Aired Sep 30, 2017

Bridget Lancaster shares steps to achieving the perfect Memphis-style Wet Ribs in the Slow Cooker. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host, Julia Collin Davison to an apple-cider vinegar tasting. And finally, test cook Ashley Moore teaches Bridget how to make the leftover favorite, Mashed Potato Cakes from scratch.

star 9.00
2 votes
Ultimate Comfort Foods

#12 - Ultimate Comfort Foods

Season 11 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 25, 2018

Hosts Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster revive a traditional recipe for Wellesley Fudge Cake. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top pick for Immersion Blenders. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof makes Bridget a southern specialty —chicken and pastry.

star 9.00
2 votes
A Trip to Tarheel Country

#13 - A Trip to Tarheel Country

Season 11 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 8, 2018

Test cook Bryan Roof shows host Julia Collin Davison a top secret recipe for North Carolina dipped fried chicken. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a tasting of chocolate ice cream. And finally, test cook Ashley Moore makes Bridget a classic version of North Carolina lemon pie.

star 9.00
2 votes
Company's Coming

#14 - Company's Coming

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 14, 2013

Test cook Bridget Lancaster revives a classic recipe for Crown Roast of Pork. Then, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for measuring spoons. Next, host Christopher Kimball shares the test kitchen’s top food safety tips. And finally, Bridget shows Chris how to make Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus. Recipes: Crown Roast of Pork, Parmesan-Crusted Asparagus Equipment Reviews: Measuring Spoons

star 8.50
2 votes
Bourbon and Broccoli Hit the Grill

#15 - Bourbon and Broccoli Hit the Grill

Season 10 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 7, 2017

Julia Collin Davison fires up the grill for host Bridget Lancaster, demonstrating the ultimate Grilled Bourbon Steak recipe. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of Dill Pickle Spears. Then, test cook Ashley Moore prepares an unforgettable Grilled Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan. Finally, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews inexpensive options for Instant-Read Thermometers.

star 8.50
4 votes
Ballpark Classics

#16 - Ballpark Classics

Season 11 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 1, 2018

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison grill up sausage and peppers. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Julia to a tasting of whole wheat sandwich bread. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews disposable plates. And finally, test cook Christie Morrison makes Julia the best ballpark pretzels

star 8.50
2 votes
Tacos Two Ways

#17 - Tacos Two Ways

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 7, 2019

Test cook Bryan Roof and host Bridget Lancaster reveal the secrets to making a Southern California classic, Smoked Fish Tacos. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried shows host Julia Collin Davison his top pick of chimney starters. Finally, test cook Christie Morrison makes Julia the perfect Grilled Steak Fajitas.

star 8.50
2 votes
Old-Fashioned Sweet Endings

#18 - Old-Fashioned Sweet Endings

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired Sep 21, 2013

Test cook Erin McMurrer shows host Christopher Kimball how to make the best Peaches and Cream Pie. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reveals his top picks for rolling pins. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of pie crust. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to Cream Cheese Pound Cake. Recipes: Peaches and Cream Pie, Cream Cheese Pound Cake Equipment Reviews: Rolling Pins Taste Tests: Ready-Made Pie Crusts

star 8.33
3 votes
New Recipes for the Grill

#19 - New Recipes for the Grill

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 15, 2018

Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison are making fried chicken wings… on the grill! Next, equipment expert Adam Ried reviews ice packs. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Bridget to a tasting of supermarket barbecue sauce. And finally, test cook Bryan Roof makes Julia perfect grilled pork burgers.

star 8.33
3 votes
Great American Meat and Potatoes

#20 - Great American Meat and Potatoes

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 28, 2013

Test cook Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make Atlanta Brisket. Then, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges Chris to a tasting of steak sauce. And finally, test cook Julia Collin Davison shows Chris how to make Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes. Recipes: Atlanta Brisket, Roasted Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes Taste Tests: Steak Sauce

star 8.25
4 votes
Italian Comfort Food Classics

#21 - Italian Comfort Food Classics

Season 12 - Episode 2 - Aired Aug 31, 2019

Test cook Bryan Roof cooks host Julia Collin Davison a surprising Italian classic: Chicago Thin-Crust Pizza with Homemade Italian Sausage. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop challenges host Bridget Lancaster to a live taste test of jarred pasta sauce. Finally, test cook Lawman Johnson and host Bridget reveal the secrets to a perfect Pasta Fagioli.

star 8.25
4 votes
The Devil Made Me Do It

#22 - The Devil Made Me Do It

Season 9 - Episode 7 - Aired Oct 8, 2016

Test cook Julia Collin Davison uncovers the secrets to perfect Grilled Chicken Diavolo. Next, equipment expert Adam Ried unveils his top picks for insulated food carriers. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop conducts a tasting of hard cider. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster demonstrates how to make the ultimate Deviled Beef Short Ribs.

star 8.20
5 votes
Forgotten Cakes

#23 - Forgotten Cakes

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 6, 2008

Join us as we re-create two classic cakes from the 1960s. Christopher Kimball shares tips for error-proof baking, and Jack Bishop reveals which milk chocolate won our taste tests. Recipes: - Chocolate Blackout Cake - Strawberry Poke Cake Tasting Lab: - Milk Chocolate

star 8.00
1 votes
Surefire Seafood

#24 - Surefire Seafood

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 26, 2009

Uncover the test kitchen’s method for making smoky Wood-Grilled Salmon at home. We also reveal the tips and techniques you’ll need to make flavorful stuffed shrimp that holds its shape and is never rubbery. Recipes - Wood-Grilled Salmon - Baked Stuffed Shrimp - Tartar Sauce Equipment Corner - Top Kitchen Essentials

star 8.00
1 votes
Badger State Favorites

#25 - Badger State Favorites

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 27, 2016

Test cook Julia Collin Davison demonstrates how to make a regional classic, Spicy Cheese Bread. Next, tasting expert Jack Bishop conducts a tasting of sharp cheddar cheese. And finally, test cook Bridget Lancaster uncovers the secrets to Old-Fashioned Vanilla Frozen Custard.

star 8.00
2 votes