This just in:  Conde Nast will close down Gourmet, Cookie, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride.

What is happening here? Conde Nast corporate has certainly been known for its luxurious lifestyle …Just three months ago they hired McKinsey & Co. to look for ways to cut costs. We all thought they would “tighten their belts”, with some layoffs expected, but this was certainly not forseen.

In particular, Gourmet has had SUCH a loyal, long time following. It was an icon of the best of American culinary writing and cooking. Even the ads were great! I would subscribe for a few years, let it lapse, then realize how much I missed it, and resubscribe for another three year stint. It will be sorely missed.

I personally am a big fan of Ruth Reichl and have followed her for years. Her books have been an inspiration and just such fun to read: Click HERE to take a look.