Shock is sweeping the food world this morning along with the news that the November issue of Gourmet Magazine will be its last. It has been rumored for some time that Condé Nast was suffering a decline in ad pages and would be shutting down one of its food titles -- but most assumed Bon Appétit, not Gourmet, would be the one to go. The latter, after all, has been around since 1940, is the grand dame of food mags, and is helmed by the prominent and popular Ruth Reichl -- who is generally credited for having brought the magazine back to the top of its class.
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Followers of the national food scene will mourn this major loss, although it doesn't affect specific coverage of South Florida very much -- Gourmet Magazine, like other national food publications, didn't really pay much attention to Miami, although it did recently run an interesting piece on our street food vendors. Still, losing Gourmet is gonna hurt.