Corby Kummer is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where he edits articles on politics and public affairs, and editor in chief of IDEAS: The Magazine of the Aspen Institute. He joined The Atlantic in 1981 and became established as a food writer through his work in the magazine. Kummer writes a monthly food column for The New Republic and is a restaurant critic for Boston Magazine and Atlanta Magazine. He is also a contributor to Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and Smithsonian and the author of the books The Joy of Coffee and The Pleasures of Slow Food. He is the winner of five James Beard Journalism Awards.