Corby Kummer

Senior Editor and Food Columnist, The Atlantic
Corby Kummer

2018 Honorary Festival 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

1:30 - 2:30 pmSaturday

Food! A Writer’s Forum

Corby Kummer

It’s all about the food. Today our panel of writers is here to dish. Food writers are discoverers, from...

Harvest Tent
Included with Admission
10:30 - 11:30 amSaturday

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Corby Kummer

“Anyone can cook anything and make it delicious. Whether you’ve never picked up a knife or you’re an accomplished...

Harvest Tent
Included with Admission
12 - 1 pmSaturday

Presidential Soul

Corby Kummer

Join Adrian Miller, former White House staffer in the Clinton Administration and James Beard Award-winning author with Heritage Harvest...

Garden Tent
Included with Admission