Gillian Duffy (editor)

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Gillian Duffy is an English food writer and editor of New York magazine, and 2015 winner of the James Beard Foundation award for Food Journalism - Visual Storytelling. She was born in Salisbury, England and having lived in Weston, Connecticut.[1]for some years, now lives in Provence, and commutes regularly to New York. Brought up on a Sussex farm, she spent summers in France, and is fluent in French. After Finishing School (The Triangle)in London, she worked in various Ad. agencies "learning the trade".

She became art buyer for the advertising agency Papert Koenig Lois, Later Director of art studio Baird Harris.[1] She married Captain David Duffy who served in the Honourable Artillery Company later Royal Artillery in Germany and travelled extensively to France, Italy, Austria and Denmark, and after spending a year in Spain and back in England, moved with him to the USA in 1978.[1]

She joined New York magazine in 1980 and first covered restaurants and nightlife in the Cue section.[1] She is now the magazine's culinary editor, and founded and still organizes the "New York Taste" show, as well as "New York Culinary Experience". Appears regularly on TV and radio. She has written for other periodicals such as Marie Claire and "Departures"and has written two books: Hors d'Oeuvres, Simple, Stylish, Seasonal and New York Cooks. She is a supporter of the charity City Harvest. Her favourite restaurant in 2009 was Le Bernardin.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d "Gillian Duffy", Starchefs, 1998 
  2. ^ {{citation In 2015 she was nominated for a James Beard Award for food journalism. Subsequentlyshe was given the James Beard Award for "Visual Story Telling", in April 2015.|url= |author=Louise McCready |journal=Huffington Post |date=October 31, 2009 |title=Gillian Duffy on the Expanding Populist Food World and How Neighborhood Joints Will Benefit from the Recession}}