Behind the Scenes of America’s Test Kitchen TV Season 19
Our nineteenth season (debuting in January!) features new recipes and new digs, but includes the same test kitchen magic.
12-14-2018
America's Test Kitchen

The nineteenth (!) season of America's Test Kitchen TV, which starts airing in January, features the same knowledgeable cast and foolproof recipes, plus some new additions. One of the biggest differences is the kitchen itself. 2018 was America's Test Kitchen's first full year in our new space in Boston's Seaport District, which means this upcoming season of the TV show is the first that was filmed there. (That's right, we film our TV shows in the same kitchens where we develop our recipes.) We put together this photo album that shows off the filming process and the people who help make it happen (in front of and behind the cameras).


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America's Test Kitchen TV co-hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison kick off season 19 with a segment on Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad.

The Ladies Are Back: America's Test Kitchen TV co-hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison kick off season 19 with a segment on Vietnamese Grilled Pork Patties with Rice Noodles and Salad.

Julia Collin Davison and tasting expert Jack Bishop chat before filming a segment on peanut butter in our new set in Boston's Seaport district.

Bird's Eye View: Julia Collin Davison and tasting expert Jack Bishop chat before filming a segment on peanut butter in our new set in Boston's Seaport district.

Lisa McManus and Selah Kim testing kids' chef's knives
Selah Kim, 9, behind the camera

The Smallest Chef on Set: For a testing segment on chef's knives for kids, gadget expert Lisa McManus invited Selah Kim, 9, onto the set, where she got to test different knives and try her hand behind the camera.

America's Test Kitchen TV onscreen test cook and Cook's Illustrated executive food director Keith Dresser enjoys a quiet moment just offscreen as he watches filming for a segment on cleavers.

The Best Seat in the House: America's Test Kitchen TV onscreen test cook and Cook's Illustrated executive food director Keith Dresser enjoys a quiet moment just offscreen as he watches filming for a segment on cleavers.

America's Test Kitchen TV co-host Julia Collin Davison, onscreen test cook (and test kitchen director) Erin McMurrer, supervising producer Kaitlin Keleher, and executive producer Mary Agnes pose between shots.

Kitchen Cheese: America's Test Kitchen TV co-host Julia Collin Davison, onscreen test cook (and test kitchen director) Erin McMurrer, supervising producer Kaitlin Keleher, and executive producer Mary Agnes pose between shots.

The behind-the-scenes team bites director Herb Sevush's (center) signature style.

The Vest Crew in the Biz: The behind-the-scenes team bites director Herb Sevush's (center) signature style.

Onscreen test cook and food stylist Elle Simone gives our recipe for Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs the star treatment.

Scrambled Showstopper: Onscreen test cook and food stylist Elle Simone gives our recipe for Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs the star treatment.

It’s all hands on deck during filming. Here, books team test cook Nicole Konstantinakos gets several <em>mises</em> ready in preparation for the Skillet-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts and Mint recipe segment.

Nice to Mise You: It’s all hands on deck during filming. Here, books team test cook Nicole Konstantinakos gets several mises ready in preparation for the Skillet-Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Chile, Peanuts and Mint recipe segment.

Two (Chick)Peas in a Pod: America's Test Kitchen co-host Bridget Lancaster tastes chickpeas with Jack Bishop in the testing lab, while members of the Tastings & Testings team observe from the back of the set.

Lan Lam, the newest addition to the America's Test Kitchen TV cast (and Cook's Illustrated senior editor), slices Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak as several cameras capture her every move.

Lights, Camera, Skirt Steak: Lan Lam, the newest addition to the America's Test Kitchen TV cast (and Cook's Illustrated senior editor), slices Grilled Mojo-Marinated Skirt Steak as several cameras capture her every move.

Books team test cooks Russell Selander and Leah Colins share a laugh with onscreen test cook (and Cook's Illustrated editor in chief) Dan Souza and supervising producer Kaitlin Keleher between scenes.

Laugh Attack: Books team test cooks Russell Selander and Leah Colins share a laugh with onscreen test cook (and Cook's Illustrated editor in chief) Dan Souza and supervising producer Kaitlin Keleher between scenes.

<strong>Getting Steamed:</strong> Equipment expert Adam Ried shows America's Test Kitchen TV co-host Julia Collin Davison the colorful variety of collapsible steamer baskets while filming an equipment segment.

Getting Steamed: Equipment expert Adam Ried shows America's Test Kitchen TV co-host Julia Collin Davison the colorful variety of collapsible steamer baskets while filming an equipment segment.

Onscreen test cook and Cook's Illustrated deputy editor Becky Hays continues scrambling eggs for a Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs recipe segment while two members of the film crew set up for the perfect shot.

Scrambled Eggs Wait for No One: Onscreen test cook and Cook's Illustrated deputy editor Becky Hays continues scrambling eggs for a Creamy French-Style Scrambled Eggs recipe segment while two members of the film crew set up for the perfect shot.

Books team test cooks Lawman Johnson and Tim Chin, and kitchen intern Jane Katte work in the back kitchen (the set is on the other side of those windows), preparing ingredients that will be cooked on camera.

Through the Looking Glass: Books team test cooks Lawman Johnson and Tim Chin, and kitchen intern Jane Katte work in the back kitchen (the set is on the other side of those windows), preparing ingredients that will be cooked on camera.

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