So, fans and mourners of the beloved and departed Gourmet magazine are going to get an opportunity to have their magazine back. Sort of.
Gourmet Quick Kitchen hits newsstands on September 7, and it's basically an edited collection of recipes from Gourmet's archives. All the recipes, as indicated by the title, are fast and convenient.
The good news is that it's edited by Gourmet veteran Kemp Minifie. The bad news, is, well — no new content. What do you think — will you pick up Gourmet Quick Kitchen when it hits the stands?
Here's a snippet from the press release:
We are delighted to gather 81 of our most memorable simple dishes together for the first time in this special edition of Gourmet Quick Kitchen. It's a collection of some of our best-loved, down-to-earth recipes--dishes for those of us who take pleasure in cooking but also want to eat at a reasonable hour on busy weeknights or host a dinner party without committing to a day at the stove. We've got timesaving strategies (most recipes take only 30 minutes or less!), make-ahead shortcuts, test-kitchen tips and techniques, plus plenty of satisfying vegetarian meals, kid-friendly favorites, light and healthy dinners, and a few dishes requiring no cooking at all. Finally, since we have a hunch that these are recipes you, too, will make over and over again, we've created eight different menus--complete with wine pairings--that make meal planning and low-key entertaining a snap.
While chances are good that we'll love these recipes too, we're a little sad to see the Gourmet brand homogenized into something that looks like everything else on the newsstands today. (Fast! Quick! Convenient! Easy! A snap!)
What do you think? Will you pick this up?
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