Food June 2008

Corby Kummer and the James Beard Award



The Atlantic is pleased to announced that Corby Kummer has won the 2007 James Beard Award for Food-Related Columns. This is the fourth time that Kummer has been honored with this highly prestigious food-writing award.

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." Julia Child once said, "I think he's a very good food writer. He really does his homework. As a reporter and a writer he takes his work very seriously."As Giorgio DeLuca, co-founder of New York's epicurean grocery Dean & DeLuca, says: ''I can tell when Corby's pieces hit; the phone doesn't stop ringing."

The following pieces were singled out by the James Beard Foundation for 2007.

"The Rise of the Sardine" (March 2007)
Will Cannery Row’s signature fish transcend its humble reputation to become a chef’s staple? It should.

"The Art of Aging Well" (November 2007)
A cult destination in London has revolutionized cheesemaking, winning converts as far afield as Vermont.

"The Magic Brewing Machine" (December 2007)
Cool new coffeemakers bring out the deeper pleasures of a light roast.

Video: Watch Kummer chat with a coffee connoisseur, a sardine chef, and an expert knife-maker.

Presented by

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well. Bestselling author Mark Bittman teaches James Hamblin the recipe that everyone is Googling.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (and Why)

Cooking for yourself is one of the surest ways to eat well.

Video

Before Tinder, a Tree

Looking for your soulmate? Write a letter to the "Bridegroom's Oak" in Germany.

Video

The Health Benefits of Going Outside

People spend too much time indoors. One solution: ecotherapy.

Video

Where High Tech Meets the 1950s

Why did Green Bank, West Virginia, ban wireless signals? For science.

Video

Yes, Quidditch Is Real

How J.K. Rowling's magical sport spread from Hogwarts to college campuses

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

More in Health

More back issues, Sept 1995 to present.

Just In