Latest in ‘Gourmet’ Post-Mortem: It Wasn’t Just For the Finicky Elite


Since news hit of Gourmet‘s untimely demise, there’s been plenty of sniping to go along with the mourning — though the magazine’s gone, charges of foodie elitism continue to fester, and will undoubtedly do so for a long while. But an article today in Salon argues that the magazine was for the “young and scrappy,” too; for every $700 dinner at Per Se, there were stories about everything from the plight of tomato laborers to the world of restaurant valets. And how many other food mag editors would parade around in Gene Simmons drag?

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 7, 2009

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