Condé Nast to close Gourmet magazine

Foodies weep over a glass of Sauternes and some foie gras

Across the world, foodies are issuing a collective whimper. Publishing conglomerate Condé Nast announced Monday that it will close Gourmet magazine, which has celebrated the art of food and fine dining since 1941. Cookie, a parenting magazine, Elegant Bride, and Modern Bride will also close. But what’s garnering attention is Condé Nast’s decision to keep food magazine Bon Appétit afloat at the same time Gourmet will be shut down. Bon Appétit lacks the glamour of high-end Gourmet, focusing instead on recipes and dining for the masses. For example, Bon Appétit ran a cover story about “America’s Best Hot Dogs,” while Gourmet’s cover asked restaurant critics how they would best spend $1,000 in their hometowns.

The New York Times

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