The other day I got a postcard in the mail from the now defunct Gourmet Magazine (RIP) informing me that they would be making up the end of my subscription with the inferior Bon Appétit rag. No, they didn’t call BA inferior, but it is. This sparked my anger at Conde Nast for their ridiculous decision to end Gourmet after almost 70 years of quality food reporting. Here was this great food publication, highly respectable, really well done, and now? Nothing. Just gone because Conde Nast didn’t want to wait for the recession to end. So what if newsstand sales were down 25 percent this year? Give it a chance to bounce back! There are tons of food publications out there, but Gourmet was the crème de la crème.
Dec 13 2009