One of a Kind

Paying tribute to Gourmet magazine.

André Baranowski

Since we heard the news in October that Gourmet was ceasing publication after 68 years, we've mourned along with the rest of the food world. Over the years, SAVEUR and Gourmet have shared many writers and even swapped a few editors, and we've been driven by the same mission: to publish unforgettable stories about the world of cuisine. And yet, Gourmet's absence leaves a hole no other publication could fill. Starting in 1941, Gourmet invited readers to see cooking as an imaginative and intellectual pursuit. Through the words of M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard, and other great writers, we gained a deeper understanding of what it means to eat. Gourmet has been the benchmark for all food publications; its archive remains an invaluable resource. Still, it's hard to believe that someone won't find a way to bring Gourmet back. Until then, we wait with hungry minds.