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Bloodbath at Conde Nast; 4 mags axed
New York Post ^ | 100509 | KEITH J. KELLY

Posted on 10/05/2009 3:53:44 PM PDT by Artemis Webb

Conde Nast CEO Charles Townsend said Monday he was shutting down four magazines, including the awarding winning Gourmet, parenthood title Cookie and two of the company’s bridal magazines, Modern Bride and Elegant Bride.

It was the biggest one-day bloodbath in the publishing company’s 100-year history. Hundreds of people will be tossed out of work.

The company said it would keep the Gourmet cookbooks and television programming but shut the monthly magazine. Bride’s, the last surviving bridal book, will move to monthly from six times a year.

Industry sources had estimated that Conde Nast could lose $200 million this year.

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KEYWORDS: condenast; liberalmedia; publishing
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Gourmet bites the dust. What the heck do I do if I need to flip through endless pages of paper for a good chutney recipe??
1 posted on 10/05/2009 3:53:45 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Artemis Webb

Hope & Change wiping out publishing industry but Hussein was their boy.


2 posted on 10/05/2009 3:55:40 PM PDT by Frantzie (Do we want ACORN running America's health care?)
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To: Artemis Webb

Obama’s fault.


3 posted on 10/05/2009 3:55:41 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Artemis Webb
There's still Chutney Illustrated and Condiments Monthly?
4 posted on 10/05/2009 3:56:08 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: Artemis Webb

Were these widely circulated magazines? I don’t believe I had ever heard of any of them....


5 posted on 10/05/2009 3:56:19 PM PDT by alloysteel (....the Kennedys can be regarded as dysfunctional. Even in death.)
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To: Artemis Webb
What the heck do I do if I need to flip through endless pages of paper for a good chutney recipe??

I thought that was what Google was for.

6 posted on 10/05/2009 3:56:25 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Gourmet used to be a fine magazine. But eventually it just became an arrogant listing of snooty restaurants and complex recipes that normal people wouldn't bother with.

Like the New Yorker, it's a magazine to put on your coffee table so that visitors know that they aren't as cool as you.

7 posted on 10/05/2009 3:57:10 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: alloysteel
What the heck do I do if I need to flip through endless pages of paper for a good chutney recipe??

Well, when was the last time you were a bride?

8 posted on 10/05/2009 3:57:38 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Artemis Webb

That’s what we have Cooks Illustrated for.


9 posted on 10/05/2009 3:58:08 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I just hit foodnetwork.com for a sea bass recipe to use with some corvina I bought. This highlights why this sort of thing is happening.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 3:59:05 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: alloysteel
This is how is should have looked.

Were these widely circulated magazines? I don’t believe I had ever heard of any of them....

Well when was the last time you were a bride?

11 posted on 10/05/2009 3:59:06 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: Artemis Webb

What about Guns and Sandwiches? - I just renewed my subscription :>)


12 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:05 PM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Artemis Webb

I remember a comedian making jokes about Bride’s magazines...its the woman that snags the men. How many magazines are dedicated to men’s marriage? ...crickets chirping....


13 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:36 PM PDT by vetvetdoug (FUBO, a fashion statement for conservatives.)
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To: abb

deathwatch has deaths!! we now have dinosaur media deaths to report


14 posted on 10/05/2009 4:00:49 PM PDT by GeronL (California : bankrupt ideas from bankrupt people from a bankrupt state now bankrupting America)
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To: Artemis Webb

I’ve long been baffled by the survival of various Bride magazines.


15 posted on 10/05/2009 4:01:59 PM PDT by utahagen
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To: Artemis Webb

I am heartbroken over the death of Gourmet.


