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Gourmet and Bon Appetit Facing 'Frequency Reductions' and Streamlining

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 [...]

Gourmet's A to Z of Food Online

So Gourmet has this new slideshow feature called "Food Online: A to Z", what they're calling "Twenty-six useful, enduring, or simply fascinating food sites, trends, and other Web phenomena." B is for bacon, F is for flame wars, T is for Twitter... you know the drill.
Some of it is a stretch: M is for menu [...]

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 [...]

Gourmet and Bon App's Ad Page Meltdown

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 [...]

The 'War' on Alice Waters: Some Context

Last week we took Gourmet to task for fishing for negative lines about Alice Waters and taking the quotes out of context. Among the zingers, we were particularly surprised to see a couple of quotes from eGullet, a messageboard about all things culinary: "She’s one person in a large movement that would have been just [...]

Yet Again, The Old Media Defends Alice Waters

Photograph by mhuang
Once again, the old media comes to the defense of Alice Waters, this time in a convincing-sounding piece in Gourmet by Laura Shapiro. Like most acts of journalistic defense for The Queen of Slow Food, the piece has some serious flaws, glossing over and avoiding some major points that have been raised in [...]

Mickey Kaus Predicts the End of Gourmet and Bon Appetit

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?

Ruth Reichl Laughs as Rome Condé Nast Burns

Here's a funny yet bizarre video of Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl, famous in her day for reviewing restaurants in disguise, that imagines her returning to her critical roots with disguises of the likes of Amy Winehouse, Mickey Rourke, and Gene Simmons.
A little context, please: In the past year, Condé Nast has gone through rounds and [...]

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