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Date Of BirthJune 5, 1951
SpouseMelissa Lee Baldino (m. 2013), Adrienne Kimball (m. 1987–2012)
FactIs an author and chef.

Christopher Kimball is an American cook, author, editor, and television personality. He is the founder and editor of Cook’s Illustrated magazine and the host of the public television cooking show America’s Test Kitchen.

Kimball was born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1951. His father was a doctor and his mother was a homemaker. Kimball has two sisters. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy and graduated from Harvard University in 1974 with a degree in history.

Kimball began his career as a cookbook editor at Simon & Schuster in New York City. He later worked as a freelance food writer and editor for several publications, including The New York Times Magazine and Gourmet magazine. In 1980, he founded Cook’s Illustrated, a magazine that features recipes tested in a home kitchen. Kimball also created and hosts America’s Test Kitchen, a public television cooking show that is based on the magazine.

Kimball has written several cookbooks, including The Cook’s Bible (1999) and The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook (2003). He has also co-authored several books with America’s Test Kitchen staff, including The America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Cookbook (2011).

Kimball is divorced from his first wife, Adrienne Kimball. He has two daughters from his first marriage and two sons from his second marriage, to Melissa Lee Kimball.

Kimball has an estimated net worth of $10 million. He earns a salary of $1 million per year from America’s Test Kitchen. He also receives royalties from his cookbooks and other products.

General Info

Full NameChristopher Kimball
Date Of BirthJune 5, 1951
ProfessionTelevision producer, Editor, Chef, Publisher, Radio personality
EducationPhillips Exeter Academy, Columbia University


SpouseMelissa Lee Baldino (m. 2013), Adrienne Kimball (m. 1987–2012)
ChildrenCharles Kimball, Emily Kimball, Caroline Kimball, Whitney Kimball


AwardsJames Beard Foundation Award for Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America
NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lifestyle/Culinary Host, Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Culinary Program, James Beard Award for General Cooking, James Beard Award for Best National Television Cooking Show, James Beard Award for Specials
MoviesAmerica's Test Kitchen: Best Baking Recipes, America's Test Kitchen: Best Entertaining Recipes
TV ShowsAmerica's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country

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1Is an author and chef.
2In 1984, 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.
3Founded Cook's Magazine, a national magazine for cooking hobbyists, in 1980 and served as founder, publisher and editorial director through 1989. In 1993 he renamed the magazine Cook's Illustrated. He also founded Cook's Country Magazine.




The Culling2015special thanks


Rachael Ray2014-2017TV SeriesHimself
Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen2008-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
America's Test Kitchen2006-2016TV Series documentaryHimself - Host
Ask This Old House2016TV SeriesHimself - America's Test Kitchen
Central Texas Gardener2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2012-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
This Old House2010-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Host: America's Test Kitchen
The Early Show2005-2009TV SeriesHimself
A Moveable Feast with America's Favorite Chefs2009TV MovieHimself / host

Archive Footage

Shameless2011TV SeriesHimself - TV Chef


Nominated Awards

2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lifestyle/Culinary HostAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)
2011Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramCook's Country from America's Test Kitchen (2008)
2010Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Culinary ProgramAmerica's Test Kitchen (2000)

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