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Whither Gina Mallet?

MissBingBing Apr 17, 2013 12:42 PM

What happened to Gina Mallet's restaurant reviews in the National Post? Retired? Not a fan but her column was always good for a giggle.

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    millygirl RE: MissBingBing Apr 17, 2013 12:52 PM

    I was wondering the same thing?? Haven't heard a peep from her in ages.

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      juno RE: millygirl Apr 17, 2013 01:36 PM

      I'd also be intrigued to learn what became of her regular Saturday reviews. You didn't have to agree with her restaurant assessments to enjoy her entertainingly idiosyncratic style. She writes well, and she knows food (her book, Last Chance To Eat, is, in my view, first-rate). But she's been absent for months. I suspect she's a victim of downsizing at the money-losing National Post. Alas.

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      mramage RE: MissBingBing Apr 17, 2013 07:20 PM

      Unfortunately, her stand-alone website has not been updated since Sept 2012 so I think it's more than that.

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        Dean Tudor RE: MissBingBing Apr 18, 2013 05:29 PM

        A good source has told me she is ailing.

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          disgusti RE: Dean Tudor Apr 18, 2013 11:16 PM

          yeah she alluded to this in a couple of national post columns (ie, hospital food).

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            millygirl RE: disgusti Apr 19, 2013 05:28 AM

            I must have missed those columns.

            That sucks!!

            I met her about 5 years ago at a Splendido event and found her to be quite enjoyable. Our group had no idea it was her until the end of the evening. It was a fun evening. We had a good laugh about Quebec tourtierres.

            Speedy recovery Gina!!!!

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              Googs RE: disgusti Apr 19, 2013 09:14 AM

              Oh, if that's why, she should get out of St Mike's and go elsewhere right away. Terrible place. Just terrible. Poor dear.

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