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Fresh Air Weekend: 'Test Kitchen,' Dustin Lance Black

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Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors, and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Tried And True Tricks From 'America's Test Kitchen' From perfect pie crusts to poached salmon, Christopher Kimball and Bridget Lancaster share cooking tips and secret shortcuts from America's Test Kitchen. The biggest challenge is getting home chefs to faithfully follow recipes, Kimball says: "They will substitute ingredients with great abandon."

Dustin Lance Black: Crafting The Story Of 'J. Edgar' The recent film portrays former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover as a man who had to keep his sexual orientation a secret — while collecting other people's secrets to use against them. Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black explains how he researched the film, which stars Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Black Keys: A Reinvention On 'El Camino' The Black Keys have just released a new album called El Camino. Rock critic Ken Tucker says that while the album retains the band's roots in the blues and R&B, it's also reaching out to a wider audience with its pop and rock touches.

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