About Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball was the founder, publisher, and editor-in-chief of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s County Magazine as well as Milk Street magazine and TV show. He also hosted PBS’s America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s County from America’s Test Kitchen and was a regular contributor to NPR. Kimball is the author of more than 10 cookbooks, including Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street and The Kitchen Detective. @cpkimball

A cast-iron skillet filled with Vietnamese caramelized pork, and topped with sliced chiles and scallions.

Vietnamese-Style Caramelized Pork

This caramelized pork is sweet, salty, savory, and a little spicy. It’s every bit as good as what you’ll find in your local Vietnamese restaurant and completely doable on a weeknight.

Several seared salt and pepper pork chops topped with a scallion and pepper mixture on a platter with a spoon resting on the side.

Salt and Pepper Pork Chops

These spicy Cantonese-inspired salt and pepper pork chops are so easy to make that they’re securing a permanent spot in our weeknight rotation.

A small and large bowl of celery salad topped with nuts and a fork resting beside them.

Celery Salad

Crisp celery aligns with mildly bitter, frilly frisée for an unexpected yet surprisingly satisfying salad that’s certain to cure your salad ennui.

A ladle of braised cranberry beans with chorizo being held above a bowl.

Braised Cranberry Beans with Chorizo

Folks are literally receiving high fives from people at the table for these braised beans. Yes, high fives. For braised beans. THAT’S how damn good they are.

Five orange ginger chicken thighs on a wire rack.

Orange Ginger Chicken

This is sooooo not the gloppy orange chicken that’s an Americanized riff on Chinese food that comes in a white box. Sooooo not.

Four ancho pork and potato tacos topped with cubed pork and potatoes, sliced radish, sour cream, and cilantro.

Ancho Pork and Potato Tacos

Short on time but long on taco craving? These ancho pork and potato tacos take little fuss and even less time yet make a satisfying solution.

White plate of sliced pork tenderloin with paprika drizzled with a garlic butter sauce

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Paprika

A simple yet surprisingly flavorful pork recipe that’s eminently doable on a weeknight, not too spicy for the kids, and with enough oomph for the adults. Did we mention there’s just one pan to clean?