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Apr 17, 2013 12:42 PM

Whither Gina Mallet?

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

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    1. re: millygirl

      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.

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

      1. A good source has told me she is ailing.

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        1. re: Dean Tudor

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

          1. re: disgusti

            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!!!!

            1. re: disgusti

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