When Gourmet collapsed earlier this year, the food cognoscenti, mourning the end of a culinary institution, immediately began waxing nostalgic, revisiting the first-ever edition of Gourmet, and taking a look back in time at the magazine's covers. Well, for those who are still feeling twinges of regret, or are in need of gift ideas: Condé Nast has responded by offering limited issues of Gourmet through its online store.
For $50, Gourmet enthusiasts can get a five-issue collection of the glossy's grilling, travel, Thanksgiving, holiday cookie, or restaurant guide issues, respectively. A special issue collection and a set of five magazines from Gourmet's final year in print is also offered. The idea is great, but $10 an issue? Considering some of the same magazines are going for $5 or less on eBay, this doesn't seem like such a great price. Would you buy Gourmet online?