Good Food 40th anniversary: New guide & monthly magazine

• Trudi Jenkins again overseeing new food magazine launch

Nine Publishing’s Good Food brand is set to celebrate the 40th year of the Good Food Guide Awards with the launch of a new glossy magazine.

Good Food magazine will be inserted into The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on the first Friday of every month, beginning October 4, 2019. Tuesday’s newsprint section will remain.

“Good Food is the most revered food brand in Australia, with an extremely loyal and engaged readership, and we are thrilled to expand it further across news and magazine print, digital, events, The Good Food Guide and cookbooks,” said Nine Publishing director, food and travel, Trudi Jenkins.

“The magazine will focus on our key content pillars, with recipes from renowned chefs and food writers, restaurant reviews and food-focused travel features. Our editorial team is the most knowledgeable and independent in the country and will continue to share its unrivalled expertise on everything from the latest places to eat and drink to the food trends readers want to know about.”

A new food magazine couldn’t be in better hands than Jenkins’. She is a former editor-in-chief of delicious. magazine and for a time also ran Vogue Entertaining & Travel and MasterChef magazine.

Nine’s new magazine will be edited by national Good Food editor Ardyn Bernoth, who says the addition of the glossy publication builds on the fact that the Tuesday newspaper section is a very popular lift out in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, and will entice even more readers to engage with the brand.

“With the most popular premium food website in Australia and the publication of our second cookbook in the works [following the success of Favourite Recipes, published in April with Simon & Schuster] we are of course also looking at further cross-platform opportunities,” said Jenkins.

Nine director of sales – publishing, Chris Nardi, said the launch of the new magazine presented an excellent opportunity for clients wanting to target a highly savvy, food-loving audience keen to be “in the know” about the latest food trends and openings across the nation.

“More than two million Australians read Good Food in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and on each month. To extend such a strong brand into a glossy format is exciting and offers so many more opportunities for advertisers to reach this highly engaged audience,” Nardi said.

“Good Food magazine will be the best way to reach Australia’s food lovers in a beautiful content environment.”

The 40th anniversary of the Good Food Guide Awards will also see the Australian food industry’s annual night of nights held in Brisbane for the first time. The interstate move follows the highly successful launch of the national Good Food Guide Awards in Sydney in 2017, and hosting by Melbourne in 2018.

The awards will be held at one of Brisbane’s newest and most stunning venues, Howard’s Hall at Howard Smith Wharves, located beneath the Story Bridge with panoramic views of the city skyline, on Monday, September 30.

Edited by Myffy Rigby for the fifth year, the Good Food Guide includes almost 500 reviews overseen by a senior reviewing panel. The panel includes Rigby, veteran Sydney Morning Herald restaurant reviewers Terry Durack and Jill Dupleix, The Age restaurant reviewer Gemima Cody, and senior members of the Good Food editorial team including editor Ardyn Bernoth, deputy Roslyn Grundy and writer/reviewer Callan Boys.

The Good Food Guide 2020 will be published on October 1, 2019, by Simon & Schuster, priced at $29.99, in association with Citi and Vittoria Coffee.

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