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The New York Times' Dining Section Is Now Officially Called 'Food'

It will now focus on covering stores that go "beyond the dining room."

The New York Times very popular Dining Section has officially has new name. Well a new, old name. It is now simply called the Food section, which is the name of the report legendary editor Craig Claiborne oversaw when he joined the paper in 1957.

An article on the Times' website notes that name change will occur in print and online and is motivated by the section's "increasingly broad focus on food and drink, restaurants and home cooking, gastronomic trends and innovation." The section will focus on covering stories that extend "beyond the dining room."

The Food section — which also encompasses the Times' recipe site and app, NYT Cooking — is headed up by Food Editor Sam Sifton. A memo from July explains that combining the Dining Section with NYT Cooking brings together recipes, restaurant reviews, and food news all in one place for readers.

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