It’s a sign of the times. Gourmet, the quintessential foodie digest that died last October, has suddenly been revived, thanks to a new iPad application called Gourmet Live. The free app will be available this fall and will give users premium access to recipes, food essays and tons of delicious photos. In the spirit of new media communities (read: minutiae swapfests), the app will also allow users to share articles via Facebook and Twitter, as well as tag favourites and access popularity rankings.
Recipe Web sites have been around for a while, but it’s good to see the media is catching up to the on-line culinary movement. We still won’t be trying many of the recipes—except on Sundays, when we have six hours to braise pork—but that rhubarb and apricot bread pudding will look mighty good as wallpaper.