America's Test Kitchen is a real 2,500 square foot test kitchen located just outside of Boston that is home to more than three-dozen full-time cooks, editors, food scientists, tasters, and cookware specialists. Their mission is simple: to develop the absolute best recipes for all of your favorite foods. To do this, they test each recipe 30, 40, sometimes as many as 70 times, until they arrive at the combination of ingredients, technique, temperature, cooking time, and equipment that yields the best, most-foolproof recipe.
A paradigm of this century is "perpetual beta" - continually creating and refining new things. In this spirit, NPR has created three new limited-run series: TED Radio Hour, Cabinet of Wonders, and Ask Me Another. Listen, rate, and help choose the next big NPR hit! After hearing each episode (Thursdays at noon on Public Radio 89.5-1), help decide whether the program should continue.