It's been a sad week for the magazine industry. As you may have heard, Gourmet magazine has closed. It seems that the two salvations may be the TV show and the cookbooks (thank heavens). The Gourmet Cookbook is one of the 4 cookbooks I actually keep in the kitchen. I love it, especially the Hors d'Oeuvres and First Courses chapter. I have make quite a few dips, spreads, and lite bites in my time (try the roasted red pepper and eggplant dip recipe).
Gourmet's longtime editor Ruth Reichl has been responding to the outpour of emotion via twitter. One of her recent tweets: "At Newark airport. Stopped to buy sandwich (no time to eat today), and the woman behind the counter said, "I'm so sorry; this one's on me.")
What do you think about this news? Were you a Gourmet reader?