16 posted on 10/05/2009 4:03:21 PM PDT by GiovannaNicoletta
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To: Artemis Webb
Reminiscent of Lennon's assertion that Elvis died when he went in the army, Gourmet died when that PC-obsessed former NY Slimes food critic Ruth Reichl became editor. Crap sandwiches would have tasted better than the food she championed...
17 posted on 10/05/2009 4:03:25 PM PDT by Jagman (I love that the FR spell checker doesn't recognize Obama's name!)
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To: Artemis Webb
What the heck do I do if I need to flip through endless pages of paper for a good chutney recipe??
Head out to the "library" for back issues.

18 posted on 10/05/2009 4:04:14 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: utahagen
The secret is you're always serving a brand new audience.
19 posted on 10/05/2009 4:05:18 PM PDT by Jagman (I love that the FR spell checker doesn't recognize Obama's name!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
That’s what we have Cooks Illustrated for

Here's one now!


20 posted on 10/05/2009 4:05:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Artemis Webb

Hope & Change in action.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzpc1o0Y5-U&feature=related


21 posted on 10/05/2009 4:07:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (Obamba, Reid, Pelosi, the socialist triad.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Go to epicurious.com. It has all recipes from Gourmet and Bon Appetit.


22 posted on 10/05/2009 4:08:15 PM PDT by Buck W. (The President of the United States IS named Schickelgruber...)
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To: GiovannaNicoletta
I can see Frasier saddened by the demise of Gourmet and Niles snubbing him for it.
23 posted on 10/05/2009 4:08:16 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Artemis Webb

If something I see on Food Network or at a restaurant really appeals to me, I just do a Google (actually, Scroogle) search. You can find sites dedicated to types of food from shrimp to soups. Who needs to buy a magazine for ideas? If you want a recipe or some ideas look online...


24 posted on 10/05/2009 4:08:36 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When the riders outnumber those doing the pulling, the cart stops moving. My arms ache...yours too?)
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To: Artemis Webb
Please Conde Nast, do NOT shut down Wired Magazine. I really enjoy the print layout and the portability. I would hate having Wired only as a website.

ZiffDavis killed my PC Magazine and I'm still upset about that too!

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25 posted on 10/05/2009 4:12:11 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“Gourmet used to be a fine magazine. But eventually it just became an arrogant listing of snooty restaurants and complex recipes that normal people wouldn’t bother with.”

Ding! We have a winner. Gourmet blew for actual cooking info.


26 posted on 10/05/2009 4:12:55 PM PDT by Rebelbase (This is the time of year when ACORNS fall.)
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To: Incorrigible

Wired is on the forbidden list of FR. I assume they sent JimRob a nice little “Cease and Desist or we’ll sue you” letter.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1111944/posts


27 posted on 10/05/2009 4:16:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: freedumb2003

I love pie!


28 posted on 10/05/2009 4:17:55 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could be Farts)
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To: utahagen
I’ve long been baffled by the survival of various Bride magazines.

I have been baffled as to why someone would want a subscription to a bridal magazine.

29 posted on 10/05/2009 4:20:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Artemis Webb

This just clears the way for the quadruple issue of ‘Hope & Change Monthly’.


30 posted on 10/05/2009 4:25:42 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Conde Nast CEO Charles Townsend said Monday he was shutting down four magazines, including ...Modern Bride and Elegant Bride.


There's just no market for "Elegant Bride" any more.


31 posted on 10/05/2009 4:25:57 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("I apologize to hookers for having associated them with the House of Representatives.--Jim Traficant)
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To: nickcarraway

Cheney Illustrated and Condi Monthly?


32 posted on 10/05/2009 4:27:19 PM PDT by rlmorel (Obama, The Flatulence of One Thousand Black Dogs After Eating Boiled Eggs Be Upon Him...)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Like the New Yorker, it's a magazine to put on your coffee table so that visitors know that they aren't as cool as you.

I thought that my 11 year old MacBook running Debian was for that.

33 posted on 10/05/2009 4:27:54 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: Artemis Webb

Yes, I know. But just like the Wham songs that show up in my MP3 playlist, it’s an indulgence!


