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HEATING UP: It’s been several weeks since Condé Nast laid out plans to move Bon Appétit to New York from its Los Angeles offices without longtime editor Barbara Fairchild, and the short list to succeed Fairchild atop the masthead is shaping up. Multiple sources at the magazine publisher said former Cookie editor in chief Pilar Guzman and Epicurious.com editor in chief Tanya Steel are being considered for the job. Both potential editors have a few check marks in the hypothetical plus column. Guzman has experience running a print operation, as she edited Cookie from its launch until Condé Nast folded the parenting title last fall. She’s also kept some ties to her former employer, co-authoring the recent Cookie cookbook, “Time For Dinner,” and has worked on launching her own Web site, Momfilter.com. Steel, meanwhile, actually served as “New York editor” of Bon Appétit before taking over Epicurious in 2005. And if the recent hire of Brandon Holley away from Yahoo to run Lucky is any indicator, Web experience is a definite advantage at Condé Nast these days. Neither Guzman nor Steel responded to requests for comment. A Condé Nast spokeswoman said the company is still considering candidates.
— Matthew Lynch