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VOTE Vintage: 1974 Gourmet Magazine Picture Show!


YOW! Do I have a luscious picture party for you, INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! Gourmet magazine’s present mingles with its past. Celebrate Gourmet Live, Gourmet magazine’s new app, by voting on your favorite vintage Gourmet magazine food picture!

Gourmet Magazine, October 1974 Cover Picture - Dresses & AppetizersIn October 2009, stuffing lovers daydreamed about thanksgiving recipes, responsible Samaritans were holiday shopping, and Gourmet magazine was distributing their November issue, which happened to be their last.

Or so we thought.

Fast forward a food year and we now have Gourmet Live, an online app filled with Gourmet magazine’s videos, recipes and articles, and Gourmet Quick Kitchen, a special edition of Gourmet magazine with 81 pages of quick, beautiful and easy recipes. Friends, if this isn’t a reason to shriek with joy I don’t know what is. In honor of Gourmet magazine’s future, let’s celebrate with Gourmet ‘s past.

While you were playing hopscotch, running for the ice cream truck, protesting and tree hugging, Gourmet magazine was making silver dollar pancakes with bacon twists, Indian fried bread, and rustic sausage puffs famous. And selling it for seventy-five cents. Go back in time with this Vintage Gourmet Magazine Picture Show, circa 1974, and tell me which gourmet classic you crave.

Come back next week for a 1976 Gourmet Magazine Picture Party!

Welcome Back, Gourmet!

Vote Vintage: Gourmet Magazine 1974 - Dresses & Appetizers

Copy editing and art direction by Muhammad Chughtai

8 Comments leave one →
  1. SVN Cooks permalink
    10 pm

    The clam pasta with peppercorns has my vote. This is tremendous! I tried to download the Gourmet Live app but had some trouble. Great way to go back in time.

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      @ SVN Cooks,
      Seafood pasta is addictive. Glad you enjoyed your Gourmet time travel.

      Love, Peace and Pasta a la ’74,
      Brandon Maya

  2. 10 pm

    It’s so interesting to notice the differences that magazines have now as compared to back then. Quality. That’s what immediately jumps out to me.

    I can’t judge quality of paper, etc. but text, pictures, layout look very elegant. What about content wise? Would you say the old stuff’s better? What do you notice when you read them?

    Also, I really like the Lime Sorbet! That gets my vote!

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Hi, Mumu,
      Food magazines we a lot fancier in 1974. And the lime sorbet is a delicious choice.

      Love, Peace and 74 desserts,
      Brandon Maya

  3. bet365 permalink
    10 am

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    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 pm

      Chow, Bet365,
      I’m glad you stumbled on this post. These vintage Gourmet magazines are a gem. I can’t wait to show you more next week. Let me know if you have a favorite picture.

      Love, Peace and Milan,
      Brandon Maya

  4. nasir Ali permalink
    10 pm

    for jobs

    • brandon maya permalink*
      10 am

      @ Nasir Ali
      for jobs… in food 🙂

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