2015 Gift Guide: Vintage Gourmets

December 2, 2015

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One of the best presents I’ve gotten this year was a carton of vintage Gourmet Magazines, sent to me by the wonderful Mclean and Eakin Bookstore in Petoskey, Michigan.  I’ve had so much fun poring through these old issues!

Last month, when a friend was celebrating a birthday, I wanted to give her the issue from her birth month. But I hesitated; I hated parting with a single issue. Still, it seemed like such a perfect present that in the end I wrapped it up. The issue made her so happy I was glad I had.

I was even happier when I discovered this site, which has issues going back to the forties listed month by month. You can also try Ebay, where the issues are less expensive but more sporadic.

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  • Julie norcross says:

    No need to publish the following, Ruth.
    I’m just very happy that you find my mother’s early/ancient Gourmets a treat. It’s obvious to me that you are just having a ball with them and I grin every time I
    see another reference to an issue

    The writing is splendid, I think.
    Articles and essays of history, food and travel rival the New Yorker …(.of which I’ve also many , many copies!)
    Now, a thank you for coming to our little bookstore, Mclean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey.
    Finding us and getting to us is not an easy achievementfor anyone. We are indebted to you for coming.
    Hope to be in Vero Beach this winter for your talk.
    Wishes for wonderful holidays, Ruth.

    Julie Norcross