Thursday, December 4

Harvard Book Store Presents (Past Events)Special Events Archive

The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

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The Cast of America’s Test Kitchen

Presenting The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001–2015

This event includes a book signing.
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Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome back the cast of America’s Test Kitchen for our annual ATK event!

JACK BISHOP, JULIA COLIN DAVISON, BRIDGET LANCASTER, and LISA MCMANUS will present the latest cookbook from the Test Kitchen team, The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbook 2001-2015.

This newly revised edition of The Complete America’s Test Kitchen TV Show Cookbookincludes all 15 seasons (including 2015) of the hit TV show in a lively collection featuring more than 950 foolproof recipes and dozens of tips and techniques.

Purchase the Book – Featured event books will be for sale at the event for 20% off. Thank you for supporting this author series with your purchases.


Bridget Lancaster is the executive food editor for New Media, Television, and Radio at America’s Test Kitchen. She joined the Cook’s team in 1998 and is an original cast member of both America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen television shows, as well as a cohost for the America’s Test Kitchen radio program. Bridget currently serves as the lead instructor for the America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School and helps develop and produce courses for the school. Her earlier career led her to cook in restaurant kitchens in the South and Northeast, concentrating on pastry. Currently, she resides outside of Boston with her husband and children and enjoys gardening as much as the short growing season will allow.

Jack Bishop is the editorial director of America’s Test Kitchen. He joined the staff of Cook’s Magazine in 1988 and helped with the launch of Cook’s Illustrated in 1993. He established the tasting protocols used at America’s Test Kitchen and has authored dozens of articles for the magazine. Jack directed the launch of Cook’s Countrymagazine and oversees editorial operations at both magazines. He is the tasting lab expert on America’s Test Kitchen, the top-rated public television cooking show, now in its 14th season, and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. Jack edited The Best Recipe (1999) and established the book division at America’s Test Kitchen. He is the author of several cookbooks, including A Year in a Vegetarian KitchenVegetables Every DayThe Complete Italian Vegetarian CookbookPasta e Verdura, and Lasagna. Jack’s wife, Lauren Chattman, is a cookbook author and former pastry chef. They have two daughters.

Julia Collin Davison is the executive food editor for the book division of America’s Test Kitchen and is an on-screen test cook for America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. 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, she worked in Albany, the Berkshires, San Francisco, and the Napa Valley at several restaurants, catering companies, schools, and wineries. Julia resides in Natick, Massachusetts, where she enjoys cooking with her husband, Ian, and her daughter, Marta.

Lisa McManus is a senior editor in charge of equipment testing and ingredient tasting at Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. She researches and writes about kitchen gear and food, and she’s the on-screen gadget guru for America’s Test Kitchen. She joined America’s Test Kitchen in 2006, after working as a newspaper food editor and a magazine and newspaper journalist in Boston, New York, and Palo Alto, California. She is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Lisa is married to a rocket scientist, who is pretty nice about answering questions about thermal conductivity and other science topics 24 hours a day. They have two sons.