After 68 years, Gourmet Magazine is being shut down by Condé Nast:
My big fear is what this spells for food writing outside of the internet in general. Everyone pegged “Bon Appetit” to get the ax and I could see why. It’s always seemed like a more upscale “Women’s Day” to me. “Gourmet,” and to a lesser extent, “Food and Wine,” inspired me, I could get recipes anywhere, but I’ve learned a lot about fine dining, wine, food regions, etc. from these magazines.
I thought that with the foodie boom, a magzine like “Gourmet” would be safe. I’ll say this, they can take my “Cook’s Illustrated” when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.