Christopher Kimball Leaves Cook’s Illustrated; Food & Wine Magazine Loses Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin

November 17, 2015

Cowin is going on to run Chefs Club, Time Inc.’s restaurant project.

So far this week, two prominent members in the world of food media announced their plans to leave longstanding roles for new projects.

First, yesterday, the Board of Directors of Boston Common Press, the publishers of Cooks Illustrated, confirmed that Christopher Kimball — the bow-tied, be-speckled original founder of the magazine and America’s Test Kitchen — was leaving the company. Their exact words were, “Christopher Kimball’s employment with America’s Test Kitchen is ending.” This matter has been floating around as a rumor for several months, so though the news…