Have you heard? Conde Nast announced earlier this month that they were closing Gourmet magazine and 3 other publications immediately. Conde Nast has decided to focus on publications with more long-term sustainability and broader appeal. While Gourmet's name says it all. Gourmet, elite, expensive. And in the current economy none of these are good, so the long running magazine is being closed. I will especially miss the Politics of Plate articles by Barry Estabrook.