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.