Just in; the sad news that Condé Nast is closing Gourmet. Also getting the axe are Modern Bride, Elegant Bride and Cookie (introduced in 2005).

It seems Bon Appétit, which will continue being published, won out over Gourmet, which has a longer history, but is less profitable.

The bloodletting may not be over. The NYT Media Decoder blog says these are the “first closings” announced since a three-month McKinsey study recommended reducing several magazine budgets by 25%.

At least we have the new Gourmet cookbook to remember the magazine by.

Gourmet Today: More than 1000 All-New Recipes for the Contemporary Kitchen
Retail Price: $40.00
Hardcover: 1024 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt – (2009-09-22)
ISBN / EAN: 0618610189 / 9780618610181

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