Provided photo by Channing Johnson.

Provided photo by Channing Johnson.

Christopher Kimball, the droll bow-tied showman of food, will be back in town, on stage, this time with Milk Street Live, from his new production company. 

Shortly after his 2015 visit to Minneapolis, the founder and longtime former host of TV’s “America’s Test Kitchen” and publisher of Cook’s Illustrated, found himself out of a job. 

But not for long. Milk Street, his new venture that’s named for the location his company calls home, offers a similar focus on food, in this case home cooking from around the world, via a magazine, website, television and radio series, and cookbook.

Kimball will entertain his fans on Sept. 27 at the Cowles Center for Dance and Performing Arts (528 Hennepin Av. S., Mpls.) at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $49-$99 and available at the Cowles box office (612-206-3600) or online at   

The show will involve a taste-test for each audience member, along with quizzes and questions, a short-order cook challenge with contestants from the audience and, of course, more. 

Want to stay home and watch him? Milk Street Television will air new shows on PBS this fall, which means on TPT2 locally at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9 (Chinese home cooking), Sept. 16 (baking) and Sept. 23 (Thai food).

He also has a cookbook to be published in September, “Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Cookbook” (Little Brown).   

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