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.

Videos/Audio of Corby Kummer

Eating well is not just a matter of knowing what’s best for your health, although that is a good place to start. It is... See more
Never before have we seen such an explosion of interest in our food--what's in it, who produced it, where it came... See more
Sweetgreen's founder, Nicolas Jammet, talks about how "fast-casual" restaurants can capture a new... See more
Even chefs are turning their backs on the term “farm to table” as the food industry, including the fast-food industry,... See more
New attention to “nutrition-sensitive” foods reflects the recognition that diet is essential to good health. But with... See more
With the smartphone revolution comes an increasingly powerful new set of tools to reduce our use of doctors, cut costs... See more

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