Amanda Hesser lands a choice gig with The New York Times Magazine's new "Food Diary," a look at real life epicurean adventures. The reporter, a trained chef and author of a
cookbook, demonstrates her journalistic grit by downing two dozen doughnuts for "research." Hesser shares this and other experiences with food in the new column that will
alternate with Jonathan Reynolds' "Food." Topics for her new column include eats for the first date, cooking for one and special occasion meals.