Well there have been lots of news and comments from lots of people, blogs, writers, foodies, cooks, and me.
Gourmet Magazine is closing shop. Adios, Finito, Done, Goodbye, Sayonara, Dosvedanya!
As far as I am concerned that's OK with me.
When we were schlepping stuff down here from our home in Northern California, one of the things I carted down was boxes upon boxes of magazines that I had skimmed through and saved for some reason.
I know, I would refer to them, get recipes, ideas.......
I guess it's my immigrant mentality passed on by my parents and grand parents not to toss out perfectly good magazines and books.
So seeing that Gourmet was kaput, made me think of why I stopped subscribing to lots of magazines.
First of all they are now expensive.
Second of all there are really no new ideas.
Nothing new, nada, nope, nothing.
Let me give you an example.
Every November on every cover, each year has a turkey on it.
Every December every cover has Christmas cookies.
Every July it's either a BBQ or Grilling hot dogs and hamburger edition.
Oh, I forgot the comfort food edition in the fall........
So, really all you need is one years worth and you have enough to last you forever!
Anyway, I no longer subscribe to the plethora of magazines, since first of all they are expensive, postage and delivery is haphazard and anything I may ever want to figure out that is not in my library of cook books would be on the Internet.
So long Gourmet, next will be Bon Appetit, National Geographic, (how many free maps do you need anyway?)
I have reduced my intake of magazines dramatically over the last several years and will continue to do so. I think I am down to about two or maybe three a month now.
Besides, I want to do my part in saving trees........( doesn't that sound environmentally responsible?)
And I no longer have to hang around the magazine racks at Sanborns anymore either.