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What are some of the details of Christopher Kimball's personal life?

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Born on June 5, 1951, Christopher Kimball has been divorced twice and is married to Melissa Lee Baldino, as of January 2016. He was married to Adrienne Kimball from 1987 to 2012. The couple has four children from the marriage: Charles, Caroline, Whitney and Emily. The couple separated in 2010 and got a divorce in December 2012. Christopher married Melissa on June 29, 2013.

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Christopher Kimball is a chef, publisher, editor and radio/TV personality. He was born in Westchester County, New York. He was raised by his parents Edward Norris Kimball and Mary Alice White, who are both deceased. He went to Phillips Exeter Academy, and he graduated with a degree in primitive art from Columbia University in 1973.

Christopher Kimball found fame by starting Cook’s Magazine. He started Cook’s magazine in 1980 after securing angel investment of $100,000 from family and friends. In 1989, he sold the magazine to Bonnier Group. As of January 2016, Cook’s Magazine is defunct.

Kimball started the Cook’s Illustrated magazine in 1993. As of January 2016, he is the editor and publisher of Cook's Country and Cook's Illustrated magazines. He is authored numerous books, including “Dear Charlie,” “The Yellow Farmhouse Cookbook,” “The Cook's Bible” and “Fannie's Last Supper.”

Kimball contributes regularly to National Public Radio. He is also the host of PBS cooking shows “Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen” and “America's Test Kitchen.”

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