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Food + Wine Cuts Six Staffers

Food + Wine has let go of six editorial staffers in an attempt to cut costs. WWD reports that the restructuring will allow Food + Wine’s editor, Dana Cowin, to focus more on the digital side of the glossy.

The cuts are just the latest moves by Time Inc. CEO Joe Ripp to turn around the now independent publishing house. Time Inc.’s first quarterly report since being shed by Time Warner wasn’t pretty — it came with a net loss of $32 million. Obviously things have to change, and one easy way (well, not exactly easy) to do that is trim staffers across the board.

When Ripp was recently asked about layoffs, he responded like a politician. “It’s not about downsizing, it’s about are we making the appropriate investments in our products,” said Ripp at the time. In other words, there are more layoffs to come.

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Food & Wine Adds TV Personality as Contributing Editor

Food & Wine has named Andrew Zimmern as a Contributing Editor. Zimmern is mostly known for hosting The Travel Channel’s “Bizarre Foods” and “Andrew Zimmern’s Bizarre World,” where he travels the world eating the strangest foods he can find.

His new weekly column at Food & Wine’s website, “Andrew Zimmern’s Kitchen Adventures,” will feature recipes he learned while globe trotting as well as classic American dishes.

Dana Cowin, Food & Wine’s Editor-in-Chief, said of Zimmern, “His recipes for foodandwine.com will bridge the gap between exotic flavors and American comfort food.”

Alex Vallis Joins Food & Wine as Senior Digital Editor

Food & Wine Editor in Chief Dana Cowin announced that Alex Vallis has joined the magazine as senior digital editor today, where will focus on creating and packaging new content for foodandwine.com.

Vallis joins Food & Wine from NBC’s lifestyle website, thefeast.com, and prior to that, she was a food editor at nymag.com.

More importantly for the foodies, Vallis never misses the opportunity to incorporate Greek yogurt into a recipe, and her go-to dish is meatballs and tomato sauce. Sounds delicious! We’re getting hungry… must be time for some more flakes.

Food & Wine Adds Michael Endelman As Features Editor

Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin welcomed a new member to the kitchen today with the announcement of Michael Endelman as the magazine’s features editor. Endelman’s new position will task him with assigning and editing stories for the title’s print and digital platforms.

Prior to joining Food & Wine, Endelman served as senior editor at Rolling Stone. He also has worked as an editor at Spin and contributed to Entertainment Weekly.

Food & Wine Hosts Top Chef Finale Viewing Party

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Ed Cotton, Top Cheftestant; Gail Simmons, Food & Wine special projects director and Top Chef: Just Desserts Judge
(Credit: Sylvain Gaboury for Food & Wine)

— JESSICA EULE

It was a foodie paradise Wednesday as New York’s great chefs gathered at Tom Colicchio’s Craft restaurant for Food & Wine‘s Top Chef D.C. finale party. Noted toques like Eric Ripert, Jonathan Waxman, Scott Conant, Marcus Samuelsson, Masaharu Morimoto all came to see who would be crowned this season’s winner. And, since the finale took the contestants to Singapore, the city’s tourism board was also on hand to dish about the Asian culinary scene.

With only Ed Cotton in attendance from this season’s cast, we had a chance to ask him about his so-called rivalry with fellow New York contestant Angelo Sosa. “It was a lot of editing,” Cotton said of the drama this season. “Of course I wanted to succeed in kicking Angelo’s ass, but there was no rivalry.”

And what did Cotton think about Sosa’s illness leading up to the final challenge? “The cast and crew all got sick at some point. Maybe it was a 24 hour bug. Or maybe it was just his nerves. He was supposed to be Mr. Asian.”

As for the rumored upcoming Top Chef All-Stars, Food & Wine editor-in-chief Dana Cowin was mum. However, if speculation is correct, it sounds like Sosa may have a chance to redeem himself, as Cotton confirmed he will not be partaking in any upcoming seasons.

See more pics from the event after the jump.

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