Bon Appétit EIC resigns after brownface photo surfaces

Given the number of BA writers who readily jumped on him, I assume he must’ve made quite a few enemies there over the years…


I’m a friend/follower of Illyanna Maisonet on social media, and the tone of his initial response to her query felt dismissive and condescending. The photo that surfaced later just disgusted me. I had the pleasure of attending her Puerto Rican Christmas Dinner last year (I linked her pernil recipe published in the L.A. Times shortly afterwards somewhere on FTC). I subscribe to her newsletter, which is rich with history, reflections, and recipes. Highly recommended. I subscribed for a year’s worth at a discounted rate, but I think it costs $7/month at the monthly rate: