Critiques, Cravings and Conundrums From the Madison Food and Dining Scene
Oct 11, 2009
01:44 PMSmall Dishes
The Passing of an Old Friend
Last week began with rumors that Condé Nast would soon dump at least three of its magazines. A popular gossip blog held a contest for its readers to predict which publications would get the ax. I was taken aback that one of the most popular nominees for extinction was Gourmet. Surely, not, I thought. When the news came, I was dumbfounded. How could a magazine I’ve literally been reading all my life—subscribed to since the early 70’s—just cease to exist overnight? Most dispiriting of all was seeing pictures the next day of the Gourmet offices, already empty cubicles with packed boxes waiting to be taken away.