34 posted on 10/05/2009 4:28:18 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: Frantzie

Does the Kenyan have 200 shovel-ready jobs for the Conde Nast liberals who will be getting the boot?


35 posted on 10/05/2009 4:30:20 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Artemis Webb

I called Conde Nast up today to read them the riot act over canceling Gourmet. It was founded in 1940.


36 posted on 10/05/2009 4:32:25 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: nickcarraway

Classic Bike is more my taste.


37 posted on 10/05/2009 4:34:19 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: Artemis Webb

No more Modern Bride? It’s a rite of passage for girls getting married... sigh. But I guess you can now watch Bridezilla for fashion and etiquette tips.


38 posted on 10/05/2009 4:34:33 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Albion Wilde

Yeah. The armed chick at the top is smoking.


39 posted on 10/05/2009 4:38:07 PM PDT by OpeEdMunkey (Eat right...exercise...die anyway.)
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To: Artemis Webb
The very talented Sara Moulton is Executive Chef at Gourmet magazine.


40 posted on 10/05/2009 4:46:48 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: Artemis Webb

IMHO Gourmet was about 10 years past it’s prime. I love cooking but some of the recipes in that magzine assumed everyone lived within 5 miles of multiple specialty shops othrwise you couldn’t find the ingredients.


41 posted on 10/05/2009 4:52:01 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba
Exactly. Gourmet magazine recipes used too many exotic ingredients, probably so the snobs could feel that they were getting something exclusive.
42 posted on 10/05/2009 5:03:52 PM PDT by iowamark (certified by Michael Steele as "ugly and incendiary")
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To: LostInBayport

“Who needs to buy a magazine for ideas? If you want a recipe or some ideas look online...”

Some of us like holding something portable and attractive in our hands which we can read while the kids are at soccer practice and clip and save recipe ideas... Sometimes it’s all about happening across a particular recipe idea in a magazine by chance, perhaps intrigued by a photo or article, whereas when you get a recipe online it’s often done by searching for a particular food.

Similarly, I can relax with a cookbook and page through it and mark recipes with Post-its, and you just don’t get the same thing doing a Google search. I love the online world and Google, but it doesn’t eliminate magazines or books.

I really liked Gourmet’s photography and I particularly enjoyed Ruth Reichl’s editor’s column in each issue.


43 posted on 10/05/2009 5:08:17 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: iowamark

Thy are still publishing Bona Appettie so if you want something similar without the exotic stuff get it. The Food Network is also now publishing a magazine that I’ve found I really like. Can’t beat it for onlu$10 a year!


44 posted on 10/05/2009 5:13:37 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: utahagen

Lots of Wedding planners out there that use them!


45 posted on 10/05/2009 5:14:24 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: chris_bdba

OPPPSSS that should be Bon Appetit


46 posted on 10/05/2009 5:16:43 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Artemis Webb
What the heck do I do if I need to flip through endless pages of paper for a good chutney recipe??

LOL! Try getting a life instead.

47 posted on 10/05/2009 5:21:59 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard (Truth--The liberal's Kryptonite)
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To: Artemis Webb
Used to read Gourmet. These days I rarely even look at our cookbooks. I just do a web search on strings like perfect apple pie. (That pie two weeks ago was the best fruit pie I had ever baked and among the top few apple pies I've had in 50 years.)

Restaurant articles and chef interviews and such are all over the web.

48 posted on 10/05/2009 5:23:09 PM PDT by jimfree (Freep and ye shall find! - I am Joe Wilson.)
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To: freedumb2003

Now THAT’S tasty!


49 posted on 10/05/2009 5:24:35 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: iowamark

That’s too bad, I like Sara Moulton’s recipes.

She used to be on Food Network ‘til they decided to stop featuring shows about food (except for Alton Brown) and canned her and Mario batali.

Ed


50 posted on 10/05/2009 5:28:04 PM PDT by Sir_Ed
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