TV Chef Chris Kimball to Appear at Oldcastle Theatre
Chris Kimball, magazine editor, TV personality and New York Daily News columnist, will bring his culinary expertise to Bennington for a fundraiser for Oldcastle Theatre on Friday, February 19, at 7:30 p.m. Kimball is the founder, editor and publisher of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines. He is the author of ‘The Cook’s Bible,’ ‘The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook,’ ‘Dear Charlie,’ ‘The Dessert Bible’ and ‘Fannie’s Last Supper.’ He has also hosted the PBS cooking shows America’s Test Kitchen. His other television appearances include This Old House, Weekend Today and The Early Show. He is a regular contributor to National Public Radio. A long-time resident of Boston, Kimball also owns a house in southwestern Vermont. He acquired $100,000 in angel investments in 1980 from friends and family to start Cook’s Magazine in a tiny office in Westport, Conn., when he was just 29 years old. He sold it in 1989 and moved on to other publishing ventures, launching Cook’s Illustrated in 1993.
“We are delighted to present Mr. Kimball to local audiences,” said Eric Peterson, Oldcastle Theatre producing artistic director. “We have long enjoyed his television programs and magazines and know he has a large following here. We’re thankful to David Newell for his help in putting us in touch with Mr. KImball and most grateful to Mr. Kimball for donating his time and expertise. This will be a fun evening. “Kimball will speak about his theories on cooking, take audience questions and sign copies of his books. For additional information or to reserve tickets visit oldcastletheatre.org or call 802-447-0564. Oldcastle Theatre Company is located at 331 Main Street in Bennington.