Anthony Bourdain Live, Milk Street Kitchen and More Food Media Events

Get inspired in the kitchen this fall with Parts Unknown travel stories, Christopher Kimball's new cooking classes, and more.

Anthony Bourdain and Christopher Kimball. / Photos provided

Anthony Bourdain and Christopher Kimball. / Photos provided

Star Plates with Mindy Kaling

Mindy Kaling stars in the first episode of this new show for her Food Network debut. On the Mindy Project, the Cambridge native doesn’t act like a domestic diva, but here’s your chance to see how the real Mindy handles the heat when she tries her hand at recreating chef Marcus Samuelsson’s fried bird royale at Red Rooster in Harlem.

September 27, 11 p.m., Food Network.

Milk Street Kitchen Launches

Christopher Kimball left America’s Test Kitchen last year, but he hasn’t left food media, or the Boston area. His newest venture, Milk Street Kitchen, opens downtown next month, with cooking classes and lectures, tours, and a new magazine. The whole venture is focused on broadening the home cook’s perspective. “This is a personal awakening, not just another day in the kitchen,” the longtime face of ATK’s TV shows and magazines says in a press release. “I’ve dramatically changed the way I cook. Sweet, sour, salty, bitter, crunchy, creamy—these are my new passions.”

Magazine hits mailboxes, cooking school opens in October 2016, 177 Milk St., Boston,

Anthony Bourdain: the Hunger Tour

Instead of watching Anthony Bourdain taste his way through Havana, Shanghai, or the Bronx on his CNN show Parts Unknown for a night, grab a seat at Symphony Hall to hear his travel stories in person. The chef and professional TV eater kicks off the Hunger, a 14-city tour, in New England. Bourdain promises an “unyielding, brutally honest monologue” about diverse cultures and cuisines he’s found in lesser-known regions of the world, and he’ll take your questions.

$50-$250, Friday, October 7, 8 p.m., Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston. Box office: 617-248-9700,

Cook’s Science Live: the Burger Tour

Since it started more than 25 years ago, America’s Test Kitchen has emphasized the scientific process in its recipes, TV shows, and other media. But the Brookline company just launched its first brand dedicated to that culinary fundamental: Cook’s Science. The digital platform fuses food science articles and no-fail recipes from a team of cooks, scientists, and journalists. ATK releases the first Cook’s Science book on October 4, and later in the month, executive editors Dan Souza and Molly Birnbaum will take the stage with live experiments, video, and more to try to understand what makes a burger so delicious.

$25, Thursday, October 27, 8 p.m., Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville, 617-625-5700,