Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio premiers October 22, 2016 and is distributed by PRX. The program is available to all stations from and is free for two years if picked up by July 2017.


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From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio goes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat. With a four-star cast of contributors including Sara Moulton (long-time public television host and cookbook author), Adam Gopnik (contributing writer for The New Yorker), Stephen Meuse (wine writer and expert), Dan Pashman (host of The Sporkful podcast) and host Christopher Kimball (founder of Cook’s Magazine, long-time public TV and radio host, and founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio made its debut on public radio on October 22, 2016. It is distributed by PRX and recorded in the studios of WGBH in Boston, Massachusetts.

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On-air spots voiced by Christopher Kimball

In these made-for-pledge promos, Christopher talks about the overall value of public radio. Great for use any time of the day to reinforce the “cast of characters” on your station. Promos are available on

Broadcast Rights

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio is made available on Thursdays by 3pm ET. Stations may air the program an unlimited number of times within 7 days of the feed. Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio is available to all public radio stations.

Each program is 59 minutes long, is newscast compatible, and includes two 1-minute floating ID breaks.

Promos for each program will be available every Tuesday on

“Generic” promos are available for download here on

Excerpting is permitted for promotional purposes only with producer approval. The programs may be simulcast live on the web from a station website but not archived or repackaged for on-demand listening.


Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street in downtown Boston — at 177 Milk Street — is home to our editorial offices and cooking school. It also is where we record Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street television and radio shows. Milk Street is changing how we cook by searching the world for bold, simple recipes and techniques. Adapted and tested for home cooks everywhere, these lessons are the backbone of what we call the new home cooking. For more information, go to


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Program Information

Program Clock

  • Billboard — 00:00 – 00:59
  • Newscast 1:00 – 6:00
  • Segment 1  6:00 – 19:59 (approx.)
  • Break 1  20:00 – 20:59 (approx.)
  • Segment 2  21:00 – 39:59 (approx.)
  • Break 2  40:00 – 40:59 (approx.)
  • Segment 3  41:00 – 59:00 (approx.)

Cast Bios

Meet the talented cast and crew of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio. 

Christopher Kimball

Christopher Kimball is the founder of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street. Mr. Kimball is also the host of Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio, a weekly public radio show (and podcast). Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Television will air in September 2017 on public television and will also be hosted by Christopher Kimball. Christopher also founded Cook’s Magazine in 1980 and served as publisher and editorial director through 1989. In 1993, Mr. Kimball re-launched Cook’s Magazine as Cook’s Illustrated and went on to found Cook’s Country magazine in 2004. Mr. Kimball is the author of several books including, most recently, Fannie’s Last Supper.  

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Sara Moulton

Sara Moulton will kick off her sixth season as host of public television’s Sara’s Weeknight Meals in fall 2016. A protégée of Julia Child, Sara was the founder of the New York Women’s Culinary Alliance, executive chef of Gourmet magazine, Food Editor of ABC-TV’s Good Morning America, and the host of several well-loved shows on the Food Network . Sara is the author of several cookbooks including Sara Moulton Cooks at Home (2002), Sara’s Secrets for Weeknight Meals (2005) and Sara Moulton’s Everyday Family Dinners (2010). In March of 2016, Sara released her latest book, Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101: How To Make Everything Taste Better, a cookbook and teaching manual aimed at making readers more confident and efficient in the kitchen.

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Adam Gopnik has been a staff writer at The New Yorker for more than thirty years.  His many books include Paris To The Moon, Through The Children’s Gate, and The Table Comes First, which won the 2012 International Association of Culinary Professionals award for literary food writing. He lives in New York, and cooks almost every night.

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Stephen Meuse

Stephen Meuse has taught courses in the history of food and wine at Boston University’s graduate program in gastronomy and was the longtime wine columnist for The Boston Globe. He currently can be heard talking wine on Milk Street Radio. He is also a columnist for Milk Street Magazine and a wine teacher at Milk Street Cooking School. Before working at Milk Street, he was the wine expert on NPR’s America’s Test Kitchen Radio. Stephen is senior wine buyer at Formaggio Kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts where he can often be spotted stocking shelves and dusting bottles — though most days he leaves his spots at home.

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Dan Pashman

Dan Pashman is the creator and host of The Sporkful podcast at WNYC Studios and the Cooking Channel show You’re Eating It Wrong. He’s also the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious and a contributor to NPR. He lives outside New York City with his wife and two daughters.


Rayna Jhaveri

Rayna Jhaveri was raised in Bombay, India, by a family of epicures who traveled the world to eat. A Cornell University neurobiology graduate, she has written for Forbes, CNN, Vogue, Rolling Stone, Edible Boston and Outlook Traveller. Her on-air presence has earned her roles on talk shows, ad films and voiceovers, on a major music television network and as the host of her own live-broadcast food show. As a cast member of Milk Street Radio, she’s made it her  mission to get Christopher to chuckle. Rayna speaks six languages, plays in a brass band, cooks in the oddest of places and often finds her foot in her mouth.

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Melissa Baldino

Melissa Baldino is the media director and co-founder of Milk Street. Before working at Milk Street, she was the executive producer of America’s Test Kitchen Radio, and America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country television shows, all for which she received four Emmy nominations. She is a dual citizen of both the U.S. and Austria and currently lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

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Stephanie Stender

Stephanie Stender is the executive producer at Milk Street. Before working at Milk Street, she was the co-executive producer of America’s Test Kitchen Radio, as well as the television shows America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Country where she received Emmy nominations for her work. She is also the founder of Doorstop Productions, an all-women production company, and is currently directing her first feature film, All Stars.

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Amy Pedulla

Amy Pedulla is the radio producer at Milk Street. Before that, she was the producer of The Magic Pill podcast/audio newsletter at WBUR’s Public Radio Bizlab. She created Nursing Rounds, a podcast at Boston Medical Center, which she both hosts and produces. She has written for Al Jazeera America, The Hairpin, and VICE, among others. She trained at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies.

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Carly Helmetag

Carly Helmetag is the production assistant at Milk Street. After graduating from Franklin & Marshall College, she spent a year teaching English in Bourges, France. She interned and worked on set as a production assistant for America’s Test Kitchen before she joined Milk Street. Carly grew up in Vermont and currently lives in Somerville, MA.

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Jay Allison

Jay Allison is an independent journalist and leader in public broadcasting. He produces The Moth Radio Hour and has created hundreds of documentaries. He is a six-time Peabody Award winner. Jay founded Transom, PRX, and public radio station WCAI on Cape Cod, where he lives with his family. More on Jay’s website.

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Melissa Allison

Melissa Allison is an independent radio producer.  She has worked with The Kitchen Sisters, Homelands Productions and WNYC’s Radio Rookies, where she produced documentaries with teenagers.  Her work has aired on NPR and the BBC World Service.  She produces and consults on numerous podcasts.

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Georg Brandl Egloff 

Georg Brandl Egloff is a composer for radio, film, and television. He writes the music you hear on Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio.  He lived and worked as a musician in New York City for many years before moving to Los Angeles where he now resides.


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