Conde Nast Pulls Plug On Gourmet

It's bad news Monday in the foodie-verse. The New York Times Media Decoder reports that Condé Nast will stop publishing Gourmet magazine after 68 years. Boooo!

Gawker has the internal memo about the Condé closures, which also hit Modern Bride and Cookie, including this regarding Gourmet:
Gourmet magazine will cease monthly publication, but we will remain committed to the brand, retaining Gourmet's book publishing and television programming, and Gourmet recipes on We will concentrate our publishing activities in the epicurean category on Bon Appétit.
Gourmet was the first magazine I subscribed to when I left home, long before I knew I wanted to be a food writer. A sad day indeed.