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Christopher Kimball

founder, Cook's Magazine

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, Chris founded the Who's Who of Cooking in America, to honor leading American chefs, restaurateurs, vintners, food writers, and food producers. In 1993, Chris relaunched Cook's magazine as* Cook's Illustrated* and in 2005 founded *Cook's Country*. Chris serves as publisher and editor of both magazines. Chris is also the host of *America's Test Kitchen*, a public television cooking show now in its eighth season. He is also the host and executive producer of a new TV show, *Cook's Country*, which aired with its first season in September 2008. Chris is a regular contributor to *NBC's The Today Show* and *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*. Chris is also a columnist for the Boston-based TAB newspaper group. 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* (Christopher Award Winner), *The Dessert Bible*, and *The Kitchen Detective*. He lives in Boston and Vermont with his wife, Adrienne, daughters Whitney, Caroline, and Emily, and son, Charles.