Tuesday, November 01, 2016

America's Test Kitchen Files Lawsuit Against Christopher Kimball

It looks like the split between a local food media outlet and its co-founder could be taking a nasty turn.

The Boston Globe is reporting that the Brookline-based America's Test Kitchen (ATK) has filed a lawsuit against Christopher Kimball, citing that he "literally and conceptually ripped off" the company by creating a new business called Milk Street while still being paid by America's Test Kitchen, and using the recipes and databases of ATK in a way so Milk Street would be a direct competitor. A lawyer who represents Kimball declined to comment because he had not taken a look at the lawsuit as of yesterday.

In the fall of 2015, Kimball said goodbye to America's Test Kitchen after a change of leadership took place a couple of months earlier. He subsequently went on to launch what was originally called Milk Street Kitchen, though it now appears to be simply called Milk Street, according to the Globe. Much like ATK, Milk Street has a magazine along with television and radio shows, and it also includes a cooking school.

[Earlier Articles]
Christopher Kimball to Leave America's Test Kitchen
Update: Christopher Kimball (Founder of America's Test Kitchen) to Launch Milk Street Kitchen

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