Bon Appétit, the food magazine that rose from the ashes of Gourmet’s 2009 demise, has achieved victory. In Ad Age’s recently released 2013 Magazine A-List, Bon Appétit received top billing.

Ad Age writes:

“A series of innovative partnerships between food clients and brands have brought the country’s top chefs and restaurants off the pages and to live events in several cities. The magazine also introduced a redesign of that has catapulted its digital business ahead. And it earned 16 total award nominations from the American Society of American Editors, the Society of Publication Designers and the James Beard Foundation, with four wins.”

And what of Bon Appétit‘s famously food porn-y covers?

“I don’t believe that putting out a magazine is about being serious and high-minded,” Mr. Rapoport said in an interview with Ad Age. “It’s about working your tail off and producing great content. Make it beautiful and make it delicious. Above all it’s got to make the reader hungry.”

To celebrate the magazine’s victory, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite recent Bon Appétit covers. We even included the controversial Queen Gwyneth.

Click through the gallery to view 9 delicious-looking Bon App covers.

[via Ad Age]