In February, there was a passionate post here criticizing the critic (I chimed right in).
Your wishes have been granted. Starting in August, Mr. Bruni will be writiing for the Sunday Magazine. He correctly assumed that you cannot cross-media promote your new book, and remain an anonymous critic. I think all reporters realize that newspaper are dead, so they're in a real big hurry to get their book deals going!
The search is on for a new NYT food critic.