Corby Kummer

Senior Editor and Food Columnist, The Atlantic
Corby Kummer

2019 Festival Co-Chair

Corby Kummer’s work in The Atlantic has established him as one of the most widely read, authoritative and creative food writers in the United States. The San Francisco Examiner pronounced him “a dean among food writers in America.”

Kummer’s 1990 Atlantic series about coffee was heralded by foodies and the general public alike. His book The Joy of Coffee, based on his Atlantic series, was heralded by The New York Times as “the most definitive and engagingly written book on the subject to date.”

Kummer’s book The Pleasures of Slow Food celebrates local artisans who raise and prepare the foods of their regions with the love and expertise that come only with generations of practice.

Kummer was the restaurant critic for New York Magazine in 1995 and 1996 and since 1997 has served as the restaurant critic for Boston Magazine. He is also a frequent food commentator on television and radio. Kummer was educated at Yale and began at The Atlantic in 1981. He is the recipient of five James Beard Journalism Awards, including the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.

Corby Kummer's Events

3 - 4 pmSaturday

From Farm to Farm Table: What’s Growing On at Monticello

Corby Kummer

Important things are happening at Jefferson’s Monticello. At Monticello’s Farm, dedicated growers are hard at work restoring farming to...

Heritage Tent
Included with Admission
12 - 1 pmSaturday

HHF Keynote Presentation: Food Glorious Food!

Corby Kummer

The Heritage Harvest Festival is delighted to welcome 2019 co-chairs — and longtime friends — Corby Kummer and Alice...

Festival Tent
Included with Admission