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Gourmet Magazine Questions

alkapal Nov 5, 2009 06:01 PM

1. If Gourmet is being discontinued as a publication, why did I get my November 2009 issue with an accompanying sheet urging me to "Give the gift of Gourmet" for $4 a pop?

2. Why is there no mention in Reichl's editorial page of the magazine's fate?

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  1. ms. clicquot RE: alkapal Nov 5, 2009 06:06 PM

    Others may have more information but I was under the impression that the axe came so suddenly that the November issue had already gone to press so there was no time to tie up loose ends.

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    1. re: ms. clicquot
      Divamac RE: ms. clicquot Nov 5, 2009 07:57 PM

      Yes, that is exactly what happened.

    2. Withnail42 RE: alkapal Nov 6, 2009 04:23 AM

      They were essentially given what amounted to an immediate cease an desist order. They then 48 hours to clear out their offices and vacate the building.

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      1. re: Withnail42
        alkapal RE: Withnail42 Nov 6, 2009 04:43 AM

        wow, that's startling! what's the story? i mean, that is how one treats white collar perps!

      2. lynnlato RE: alkapal Nov 6, 2009 04:43 AM

        Ruth Reichl did an interview with Terry Gross on NPR last week. She said she had no advanced knowledge and was extremely sad by the sudde announcement. She said she would of put together a completely different Nov. issue and would of written a much different Editor's letter. Here's a link to the interview:


        I just renewed my subscription - does anyone know whether they will be refunding recent renewal payments?

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          ms. clicquot RE: lynnlato Nov 6, 2009 04:46 AM

          I believe you will now be receiving issues of Bon Appetit.

          1. re: lynnlato
            LindaWhit RE: lynnlato Nov 6, 2009 04:47 AM

            lynn, someone in this very long thread said they finally got through to C/S - http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/657108 Sounds like your subscription moves over to Bon Appetit, unless you specifically request a refund.

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