(Above photo taken at Delancey. If you're in Seattle and haven't been, what are you waiting for?)
By now I'm sure most of you are aware of the demise of Gourmet, announced early last week. I'm still saddened by the news. I'll miss the photography, the great recipes... If you haven't already, consider perusing and printing out some of the 'on line exclusives' while the website is still available. I spent some time yesterday morning looking through them, and some of the older MFK Fisher pieces. If you haven't seen this one (originally published in 1948) -- An Alphabet for Gourmets (via Viv) -- it is definitely worth a read; I printed it out.
An interesting debate has arisen in the aftermath. If you're interested, first read this Op-Ed piece by Christopher Kimball, then this well-crafted response.