Chris Kimball, the host and namesake of Chris Kimball’s Milk Street, is coming to Cincinnati as part of his upcoming book tour. As he prepares to head to the Buckeye State, we had the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his culinary career and the show. See what he had to say:
Q: How did you get into culinary arts?
A: I launched Cook’s Magazine in 1980 in order to teach people how to cook.
Q: How did you get your start in television and how did you become an author?
A: I have never worked in a restaurant. I have always been an editor and publisher and so cookbooks came naturally to me. I launched the first TV show in 2000 after spending time with Julia Child as she was filming her show in Cambridge, MA. I met her producer and we decided to give it a shot.
Q: What do you enjoy most about being involved in the food industry?
A: I do like discovering and trying new kinds of food/ingredients/recipes and sharing the discoveries with other people.
Q: What’s your favorite ingredient and why?
A: One of the joys of Milk Street is that I no longer have favorites. Every day, I am introduced to new ingredients and new recipes and so the learning process never stops. Just when I think I have a favorite, I find something that I like better.
Q: What’s your current favorite recipe?
A: Again, I don’t have a favorite. There are just too many great recipes out there to keep coming back to one recipe. It changes every day! I have a favorite way to cook which is with whatever is at hand and cooking simply. All cooks eventually end up at the same place – simple food and simple cooking.
Chris will be at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood on Monday, November 11, at 7pm for a book signing. This is a ticketed event and it does not benefit CET or ThinkTV. Visit http://www.josephbeth.com/adultevents.aspx for more information.
With the holidays around the corner, Chris and his team provided us with a great recipe for Chocolate Meringue Cookies, which are featured in Season 3. Check it out below!