The New York Times broke the news in a blog today that Gourmet magazine, famously edited by Ruth Reichl after her stint as the restaurant critic for the Gray Lady and infamously closed down by its parent company Condé Nast, is back.
Unfortunately, you'll need an iPad to view it. The company is
resurrecting the brand as Gourmet Live, which will feature the usual
food-geek content, social media plug-ins (like the ones above every one
of our posts, hint hint) and 4sq-style check-ins. (“I'm at Fauchon
spending euros as were they grains of sand!”)
The application, which launches this autumn, will reportedly be free.
Perhaps Condé Nast have learned from the idiotic $4.99 cost of each
issue of Wired.