Corby Kummer has been called the Dean of food writers in America. As one of the most respected food journalists, he writes for The New York Times Magazine, New York and Food and Wine. In addition he also a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly. Kummer talks about his newest book The Joy of Coffee: The Essential Guide to Buying, Brewing and Enjoying (Chapters Publishing Ltd 1995) He talks about the reasons behind America’s love affair with gourmet coffees and some tips on how to make a good cup. Kummer lives in Boston, Mass.
David Rosengarten and Joshua Wesson, coeditors of the "Wine and Food Companion," join Fresh Air to talk about the history, science, and varieties of sparking wine. Later, Atlantic Magazine food writer Cory Kummer recommends some of cheaper options available.