Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Legendary Editor Judith Jones Has Died

1924 – 2017

"For a long time, the women—and they were usually women—who wrote about food were treated as second-class citizens. All because they cook! I think that's opened up. A good writer gets some good assignments, and they're treated better somehow. It just takes time."

Judith Jones was such as inspiration to me. I remember dealing with her as a young editor in the Books Department at Good Housekeeping magazine. She was a strong role model for women starting out in charge of the slush pile, which is where as a young editor in Paris, she found Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl.

Photo: Christopher Hirsheimer