Bon Appétit names new editor-in-chief

Bon Appétit magazine, still reeling from racial discrimination accusations against its former editor-in-chief Adam Rapoport and against the magazine itself, just named its new editor-in-chief. Parent company Condé Nast selected book-publishing veteran Dawn Davis for the EIC role. She will preside over the glossy magazine and its online and video outlets, plus the content of Epicurious, Healthyish and Basically.

Prior to this job, Davis was the founder, president and publisher of 37 Ink, a Simon & Schuster imprint that worked to elevate writers from historically marginalized groups. “I see food at the epicenter of all we do,” Davis said in the news release announcing the decision.

While she never focused exclusively on food, Davis’ work includes editing cookbooks, and in 1999 she wrote If You Can Stand the Heat: Tales from Chefs and Restaurateurs, in which she interviewed chefs including Edna Lewis, Bobby Flay and Anthony Bourdain.

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