From Ruth Reichl's Twitter account: "Thank you all SO much for this outpouring of support. It means a lot. ... We're all stunned and sad..... Dishes done. All gone. Great gathering at the house tonight. I so love the people I've worked with at Gourmet. Hard to believe it's over."
Slate's take: How Conde Nast Is Like General Motors - The Magazine Empire as Car Wreck
New York Magazine asked a bunch of famousy chefs what they thought about Gourmet's demise. "Gourmet was not the Bible but people read it," noted one of the chefs. "But the world changes. It's big and sad news."
From Time Out New York, a cris de coeur about "where we go from here."
A great slide show about Gourmet at the Daily Beast. I especially like this cover: