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post #1 of 10
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Have any of you read through the latest Gourmet? The cover caught my eye so I picked it up at the grocery.....frankly it's been a dog for awhile and I had not renewed my subscription. Looks like their getting back some of the goodshtuff that came when Ruth Riechl first signed on.....

Articles that are NOT cheesy television handful recipes that all look the same.

Urban gardens, banana groves in Costa Rica and the environmental issues, even the recipes for the family reunion are good ones.....good job. Finally nice to see them back away from the bottom.....umpteen years ago Gourmet was the foodies read. Time it got back some depth of character.
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post #2 of 10
I agree. I subscribed about 3 or 4 months ago after about 6 or 8 years without. It's definately better and I'm glad.

Tony
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Okay I'll take a peek. I like looking back at the old copies from days gone by. Back in the days when people started to read about and eat "the good life". I picked up a hard bound collection of 2 consecutive years of Gourmet from back in the 60's. That is a really fun read. But you're right over the years it changed. Frankly I thought it just lost its personality.
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My latest musical venture!
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http://www.myspace.com/popshowband "I'm at the age when food has taken the place of sex in my life. In fact I've just had a mirror put over my kitchen table." Rodney Dangerfield RIP
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I can be persuaded to return. The biggest problem is those stupid self check-out. There is no time to peruse the rags.

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post #5 of 10
I get it for free thru work... I like it better than bon appetit or food and wine sometimes... especially when they do an issue featuring a city... The Montreal and London issues were awesome, I read threw em at least twice... Had some real good info that I found useful about Montreal, havent yet made it to London though
post #6 of 10
I thought the Montreal issue was good too.

Tony
post #7 of 10
Look up Cuisine Magazine from New Zealand on Google. That ,by far is the best foodie magazine in print! You'll flip out!
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I have really enjoyed this month's issue, especially Anthony Bourdain's review of Miami restaurants, in particular, his pretty scathing review of Afterglo.

An adept discription of any place that takes itself so seriously as to name their salads with titles such as "Way to Glo", "A beautiful Mind", and "Sing Like No One is Listening." While that review had me laughing and deploring the state of many "hip" restaurants, his other reviews of out of the way, hole in the wall, ethnic places had me salivating and trying to figure out how to get to Miami to check those places out.
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post #9 of 10
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Like Gourmet articles of old....back in the day food writers could take you to their world.....for so many years now cooking magazines have been mass advertising which include "nothing of substance recipes". I can remember reading about New Orleans and KNOWING that it would be a place that would thrill my soul. Or cutting out articles from Flo Braker on mini pasties or how to make herb/berry viniagers, or baking bread with levan, or Vietnamese food prepared by a cooking school teacher....they were clear, concise and interesting. My dad gave me a subscription to Gourmet when I was 12-13 years old, I read it cover to cover every month....it was respite when as a new bride fresh out of cooking in a French Restaurant I moved to a town of 10,000 in the middle of western La. read into that NO cajun, NO seafood per se, NO interesting restaurants, middle of NOWHERE.
It's good to see it pulled back from commercial dregs into something worth reading again. It's still in substantial appetizer catagory but I'm waiting for them to start serving entrees.
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If you want to look at the most recent stuff Gourmet Magazine has to offer, check out this site: http://www.epicurious.com/services/rss/summary.
It has RSS reader feeds that link directly to My Yahoo or other sources.
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