The empty cubicles at the now-defunct Gourmet sure did mark the end of an era. Yet there's at least one silver lining to the magazine's sad ending. Gourmet's exhaustive cookbook collection has found a safe haven at New York University's Fales Library.
According to Fales Library director Marvin J. Taylor, cookbook author Rozanne Gold gave NYU $14,000 to purchase the publication's exhaustive cookbook collection from Condé Nast. The cookbooks will become part of the library's large culinary book collection, which contains about 20,000 volumes on food.
The books will be transported to the library later this week in about 500 boxes. I'm happy to hear that the Gourmet cookbook collection will live on. How about you?