NEW YORK – After 68 years in print, a devoted following of foodies and a rich history in culinary journalism, Gourmet magazine has folded. The decision, announced on Oct. 5 by its publisher, Conde Nast, came as a shock to subscribers and food fans around the world.
Gourmet’s demise was attributed to poor ad revenues and a low subscriber rate that didn’t compare to its Los Angeles-based sister magazine, Bon Appetit. Conde Nast executives stated that Gourmet’s legacy of recipes will continue through Bon Appetit and cookbook projects.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Ruth Reichl, expressed her gratitude for the outpouring of global support received after the decision to end the publication was announced.
Conde Nast also shut down two bridal magazines and a parenting magazine.