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It's late October, which means the November issues of food magazines have hit the newsstands. It's a huge deal in American food media: Recipe testing begins in early summer and the competition to find new things to say about what is ultimately a very traditional meal is fierce (and [...]
Devastated over the death of Gourmet? So are we, but we're not ones to sit around crying: there's still plenty of fantastic food writing and photography out there. Whether it's an entire magazine dedicated to food or an occasional feature in a general interest title, once we put together this list, it became clear that [...]
Last night on Hell's Kitchen, the contestants had 45 minutes to make a "delicious dish that's visually stunning" judged by the editorial staff of Bon Appetit (gotta love the overdubbed pomp music when they walk in).
Says Ariel, "Whoah, OK, we have some big ballers in here today." The final winner, selected by Editor-in-Chief Barbara Fairchild [...]
It's no secret that Conde Nast's Bon Appetit and Gourmet are barely hanging on for dear life. Both publications have been faced with epic ad page meltdowns (year-over-year Bon Appetit's and Gourmet's are down 40% and 51.9%, respectively), and the emperor-has-no-clothes observations of their essential redundancy have grown increasingly frequent.
A dropped shoe of some sort [...]
Condé Nast released its official projections for its September ad sales, and it's not pretty. It's bad. If we're reading the chart after the jump correctly, then year-over-year from Sep 08 to Sep 09, Bon Appetit's ad pages are down 40% (from 74 to 44) and Gourmet's ad pages are down 51.9% (from 85 to [...]
Blogging for Slate in KausFiles, Mickey Kaus writes:
kf hears: Bon Appetit and Gourmet are the next Conde Nast mags slated to die.
We can't imagine that Condé Nast would just kill both magazines — perhaps a merger is imminent?
The May issue of Bon Appetit features a rather fawning article by Brett Martin on the Brooklyn food scene, particularly in the so-precious-it-hurts Williamsburg neighborhood. You probably don't need to read it. But if you want the general gist, we've done the work for you.
Not surprisingly, the article doesn't contain much information about actual food; [...]
A visit to the magazine racks is a scary experience these days — everyone is seriously slimming down. Condé Nast's food magazines are part of that trend, so much so that the January issue of Gourmet and the March issue of Bon Appetit each totaled a paltry 108 pages — only six pages above [...]