I was just informed that Condé Nast is dropping Gourmet after the November issue. I’m in shock… Gourmet is going, and Bon Appetit is staying?! I hate this. Media Decoder has the story.
I’m guessing this also means the demise of one of the best food shows on television, Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie.
I really hope that Barry Estabrook finds another way to continue writing about Politics of the Plate. If you haven’t read any of his articles, check them out while you still can.
Update: it sounds like Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie isn’t on the chopping block after all:
“Gourmet magazine will cease monthly publication, but we will remain committed to the brand, retaining Gourmet’s book publishing and television programming.” –LAObserved
No word yet on the future writings of Barry Estabrook.