Goodbye Gourmet

January 1947 Gourmet cover

Originally uploaded by christine592

The irony of the news coming today that Gourmet magazine is closing is that just last night I finally sat down to read the October issue. The experience was the same one I always had while reading Gourmet, me saying to myself “this is a good magazine.” The way it looked, the way it read, the way they didn’t sully the cover with blurbs for subscribers, everything about it was redolent of brilliant design.

That’ll be gone after the November issue hits stands and so will 60-plus years of history. Sad.

I decided last night to do a quick Google Map of Gourmet‘s “Restaurants Worth the Money” just for my own personal use. Now, I suppose, it’s some sort of tribute.

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