Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Gourmet's Front-Page New York Times Obituary


Link to October 6 New York Times article, "Lavish Door to Food is Shut in Magazine World". (Blandly titled "Condé Nast Closes Gourmet and 3 Other Magazines" on the Times website.

Excerpt: Gourmet magazine, which has celebrated cooking and travel in its lavish pages since 1941, will cease publication with the November issue, its owner, Condé Nast, announced on Monday.

Gourmet was to food what Vogue is to fashion, a magazine with a rich history and a perch high in the publishing firmament. Under the stewardship of Ruth Reichl, one of the star editors at Condé Nast, Gourmet poured money into sumptuous photography, test kitchens and exotic travel pieces, resulting in a beautifully produced magazine that lived, and sold, the high life.

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