The Press: Out of the Restaurants

"My one great goal in life is to be rich enough never to go to a restaurant." That would seem utter nonsense coming from anyone but Craig Claiborne, now in his 13th year as food news editor of the New York Times. So, with the royalties from five successful cookbooks coming in regularly, Claiborne last week notified New York Times Managing Editor A.M. Rosenthal that he was resigning ("without any animosity"). He will stay on until a replacement can be found.

That will not be easy. In his columns and his book, Guide to Dining...

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