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November 24, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Knapp Communications owner Cleon T. Knapp said Monday that he plans to sell his two premier magazines, Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit. Knapp, 55, whose family founded Architectural Digest in 1920 and acquired Bon Appetit in 1965, said he wanted to pursue "new challenges and opportunities." The Los Angeles-based magazines had combined revenue of about $90 million for the fiscal year ended last January. Architectural Digest has a circulation of 647,000 and Bon Appetit 1.26 million.
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September 6, 2006 | Leslie Brenner, Times Staff Writer
BON Appetit is 50 years old, and Barbara Fairchild, the magazine's editor in chief, is celebrating. She'll be playing hostess this weekend at a splashy series of events called the Bon Appetit Culinary and Wine Focus Beverly Hills.
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March 3, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles-based Knapp Communications on Tuesday sold Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit magazines to Conde Nast Publications, owners of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. Knapp and Conde Nast declined to reveal the selling price, but publishing industry sources said it was about $175 million. Conde Nast beat out three other bidders. Privately owned Knapp Communications put the two magazines on the market last November, after owner Cleon T.
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March 3, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles-based Knapp Communications on Tuesday sold Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit magazines to Conde Nast Publications, owners of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker. Knapp and Conde Nast declined to reveal the selling price, but publishing industry sources said it was about $175 million. Conde Nast beat out three other bidders. Privately owned Knapp Communications put the two magazines on the market last November, after owner Cleon T.
FOOD
September 6, 2006 | Leslie Brenner, Times Staff Writer
BON Appetit is 50 years old, and Barbara Fairchild, the magazine's editor in chief, is celebrating. She'll be playing hostess this weekend at a splashy series of events called the Bon Appetit Culinary and Wine Focus Beverly Hills.
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April 15, 1991
Rita Leinwand, 64, a widely known food and wine authority who was the first food editor of Bon Appetit magazine. A teacher of gourmet food preparation and wine appreciation, she held the Grande Diplome of Cordon Bleu, was a past president of the California Restaurant Writers Assn. and was a consultant to several wineries in the United States and Europe. On March 31 in Los Angeles, of lymphoma.
FOOD
May 23, 2013 | By Mary MacVean
Health experts estimate that as many as a third of us have some level of intolerance to gluten -- a protein found mostly in wheat. And gluten shows up in more than bread and cake -- foods you might not guess, such as sauces and herb mixes. On Thursday, at 11 a.m. Pacific time , we'll talk with Kristine Kidd, who has been gluten free for years and has written a cookbook called "Weeknight Gluten-Free. " She spent two decades as an editor at Bon Appetit magazine. We hope you will join us live, or if you can't, please listen to the archived conversation.
FOOD
July 19, 2006
"A straight vodka martini is a cocktail with a hole in the middle." ["Flowering of Cool New Gins," July 12.] I couldn't agree more! I am so glad someone is giving this crazy vodka craze a slam. JANET MCCRACKEN Pacific Palisades McCracken is an associate food editor at Bon Appetit magazine. FROM a longtime food writer and bartender (starting at San Francisco Press Club in 1964), thank you for expressing so well what every gin purist should profess. And by the way, call any drink whatever you like, but if the spirits aren't flavored with juniper berries, don't call it a martini.
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August 27, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Shirley Slater, 67, who with her husband, Harry Basch, formed a popular travel writing team adept at evaluating cruise ships and recreational vehicles, died Friday in Los Angeles of complications of cancer and chemotherapy. The couple created a column called Cruise Views for The Times' Sunday travel section in 1984 and remained regular contributors to the newspaper for 18 years. Slater was also a food writer who contributed to Bon Appetit magazine.
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November 24, 1992 | JOHN LIPPMAN
Knapp Communications owner Cleon T. Knapp said Monday that he plans to sell his two premier magazines, Architectural Digest and Bon Appetit. Knapp, 55, whose family founded Architectural Digest in 1920 and acquired Bon Appetit in 1965, said he wanted to pursue "new challenges and opportunities." The Los Angeles-based magazines had combined revenue of about $90 million for the fiscal year ended last January. Architectural Digest has a circulation of 647,000 and Bon Appetit 1.26 million.
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July 29, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
Band of Outsiders founder Scott Sternberg and canning wunderkind Kevin West are headed to the Hammer Museum next week where they're scheduled to dish on the overlapping worlds of food and fashion. West, a 13-year veteran of W Magazine and newly minted author of "Saving the Season: A Cook's Guide to Home Canning, Pickling, and Preserving"  is fast friends with Sternberg, who recently joined forces with Bon Appetit magazine to host what turned out to be one of the most memorable (and delicious)
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August 8, 2012 | By Russ Parsons
Bäco Mercat and Ink are the only two Los Angeles-area spots named among Bon Appetit magazine's 50 best new restaurants in the United States. Will they wind up among the Top 10? Stay tuned. Josef Centeno's Bäco Mercat, which opened in November, has quickly become the darling of downtown diners with its big-flavored, enthusiastic pairings of what might sometimes seem unlikely ingredients. "It all started with a 'bäco,' chef Josef Centeno's irresistible taco/pizza/gyro mashup, but this lively downtown spot quickly became known for much more, from veg-centric small plates to big hunks of grilled meats," says BA. Singled out for praise are such dishes as blistered okra, Caesar Brussels sprouts, and the 14-ounce shiitake-crusted pork chop.
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