Corby Kummer

Senior Editor, The Atlantic; Editor in Chief, Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute

Corby Kummer is a senior editor at The Atlantic and author of The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food, the first book in English on the Slow Food movement. He has been restaurant critic of New York, Boston, and Atlanta magazines and food and food policy columnist for The New Republic. Kummer is editor in chief of Ideas: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute and is launching Food and Society at the Aspen Institute, a program dedicated to improving the country’s food supply and public health. A weekly commentator on food and food policy on WGBH’s Boston Public Radio, Kummer has received five James Beard Journalism Awards. 

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