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Gourmet magazine to end its run


Magazine empire Conde Nast, home of Vogue and the New Yorker, will announce the closure of Gourmet this morning, according to a report in the New York Times, which calls the move "startling."

Like many other media companies, Conde Nast is facing difficult times. In the not-so-distant past, it shuttered shopping magazine Domino and folded Men's Vogue into a twice-yearly supplement to Vogue. But so far, victims of its contractions have been newer titles.

With Gourmet apparently at the end of its run, that has changed.

Read more at The Times' Jacket Copy blog.

Photo: Gourmet magazine September 2009 issue/Conde Nast.

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I cannot imagine how stunned Ruth Reichl must feel! I just read her tweet from Saturday about sipping lemon tea and enjoying the birds - then on Monday she is being escorted out of her office? I have been a loyal susbscriber to Gourmet for most of the last 30 years and I cannot imagine being without it. What is Charles Townsend thinking? Is everything about profit these days? What a sad state we are in if money is all we can think about. Surely a magazine that has survived decades of publication deserves more than to be axed after a few months of decline in ad revenues. Is there no creative way to keep this important publication going? Especially now, when the US is mired in food-related problems - childhood obesity, food-related illnesses, mistreatment of farm animals and farm workers, etc., etc. I think Conde Nast owes it to us to retain this important visionary vehicle.

Sincerely, Joyce Stone,Loyal and Devastated Subscriber

This is such a bad news for food and the foodies in North America. Having a food magazine my self in Canada, Gourmat was an inspiration and a quality standard for everybody.

thank you for all these great recipes.

Ricardo Larrivée
Ricardo magazine

I have been a reader of GOURMET since in my mid-twenties and am saddened by the decision to end the magazine. The wonderful articles on food and travel introduced me to different cultures and took me to many places.

Is VOGUE next?


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