On Tuesday, Condé Nast announced the restoration of Gourmet magazine, a publication the company was forced to discontinue last October, as an iPad application called Gourmet Live. The free application will be released in the fourth quarter of this year.
Gourmet Live will feature the print magazine's massive collection of recipes, food essays, and photographs, along with new content and forms of multimedia.
Because many home cooks now share recipes and interact with other cooks through online communities, Condé Nast has partnered with Activate, a consulting firm focused on media and technology. Consequently, users will be able to share articles through social media, tag articles as favorites, and, eventually, access restaurant reviews and recommendations.
Condé Nast CEO Chuck Townsend said he hopes the application attracts a young, Web-savvy crowd, as well as Gourmet's lifelong audience.