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Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen

Historical Cakes (#213)

A bright and tender red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting and cold-oven pound cake are served. [26 minutes] Closed Captioning

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Series Description: COOK'S COUNTRY FROM AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN features regional home cooking from across the country. The series, like the successful Cook's Country magazine, approaches food in a practical, no-nonsense way. In a renovated 1806 farmhouse, the cast scientifically re-imagines family-friendly recipes for the modern home cook.

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    The secrets to preparing roast lemon chicken and chicken Parmesan in a skillet are shared. [26 minutes]

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    Chinese-Style Glazed Pork Tenderloin, Chinese Chicken Salad and a ready rice tasting are featured. [26 minutes]

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