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Publication Order of Milk Street Books

Tuesday Nights (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Rules (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fast and Slow (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cookish (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tuesday Nights Mediterranean (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vegetables (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The World in a Skillet (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cook What You Have (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Noodles: Secrets to the World’s Best Noodles (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milk Street Simple (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Milk Street Cookbook (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The Cook's Bible: The Best of American Home Cookin (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dessert Bible (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Classic Cookbook: The Best of American Home Cooking (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kitchen Detective (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fannie's Last Supper (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Slow Cooker Revolution - Favorites from the Best Selling Cookbook (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Milk Street 365 (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Christopher Kimball
Christopher Kimball was born June 5, 1951 in Rye, New York, and he is an American publisher, editor, and radio and TV personality. He’s notable as one of the founders of “America’s Test Kitchen” and “Cook’s Country” and is the creator of “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street”.

Christopher grew up in the Westchester County, and is the son of Mary Alice White and Edward Norris Kimball. The family had a cabin in southwestern Vermont.

He graduated from Phillips Exeter Academy and then from Columbia University (1973) with his degree in Primitive Art.

After he graduated from Columbia, he worked with his stepbrother in a publishing company. Shortly after he worked for The Center for Direct Marketing in Westport, Connecticut, and he also began taking cooking courses. In 1980, after he secured $100,000 in angel investments from family and friends, he began Cook’s Magazine out of an office in Weston, Connecticut. He sold the magazine in 1989 to the Bonnier Group.

As a co-founder of America’s Test Kitchen, he was publisher and editor, which produced TV and radio shows, and publishes magazines, including “Cook’s Illustrated”, which Christopher launched in 1993, and “Cook’s Country” magazine, which launched in 2004. The company is differentiated from its competitors because its revenue comes from its readers, instead of advertisers.

His departure was announced in a news release from Boston Common Press (who published the cookbooks they released) on November 16, 2015. The 2016 TV programs had already been filmed and Kimball appeared as the host, however his direct participation in the company had ended immediately.

He has written books about cooking and is a columnist for the New York Daily News and the Boston based Tab Communications. Other TV appearances include the morning shows The Early Show and Weekend Today, as well as This Old House.

Christopher has been a regular contributor on NPR. He started hosting WGBH-FM’s America’s Test Kitchen Radio distributed by PRX on January 8, 2011. When he left the America’s Test Kitchen TV shows, his association with the radio program ended as well. He started hosting this new weekly radio cooking show in 2016, called “Milk Street Radio”, also heard on WGBH-FM in Boston, which aired Sundays at 3 PM, and was syndicated to other US public radio stations.

Christopher has been married three times. He had three daughters and a son with Adrienne, his second wife. They divorced in December of 2012 after having been married since 1987.

He married Melissa Lee Baldino (executive producer of the “America’s Test Kitchen” TV show), on June 30, 2013. Their son, Oliver Kimball, was born May 4, 2017, and their daughter, Rike, was born in 2019.

“Milk Street Simple: Tuesday Nights” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2018. At Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street, Tuesdays are the new Saturdays. This means that every Tuesday Night recipe delivers bold and big flavors, however the cooking is easy and quick, simple enough for making during the middle of the week.

Christopher and his team of editors and cooks search the world over for straightforward techniques which deliver delicious dinners in less time. Here, they present over 200 solutions which are going to transform your weeknight cooking, showing you how to make healthy, simple, and delicious meals using pantry staples and just a few other ingredients. Here are just a few of the fresh and inventive meals which will come together in minutes:
• Peanut-Seasame Noodles
• Miso-Ginger Chicken Salad
• White Balsamic Chicken with Tarragon
• Vietnamese Meatball Lettuce Wraps
• Rigatoni Carbonara with Ricotta
• Seared Strip Steak with Almond Rosemary Salsa Verde
• Chocolate-Tahini Pudding

Tuesday Nights is organized by the way that you cook. Some chapters will focus on time, with recipes that are Fast (under one hour, beginning to end), Faster (45 minutes or less), and Fastest (25 minutes or less). While others highlight easy methods or themes, like Supper Salads, Roast and Simmer and Easy Additions. There is always time for tacos, pizza, “walk away” recipes, one-pot wonders, dessert, and ultra-fast 20 minute miracles. Great food in quick time, every single night of the week.

One of Epicurious’ Greatest Home Cooks of All Time delivers delicious and creative weeknight dinners with this easy and quick cookbook for foodies and beginner cooks alike. Winner of IACP Award for Best General Cookbook and the James Beard Award.

These are scrumptious dinners which do not drive you up the wall with their complexity. The book is a must own for your collection, and it will probably end up being the one that gets used the most.

“Milk Street Simple” is a non-fiction book that was released in 2023. Delivering 200 clever and easy recipes that you can just cook: the world’s greatest culinary ideas, which have been distilled to their essence and then simplified for weeknight meals.

Milk Street has spent years learning from cooks all around the world and applying these lessons to weeknight cooking here at home. This book takes the best of these great culinary ideas and pares them back to their most essential and basic elements. The result is a set of recipes which are genius in their simplicity.

Each one of these 200 recipes works well with just a handful of ingredients and short active cooking time; these dishes are finished when you need them, or are hands-off which allows you to let them cook as you do something else. The keys are high-impact ingredients, transformative techniques, powerful flavor combinations, and layers of texture. This set of recipes help turn a straightforward bowl of pasta or a head of roasted cauliflower into a delightful meal, without any fuss and recipes that are endlessly flexible.

For those that loved Milk Street’s “Cookish”, this recipe collection is for you. Chapters include:
• easy roasts and braises
• noodles and pasta
• soups and stews
• grains and rice bowls
• quick broils and grilling
• tray bakes (sheet pan dinners)
• veggies and salads
• one-pot methods
• stir fries
• and desserts that you can throw together quickly for a bit of something sweet to finish off the day with.

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