America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) is kicking off its 21st season with many familiar faces cooking in some atypical places.
Hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison are giving aspiring home cooks new recipes and culinary ideas in 26 episodes not from the well-equipped kitchens familiar to viewers, but from cast members’ homes.
Lancaster and Collin Davison along with veteran test cooks Dan Souza, Becky Hays, Elle Simone Scott, Lan Lam, Erin McMurrer, and Keith Dresser will deconstruct a range of recipes.
These include Cochinita Pibil and Scallops with Fennel and Orange Salad; Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies and Buttermilk Panna Cotta; and the secrets to perfect Pan-Seared Salmon Steaks, Smashed Burgers, and Classic Guacamole.
Additionally, America’s Test Kitchen experts will also show home culinarians how to expand their sous vide skills and change the way they approach cooking basics.
Several new segments will debut in season 21. “Ingredient Deep Dives” with Jack Bishop will provide insight such as which seafood you can buy frozen, how to buy and store summer products and a primer on canned tomato products.
The entire America’s Test Kitchen staff will take part in “At Home Cast Extras.” This new segment will have the cast share their personal favorite tips for cleaning and organizing, ingredient hacks, unexpected uses for kitchen equipment, last-minute substitutions and which cookbooks are the most influential.
Among the popular segments returning for season 21 are “Equipment Reviews” with Adam Ried and “Gadgets” with Lisa McManus.