Amanda Hesser Is Indeed Leaving the New York Times

amandahesser.jpgWith rumors swirling about the fate of New York Times food writer Amanda Hesser, we figured we'd reach out to her to get the word straight from the source. She told Serious Eats that she is indeed voluntarily and amicably leaving the Times. She won't be lacking for work, however. Amanda is leaving to launch an internet-based entrepreneurial venture that has nothing to do with food. In addition, she is going to continue to write her column for the Times Magazine, finish up the Times Cookbook she's working on, and hopes to contribute to other sections of the paper, time permitting. And maybe, just maybe, Amanda will get to spend more time with Mr. Latte himself, New Yorker staff writer Tad Friend, and their twins.


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