Before Gordon Ramsay and Bobby Flay turned cooking into a competition, America got sound and proven recipes on actual cooking shows like America’s Test Kitchen, running on PBS since 2001. This week, host Julia Collin Davison (pictured) and Suzannah McFerran, food editor for America’s Test Kitchen Kids magazine, lead a special Baking with America’s Test Kitchen Kids class for ages 8 to 12 to empower the next generation of chefs in a fun-filled, hands-on afternoon on Sunday, Dec. 9, at CIA at Copia, 500 First St. 1pm. $75. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 707.967.2500.