What's Up With Gourmet's September Cover?
The cover of Gourmet's September issue is stunning and bizarre, featuring a photograph that brings to mind a macro shot of Shrek's ass. Or perhaps a gnarly pear? A scarred lunar surface? Whatever it is, food-wise, it's a little unattractive.
Conde Nast's food magazine death spiral continues, what with Gourmet's ad pages down 52% year-over-year. Deviating from the standard cover of food porn photography is either a bold, calculated move to differentiate itself on the newsstand and move some copies, or just terribly, terribly unfortunate.
(It's a quince if you couldn't tell.)