I've moved past my denial. Hand-whipped cream through my anger. Bargained with the fates for the return of Gourmet. Eaten whole pints of dulce de leche Haagen-Dazs in my depression and have finally arrived at the acceptance. Gourmet is gone.
While I subscribe(d) to both, Gourmet and Bon Appetit, I honestly have never given Bon Appetit as good and thorough a read as I always do with Gourmet (typically pulling the tattered copies from my purse a month later when a fresh and shiny copy arrived in my mailbox).
This article is from the Los Angeles Times about the editor of Bon Appetit, Barbara Fairchild. While not overly in-depth, it is nice to know a little bit about Ms. Fairchild, seeing as I've read all of Ruth Reichl's books and feeling a special kinship to her.
Just from the brief article, I like Barbara Fairchild a little more than I have in the past when reading her editor's letter at the beginning of every issue.
Perhaps Bon App will replace Gourmet as the tattered food mag always in my purse. Perhaps.