Ruth Reichl, former editor of Gourmet magazine, to become editor for Random House

By J.m. Hirsch, AP
Thursday, September 30, 2010

Former Gourmet editor to join Random House

Former Gourmet magazine editor Ruth Reichl is joining the Random House Publishing Group, where she will both edit and write books, including a memoir of her years at the now shuttered magazine.

Reichl, who will serve as an editor-at-large for the company’s Random House imprint, also will write a cookbook to be titled, “The Tao of Ruth.” Random House also plans to publish Reichl’s first novel, “DELICIOUS!”

Citing a tough economy, Gourmet publisher Conde Nast shut down the magazine a year ago. At Random House, Reichl will focus on books related to food.

In a written release, she says she is excited to connect with food lovers in a new way and to explore opportunities on the digital side of the book publishing world.

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