Thursday, October 22, 2009
The publishing/culinary world is going abuzz over the end of Gourmet magazine. Conde Nast announced that it will stop printing the magazine although it will still be available online at Epicurious.com. (They also discontinued Cookie Magazine. Read the article here). I love cooking magazines and I am sad to see such a standard of all cooking magazines leave the presses. Gourmet was also known for its stellar photography and intellectual foodie articles while the rest of the world jumped on the quick/low fuss/cheap food band wagon. I'm all for both, but I think it's sad that we no longer have the indulgent option.
The bigger idea here is all about compromise. Conde Nast can save its company by cutting out two magazines. I can lose weight by cutting out creme brulee. Rupert Murdoch can save the journalism industry by cutting out freedom of the press. It's time to compromise.
Above are some pictures from Gourmet.com when they did a special on all things pumpkin. Don't you love how each photo is so elegant? Don't you hate compromise?
photos courtesy of Gourmet.com