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Gourmet Closure, in Photos

Photograph: Kevin Demaria
Gourmet's Associate art director Kevin Demaria took photos of the office as it closed for good. See his photos at Last Days of Gourmet. [via Mag Culture]

Turkey Totality: Thanksgiving Magazine Roundup Smackdown Spectacular

Photograph: Paula Forbes / Eat Me Daily
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 [...]

Lamb Neck: The Hottest Cut Of Meat This Week

In an uncanny synchronicity, both Gourmet's Adventures with Ruth and Avec Eric featured lamb neck as a star protein. The new hotness! In the premiere of Adventures with Ruth, Ruth Reichl and Frances McDormand visited Blackberry Farms, and they made barbecued lamb neck (quibble: the online recipe omits the grilling step, simply calling it "Ten-Hour [...]

Hell's Kitchen Season Six Winner: Dave Levey

Last night was the Hell's Kitchen season six finale, and the winner was Dave Levey (originally from Chester, New Jersey, living in San Diego, California). The prize: a one-year position of "head chef" at the Araxi restaurant in Whistler, British Columbia. The celebrated locavore restaurant is close to Vancouver and the 2010 Olympics that start [...]

Opinions on Gourmet's Closure by Hesser, Kimball, Kingsly

Now that we're past the mourning phase, everyone is trying to determine what was wrong with Gourmet's model, including Amanda Hesser, Christopher Kimball, and Merri Lee Kingsly:
Forbes op-ed by Amanda Hesser blames the print medium:
Under the stewardship of Reichl, there was nothing wrong with Gourmet's content. What was wrong with the magazine was its medium: [...]

Jon Stewart's Solution to Magazine Woes: Consolidation

In light of the recent closings of Modern Bride, Elegant Bride, Cookie, and Gourmet magazines, last night on The Daily Show Jon Stewart proposed a solution to the print industry's woes: Consolidation:
Obviously my first thought was sad news for the staffs of those magazines, but my second thought was what's going to happen [...]

Conde Nast Shutting Down Gourmet Magazine

This is far, far worse than even we dared to predict. As the New York Times' Diners Journal blog reports, Gourmet magazine "will cease publication after the publication of its November issue."
After an epic ad page meltdown there had been rumors of budget cuts and frequency reductions, but this is such an extreme and unexpected [...]

Gourmet Budget Cuts Confirmed, Frequency Reductions Likely

Poor Ruth Reichl. The Observer reports this morning that the rumored budget cuts and frequency reductions for Gourmet are most likely taking effect. Along with Details, Traveler, Glamour and Teen Vogue, the magazine will need to cut its budget by a whopping 25% for next year. And given their less-than-stellar ad page haul, Gourmet [...]

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