Monday, July 27, 2009

WGBH Cooks Up New Recipes With America's Test Kitchen Chefs

Grab your aprons…Chris Kimball and his team are back with more classic home-style cooking recipes in the ninth season of America’s Test Kitchen, which is set for DVD release on August 11 from WGBH Boston Video. Kimball, the founder and editor of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, gives audiences easy-to-learn tips for making delicious dishes from blueberry pie to holiday ham and biscuits.

Join Christopher Kimball and the cast of America’s Test Kitchen, the most-watched cooking show on public television, to learn the basics of great home cooking. From French Chicken in a Pot to Almost No-Knead Bread, Crispy Breaded Pork Chops to Blueberry Pie, these recipes will work the first time you try them, thanks to the dozens of test cooks who develop, refine, and test recipes again and again until they arrive at the very best versions. In addition, this collection includes honest tastings of supermarket ingredients, detailed ratings of indispensable kitchen equipment and tools, and helpful kitchen science tips so that you can make informed choices when shopping. Simply put, learning to become a better cook has never been this foolproof or fun!

America’s Test Kitchen, Season 9 will include printable versions of all 52 recipes and will have closed captions. The twenty-six programs featured in the four-disc set are:

Disc 1 -- The Best Blueberry Pie, French Classics-Reimagined, Dinner with a Latin Accent, The Crunchiest Pork Chops Ever, Perfecting Pasta Sauces, Easy Apple Desserts.

Disc 2 -- One Great Thanksgiving, Soups of the Day, Bringing Home Italian Favorites, Everyone’s Favorite Cake, Resurrecting the Roast Beef Dinner, South-of-the-Border Supper.

Disc 3 -- Lunchtime Specials, Fish Made Easy, A Grand, Sweet Finale, Holiday Ham and Biscuits, Let’s Do Chinese, Pork on the Grill, Old-Fashioned Snack Cakes.

Disc 4 -- Backyard Steak and Potatoes, Grilled Rack of Lamb Dinner, Four-Star Stuffed Chicken Breasts, Breadmaking, Simplified, Weeknight Summer Supper, French Country Cooking, Puddings—from Simple to Spectacular.

WGBH Boston Video also distributes DVDs for America’s Test Kitchen, Season 8 and The Best of America’s Test Kitchen: 30 Essential Recipes Plus Taste Tests and Equipment Ratings.

To order any DVD release from WGBH Boston Video, including America’s Test Kitchen, Season 9, please call (800) 949-8670 or visit

Since its launch, WGBH Boston Video has released many critically acclaimed public television programs on DVD and video, including Yoga for the Rest of Us, Walking the Bible, Emmy award-winning The Miracle of Life, as well as bestsellers including Jane Eyre (Masterpiece), The Elegant Universe (NOVA), The French Chef with Julia Child, Commanding Heights: The Battle for the World Economy, Evolution, and Africans in America. Recent releases include the Rx for Survival series, Inspector Lewis (Masterpiece Mystery!), Northanger Abbey (Masterpiece), Origins (NOVA), Degrassi Junior High, Peep and the Big Wide World, Between the Lions and Postcards from Buster.

TITLE: America’s Test Kitchen, Season 9
SERIES: America’s Test Kitchen
RUNNING TIME: 11.5 hours (26 total America’s Test Kitchen episodes)
SRP: $39.99
PREBOOK: 7/14/09
STREET DATE: 8/11/09

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