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I strongly disagree it was "all ads" or recipes were "too complicated". Under Reichl especially
Joined: Mar 12, 2006
Posted to Thread #16382 at 10:46 pm on Oct 5, 2009
they did a lot of "weeknight" quick, easy yet tasty meals, as well as simplified complicated classic dishes such as Gourmet. And also under Reichl, I appreciated the move toward articles about food awareness and food politics. These are important issues today that we cannot ignore, and other food magazines do not cover that ground.
Most of what I cook comes (came) from Gourmet, weeknight meals as well as dinner-party fare. It introduced me to a lot of things I wouldn't otherwise have tried -- and certainly wouldn't go online to discover.
So there were articles on pricey restaurants we'd never go to? Fine. (Enough people *do* go to them.) There was also the Sterns' long-running monthly column on diners across America. That kinda covers the spectrum, doesn't it?
I suppose it's one more reflection of everyone wanting everything online, right now, not having time to sit down with a magazine (or a book). Personally I'd much rather leaf through a magazine and flag recipes to make than troll through websites and blogs, then hook up the printer, put paper in it, print out a recipe, and then disconnect everything. But maybe I'm a dinosaur. At least I have 15 years' worth of issues to rediscover.
Other messages in this thread:
- 16382. RIP Gourmet - Kathleen - 4:24pm on 10/05/09 (21)
- Sad indeed. While the issues in recent years have become skinnier in content, I have [LINK] - Pat-NoCal - 4:36pm on 10/05/09
- I agree. Gourmet was once my favourite magazine. Has anyone see bon appetit lately. I received a - Elenor - 5:36pm on 10/05/09
- Last to hear over here...no more Gourmet?..I love the DELICIOUS best and then the... - joanietoo - 5:56pm on 10/05/09
- That is sad, however I wonder if there might not be many magazines who are having a difficult time? - KarenNoCA - 6:35pm on 10/05/09
- I agree, have let my food mag subscriptions expire since the online choices - Pat-NoCal - 7:05pm on 10/05/09
- I'm also feeling the need to cook more from my cookbook collection, - Pat-NoCal - 12:15am on 10/06/09
- The publishing industry is really struggling these days. - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 7:57pm on 10/05/09
- (Please don't say that!) **knocks furiously on wood** ;) - ErininNY - 1:06am on 10/06/09
- those are only at specialty retailers her joannie... - Sandra in New York - 6:58pm on 10/05/09
- I currently get both BA and Gourmet as a gift from Sur la Table - MariaDNoCA - 8:28pm on 10/05/09
- IMHO Gourmet committed suidcide. I was a subscriber from 60s til a few years ago until RR took over - aajay - 8:27pm on 10/05/09
- Not to appear out of it, but what is RR? [NT] - PatBastrop - 8:47pm on 10/05/09
- Rachel Ray [NT] - AngAk - 8:49pm on 10/05/09
- oops, I believe Ruth Reichl. sorry for the big booboo. [NT] - AngAk - 8:50pm on 10/05/09
- I strongly disagree it was "all ads" or recipes were "too complicated". Under Reichl especially - Shaun in TO - 10:46pm on 10/05/09
- I can't BELIEVE I just donated ALL of my old Gourmets to the library fundraiser. - MarilynFL - 5:04pm on 10/06/09
- i want to shop at your library book sale----just for your stuff. [NT] - AngAk - 5:51pm on 10/06/09
- Marilyn, I just did the same with my collection - over a similar timeframe's worth, too. - LisainLA - 6:36pm on 10/06/09
- I loved reading about the far away places, and will miss it. [NT] - Marianne - 12:29am on 10/06/09
- Hopefully the content will remain on the Epicurious website. [NT] - Amanda_Pennsylvania - 8:38pm on 10/06/09
- Good point, I hope so too. [NT] - Pat-NoCal - 8:48pm on 10/06/09