Sunday, October 25, 2009
Gourmet, You Will Be Missed
I’m in mourning, dear readers.
Actually, I’m kind of ticked off.
I’ve recently learned that this will be the first Christmas since being hitched that I will not receive a copy of Gourmet magazine’s amazing cookie edition.
In case you haven’t heard, the suits at Conde Nast have kicked Gourmet to the curb.
Being the news junkie that I am, I learned of the demise of Gourmet as soon as it was announced earlier this month.
But I thought to myself, “At least there’s the holiday issue. They can’t take the holiday issue from me.”
But, they did.
This also means that I received my last Gourmet magazine just last week. The Thanksgiving turkey mocked me from the cover.
I know what you’re thinking: “Who reads magazines anymore?”
I do, dear readers. I DO!!
Books, too. Lots and lots and lots of books and the newspaper. And I use…..a dictionary when I need to know the meaning of a word. I use the ones that are bound and have a hard cover and have that awesome old-book smell that I breathe in when I visit the library.
I’m also very anti-text, and I rarely answer my cell when I remember to turn it on.
I know, right? It’s not like I look and/or act like I’m 100 years old. Hello, I just got carded last week. Honest. Ask the husband.
I guess there’s a bit of old-fashioned inside of me.
Or I’m just fabulous and stuck in the wrong time period. Although, watching the women do their thang on “Mad Men” makes me appreciate all gals of a certain age.
Anyway, Gourmet’s been around for 70 years.
Not too shabby.
But my delusional self always thought I’d be reading Gourmet for 70 years. Whenever I make something from the mag I feel so accomplished. And I so enjoyed reading the articles about food trends, politics, techniques, ingredients while blocking out Comcast SportsNet and enjoying a bottle of wine. The photography was gorgeous. The tips were fantastic.
Le sigh. Fortunately, many recipes will live on at Epicurious.com.
One of my favorite recipes, Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake with Buttermilk Icing , has a fond place in my Jersey Girl heart. I made this for my inlaws for Thanksgiving 2005. It was AWESOME. I hope you are able to give it a try.
And fortunately, I saved the Christmas editions of Gourmet from years past. So, I guess I’ll be digging into my archives for this year’s baking.