Atlantic Launches "Food Channel"

The Atlantic has launched a "Food Channel": "It's about food, but like everything else in The Atlantic, it's about much more than that: politics, business, literature, the environment -- most of all, pleasure," writes editor Corby Kummer.

 


This Article Is Brought to You By Pomegranate Juice

How product placement -- of the pomegranate kind -- could be the the future of journalism.

 


Of Blogs and Business

Are restaurant blogs -- with their over-the-top coverage of openings -- good or bad for restaurateurs?

 


Rachael Ray Defends (Old) Pinup Shoot for FHM

Rachael Ray defends herself against criticism of her 2003 cheesecake photos for lad mag FHM: "I would do it again."

 


Food Mags Struggle with Hard Economic Times

Food mags are turning their attention to less expensive fare as the economy sputters, and Condé Nast dispels rumors that Gourmet and Bon Appétit might merge.

 


A Magazine for the Modern Gastronome

New food mag Swallow puts a major emphasis on design and photography.

 


Top Food Blogs (Us Included)

The London Times lists The Food Section among the world's best 50 food blogs.

 


Could Gourmet Go Under?

The financial news site 24/7 Wall St. offers the astonishing prediction that Gourmet "will probably not see the end of the year." From 2004 to 2008, the magazine’s ad pages dropped from 1,364 to 955, with a 24% drop last year, and January’s ad pages were down another 32%. Yikes! [via Eater]

 


Food Writers Wanted for "Wife Swap"

Eater gets word of a bizarre casting for ABC's "Wife Swap": They're looking for "food columnists" to appear on the reality series.

 


NYT Magazine Food Pages Revamped

Following the departure of food editor Amanda Hesser, the New York Times Magazine has unveiled a series of new columns for its food pages. Dining section editor Pete Wells will write a column on cooking with his son; former dining editor Sam Sifton will write about restaurant tricks for home cooks; and new Food Editor Christine Muhlke will pen a series of profiles of "America’s food revolutionaries."

Correction: The Cheat is, in fact, not a new column, but an existing one (the last installment appeared in 2005). Amanda Hesser will continue writing her Recipe Redux column, rounding out the magazine's food coverage.