Kimball recalls passing dead camels — and being taken prisoner after speeding through a Congolese Army roadblock. “It was at night, and they had put us in a little hut,” Kimball recalls, “and the guy in charge wasn’t there, and the No. 2 guy wanted to kill us.” After the scare, the students needed to unwind. “There were Pygmies in this village,” Kimball recalled. “They were sitting on huge truck tires. I remember one night, we sat around a campfire and we got them high. We took out this huge joint, and everyone smoked dope and got high with a bunch of Pygmies in the Congo.” As someone who swears by Christopher Kimball’s Cook’s Illustrated (one Christmas I prepared an entire family dinner by their recipes to legendary success), can’t recommend this profile enough.
Seconded. I’m so glad someone forwarded this to my email address from NYT in error!