CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER

A Celebration of Gourmet Magazine

 After 70 years, Gourmet magazine ceased publication in October by order of its parent company, Conde Nast. While the decision to cut the magazine that long set the standard for epicurean living – with its heavily-tested recipes, expert food photography, and rich writing – was much discussed, KCRW’s Evan Kleiman joined Zócalo to have a different sort of conversation, as she joined former Gourmet editors Ruth Reichl and Laurie Ochoa and former Gourmet writer Jonathan Gold.“This is a wonderful, homey reunion,” she said, “and an opportunity to have a conversation about things you maybe didn’t hear discussed.”Kleiman, Reichl, Ochoa and Gold recalled the magazine they came to when they arrived in the 1990s, the ways they transformed it, and the way it transformed the way Americans see food.Judge by the coverWhen Gourmet recruited Reichl to become editor, she explained, “I …