We hear former Gourmet editor in chief Ruth Reichl is staffing up a food spin-off of Gilt Groupe, the luxury discount retailer Web site. The project remains in stealth mode, but one might expect the site to look like the Gilt MANual blog, which pairs original lifestyle content with links to Gilt Groupe’s men’s wear Read More
Memories, Gourmet Live
This morning former Gourmet editor Ruth Reichl remembered the one-year anniversary of the day her magazine closed. “Foggy, melancholy morning,” she wrote on Twitter. “Gourmet’s end one year today. Fat fluffy pancakes, drizzled maple syrup, crisp smoky Benton’s bacon. Full.”
Last year around this time, Ms. Reichl gave a few interviews to Read More
Ad Sales, Creative License
On Sunday afternoon, Carol Smith was thinking about what to order for lunch, but she already knew. She was sitting on the booth side of a table facing the center of the dining room that was set up in Avery Fisher Hall for Fashion Week. The space was called the Bon Appétit Café, and it Read More
Sports Illustrated joins Time magazine today as the first Time Inc. titles to have iPad applications.
Both apps are priced at $4.99, to compete with Wired. But Wired is dropping the price of its app to $3.99 for customers who purchased the first issue. Neither publisher has decided on subscription pricing for the iPad yet. Read More
Conde Nast is bringing Gourmet back in the form of an app.
It’s an experiment for Conde Nast: They’ll take a magazine they folded (because they said it lost too much money) and replace the printed product and the employees they laid off there with a big internet community. And the Gourmet archives.
The “Gourmet Read More
America's Next Top Magazine
Condé Nast is teaming up with parent company Adavance Publication’s Parade magazine on a new product to be launched in the fall — Dash magazine, which will run as an insert in 100 newspapers around the country starting in November. Dash will also have an online component that will launch in September.
The launch comes Read More
In January 2009, a Condé Nast publisher spoke with The Observer about how the company should split resources between Bon Appetit and Gourmet.
“As companies across all industries streamline redundancies, you’ve got Bon Ap and Gourmet, and which has the stronger name? Gourmet, clearly,” the publisher said. “As a brand you want Gourmet. It’s Read More
So what happens to an editrix after Si Newhouse shuts down her magazine?
Dominique Browning wrote in The Times Magazine last weekend that her life went into a free fall after House & Garden was shuttered in 2007. She details how she spent much of her time in pajamas, how she thought about death, how Read More
Ruth Reichl spoke with Leonard Lopate on WNYC, addressing the fate of print and, of course, the final days of Gourmet. Ms. Reichl, who edited the revered food magazine for 10 years before it folded in October, reiterated the shock she’s discussed in previous interviews (“It was a done deal”), Read More
The end of Gourmet was not bad for everyone: It was not bad for the the culinary collection at NYU’s Fales Library, for example. Fales has used a $14,000 gift from cookbook author Roseanne Gold to purchase the late magazine’s 3,500 research cookbooks, The Times reports.
“I got on Read More