Christopher Kimball founded Cook's Magazine, a national magazine for cooking hobbyists, in 1980 and served as publisher and editorial director through 1989. In 1984, Mr. Kimball founded the Who's Who of Cooking in America, which was initiated to honor the leading American chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, food writers, and food producers. In 1993, Mr. Kimball relaunched Cook's Magazine as Cook's Illustrated; in 2004, he founded Cook's Country magazine. Mr. Kimball served as publisher and editor of both magazines. Mr. Kimball is the host of America's Test Kitchen seasons 1–16 and the host and executive producer of Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen, seasons 1–9. Mr. Kimball is a regular contributor to The CBS Early Show and has been featured in many publications, including The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, People magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. He was inducted into the Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America in 1996. He is also the author of The Cook's Bible, The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook, Dear Charlie (a Christopher Award winner), The Dessert Bible, The Kitchen Detective, and Fannie's Last Supper.
Chris Kimball | Photo by Andy Ryan | Courtesy WGBH