We're frustrated and saddened by the closing of Gourmet magazine. As we've said on Sassy Radish, Pithy and Cleaver, and In Jennie's Kitchen, it was more to us than just a magazine. It's tied up in our food memories, it encouraged us to think about where our food came from, and it was instrumental in our development as cooks and people. And so, as Jen has written, we're tipping our hats. As Olga has said, we're cooking to keep Gourmet's memory and spirit alive. (By the way, this project is not associated or endorsed by Gourmet, Epicurious, or Conde Nast, and Gourmet and Epicurious are the property of Conde Nast Publications.)
Gourmet, unbound is a collaborative project celebrating Gourmet magazine's 68 years of food knowledge. Every month, participating bloggers will cook, adapt, and write about a Gourmet recipe from that month's issue of any year of the magazine. We'll begin December 1 with all of your favorites (new and old) from past December issues of Gourmet. Submit a direct link to your post, along with a photo if you wish, and come back to see how others fared! We'll post a roundup here of all the participating posts (and a featured post or two.)
We hope you'll join us every month to celebrate Gourmet, explore old Gourmet recipes from every season season, revive family favorites from the magazine, and share your memories and thoughts.