I was completely bummed in the beginning of last week to hear that Condé Nast Publications was closing down Gourmet Magazine. On October 5, 2009 Condé Nast announced that Gourmet will cease monthly publication by the end of 2009, due to a decline in advertising sales. At least the company will retain Gourmet’s book publishing and television programming, and Gourmet recipes on Epicurious.com. I would sorely miss Epicurious.com if that was to go to.
Gourmet’s first issue was January 1941. It is sad to see a magazine that has been around for so many years to just fade away like this.
Not only is Gourmet ending but also Cookie, Elegant Bride and Modern Bride. Wow! Not a very good year for magazines!