BOSTON, Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Julia Collin Davison and Bridget Lancaster will take center stage as hosts of America's Test Kitchen, the most popular instructional cooking show on television. Both Davison and Lancaster are original cast members of the show, which debuted in 2001. They will be stepping into their new roles in January 2017, check your local public television station listings or www.americastestkitchen.com/schedule for dates and times in your area.
Julia is the executive editor for the book division of America's Test Kitchen and began working as a test cook for Cook's Illustrated in 1999. Bridget is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America's Test Kitchen and joined the Cook's Illustrated team in 1998. As original cast members of America's Test Kitchen, Bridget and Julia have each appeared in more than 300 episodes of the show and have been teaching cooks the secrets to success for 16 years.
"Bridget and I are both so thrilled to assume these new roles with America's Test Kitchen," said Julia Collin Davison. "We cannot wait to grab the figurative torch and run with it, continuing the momentum that has been garnered over the course of the past 16 years through to season 17 of the TV series."
"Julia and I love to teach and our new television roles allow us to help home cooks develop and master new cooking techniques," said Bridget Lancaster. "Julia and I are ecstatic at the opportunity to host the show."
"We are incredibly excited to see our two stars take center stage for America's Test Kitchen 2017," said David Nussbaum, Chairman & CEO of America's Test Kitchen Inc. " Julia and Bridget have been preparing for the co-host roles for many years and have the cooking experience and on air talent to really wow our cherished audiences."
"Bridget and Julia are dynamic hosts with a passion for teaching home cooks the secrets to success in the kitchen," said Jack Bishop, Chief Creative Officer of America's Test Kitchen. "I'm confident the audience will connect with their energy, intelligence, and playful humor."
America's Test Kitchen is still dedicated to giving fans the high quality content they have come to expect: unbiased equipment reviews, taste tests, and foolproof recipes from our test kitchen. Viewers will continue to see cast members they know and love in the 17th season, including Jack Bishop in taste testings, and Adam Ried in equipment testing. And you'll also meet some new test cooks who bring their own unique style to the test kitchen.
About America's Test Kitchen
America's Test Kitchen, filmed in a real working test kitchen just outside of Boston, is dedicated to finding the very best recipes for home cooks. Fifty full-time (admittedly obsessive) test cooks spend their days testing recipes 30, 40—up to 100 times, tweaking every variable until they understand how and why recipes work. They also test cookware and supermarket ingredients so viewers can bypass marketing hype and buy the best quality products. As the home of Cook's Illustrated magazine, which debuted in 1992, and publisher of 12 – 14 cookbooks each year, America's Test Kitchen has earned the respect of the publishing industry, the culinary world, and millions of home cooks. The America's Test Kitchen television show was launched in 2001; and the company added a second television program Cook's Country in 2008. Learn more at https://www.americastestkitchen.com/.
About Julia Collin Davison
Julia Collin Davison is executive editor for the book division of America's Test Kitchen and an original cast member of both the America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country television shows. She began working as a test cook for Cook's Illustrated in 1999 and is responsible for the food and recipe development for all America's Test Kitchen cookbooks. She holds an A.O.S. degree from the Culinary Institute of America and a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from SUNY Albany. Before coming to America's Test Kitchen, Julia worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries.
About Bridget Lancaster
Bridget Lancaster is the executive editor for new media, television, and radio at America's Test Kitchen and an original cast member of both the America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country television shows. She joined the Cook's Illustrated team in 1998 and has become familiar voice as co-host for America's Test Kitchen Radio. She also is the lead instructor for the America's Test Kitchen Online Cooking School. Her earlier career led her to cook in restaurant kitchens in the South and Northeast, concentrating on pastry.
Julia, Bridget, and the rest of the America's Test Kitchen staff are available for interviews upon request. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
America's Test Kitchen is co-presented by WETA Washington D.C. and American Public Television, and distributed by American Public Television.
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