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Farewell, Gourmet: A Look Back at Ten Tasty Covers


“Stopped to buy sandwich (no time to eat today),” Twittered former Gourmeteditor-in-chief Ruth Reichl from the Newark airport on Wednesday afternoon. “And the woman behind the counter said, ‘I’m so sorry; this one’s on me.'” We’ll have the rest of our lives to look back in hunger at Gourmet, the 68-year-old Conde Nast title that was shuttered on Monday along with CookieElegant Bride, and Modern Bride (fear not, brides, there’s still Brides), but we thought we’d take this opportunity to remember some of our favorite covers. First up, the last cover (at left, October 2009), a blood-red candy apple with a wooden stake through its heart—OK, maybe we’re projecting. And at right, the March 2009 cover that imparted a humble sandwich with the dreamy grandure of a Richard Misrach beach photo.

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