For four years, Peter Kaminsky wrote Underground Gourmet for New York magazine, and his Outdoors column ran for twenty years in The New York Times. He was the former managing editor of National Lampoon and a longstanding contributor to Food & Wine. Pig Perfect: Encounters with Extraordinary Pigs, The Moon Pulled Up an Acre of Bass, The Elements of Taste (with Gray Kunz), Seven Fires: Grilling the Argentine Way (with Francis Mallmann), Letters to a Young Chef (with Daniel Boulud), Rejoice! (with Daniel Boulud), and The Elements of Taste (with Gray Kunz). On PBS, he is the originator and executive producer of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor and the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Music, both of which he created.