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New York Times Food Editor Sam Sifton Moves On

A chair is pushing back from the table at The New York Times.

The paper's food critic, Sam Sifton, will become the National Desk Editor after two years of tasting and writing about the city's delicacies.

"This is a writer with this tremendous cultural rolodex," said Time Out New York food and drink editor Jordana Rothman. "In his reviews you got this sense of context beyond the guys in the kitchen and the hangers on in the dining room, you got references to Jay Z and Sondheim and The Ramones."

Sifton's final review is expected to run in the Times on October 12.

With Julia Furlan and Dan Tucker