The past few issues of Gourmet have seemed to me to be a bit less on the icky-poo side, with some decent recipes.
Was looking through the December issue last night and found the Christmas cookie recipes to be so too-too ("geometric" cookies, wtf?) - I am a maniac baker but did not find any of the recipes in the least interesting.
There are also several extremely annoying advertising inserts printed on heavy stock which make it unpleasant to read the magazine.
Come on guys, have some consideration for your audience!