Read about it here.
I wonder if foodies divide (divided) themselves by which food magazine they read. Was there a clash between the erudite Gourmet subscriber and the more down-to-earth Bon Appétit reader?
For a long time, I subscribed to both. I read Gourmet, but I USED Bon Appétit. But after awhile, I wasn’t even READING Gourmet, unless I had a long train or plane ride. They were just piling up, so I stopped subscribing. Yet every time I did read a new Gourmet, I always determined that I SHOULD read it regularly again, because it was so darn good. This was especially true after Ruth Reichl took over. (Was that REALLY 10 years ago?)
Time got away from me, though, and I never did. I wonder if that was part of the problem….that we look at food magazines like Bon Appétit as ones that we actually cook from, but Gourmet is for coffee tables. It’s a shame that no one can really figure out how to make money from the web and that Gourmet can’t continue online, although its recipes will.
Au revoir! Gourmet. Or actually more accurately…Adios.