Conde Nast is shuttering Gourmet, which is a huge blow to food nerds everywhere. The vaguely more with it Bon Appetit remains, but man, what sad news. Gourmet was one of the first grown-up magazines I got in to, and when I started giving a hoot about cooking and dining, it was Gourmet’s lifestyle pornography that drew me in. Its recipes read more like adventure stories than how-tos (my fleeting interest in cooking has completely fled at this point), but I was nonetheless captivated.
I obviously work in media, and am thus no stranger to the hits my industry has taken over the last few years and the rough and mysterious road ahead. That just makes it all the scarier that a publication as iconic as Gourmet is as good as gone.
Will you miss Gourmet, PopWatchers?