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Old 07-08-2012, 04:55 PM   #11
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Food Network Magazine is what I have a subscription to. I also pick up regional specific magazines when I see them. Sometimes I find new things to do in our area. I also enjoy craft magazines from time to time. I gave up on all those with those skinny people plastered all over everywhere .. never found anything of value.
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:45 AM   #12
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I definitely "peel" my magazines. At one point I had over a decade of Gourmets, but had stopped my subscription even before they went out of business, there was less and less I enjoyed. I gave the entire bookcase full of them to a friend after copying the recipes I actually used. I now get Saveur and enjoy some of the articles. I guess I show my age when I say I probably enjoy AARP magazine! I'm going to have to go 'net surfing, I think. I'd like something that features short stories by up-and-coming authors.
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Old 07-09-2012, 09:36 AM   #13
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You might like the Smithsonian magazine. It has really good articles. DH brought one home that was left in his hotel room. Has a great article on the Titanic.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:12 PM   #14
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I definitely "peel" my magazines. At one point I had over a decade of Gourmets, but had stopped my subscription even before they went out of business, there was less and less I enjoyed. I gave the entire bookcase full of them to a friend after copying the recipes I actually used. I now get Saveur and enjoy some of the articles. I guess I show my age when I say I probably enjoy AARP magazine! I'm going to have to go 'net surfing, I think. I'd like something that features short stories by up-and-coming authors.
I'm in one of my reading funks, which seem to be happening more frequently, in which I just cannot sit and read. When I do read, I'm reading action thrillers.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #15
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Interesting Post ... Very valuable and informative ...

Published Magazine Subscriptions:

1. Bon Appetit
2. Gourmet Club ( oldest food magazine in Spain - 1936 in Spanish only )
3. House and Garden - British Edition
4. Spanish Only: Habitat
5. Wine Spectator

Reading Online:

1. Sunset
2. Southern Living
3. Coastal Living
4. Food and Wine
5. Saveur
6. HOLA - Like Gravy Queen, I enjoy knowing who is getting hitched, who is getting divorced, who has a new film, a new gig, who is pregnant and who is with who ! The recipes in HOLA, the Spanish HELLO, are wonderful.

Foreign Languages:

1. Sobremesa - Spanish
2. Daily Spanish Newspaper
3. Weekend Edition - Italian Newspaper
4. Mexican Sabores - Spanish language

Have great summer.
Ciao. Margaux.
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Old 07-12-2012, 02:29 PM   #16
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Running a small business with a reception area we get lots of free subscriptions from publishers. We usually get a general variety of magazines and for the most part we have no control over selection.
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #17
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I only have a couple of subscriptions, they are both digital, Food Network Magazine and a Martha Stewart cooking mag. The reason I have those is that they are really inexpensive digitally. FN is like $2 an issue, and the Martha is $1
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:14 PM   #18
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The golden age of magazines has passed. The costs of printing, of paper and of postage combined with competition from the Internet (faster, cheaper) ruined magazines.

Back in the era of magazines I enjoyed Analog (sci-fi mag), F&SF (fantasy/sci-fi mag), Scientific American (obviously science) and Sunset Magazine (cooking, lifestyle).

My SF pulps died when all pulp fiction died (a victim of TV). I quit subscribing to Scientific American 1-2 decades ago, when expenses caused them to thin their magazine so much it was not enough meat for the price.

I don't know what happened with Sunset Magazine and me. AFAIK they were primarily about the West Coast (US) lifestyle and cooking. Their publisher Lane Publishing is here in California (SF or nearby? IIRC Menlo or something like that) so it's understandable that they focused on the California lifestyle. For all of my young adult life they were one of my primary sources of cooking recipes, along with Joy of Cooking the seminal cookbooks of the 1930s and one of the basic sources of cooking and recipes in America until the advent of the Internet.

I still have about a dozen Lane Publishing cookbooks ranging all the way from barbecue to Chinese to Italian cuisine. They are all still very valuable to me as source cookbooks. The very first recipe I ever cooked (when I was a teenager) came from Sunset Favorite Recipes cookbook, a full sized beef pie I cooked for my family. The recipe I cooked is featured on the cover, and that was my moment when I knew I wanted to become a serious amateur chef.

I still read an occasional issue of Sunset and more rarely a Scientific American issue. I miss SA because it was my monthly science fix. I miss Sunset because for so long it was one of my biggest monthly recipe thrills. I miss the pulps but TV killed them, and the Internet killed the rest.

My best cooking ideas today come from PBS cooking shows and the series cookbooks, and from my own life eating in restaurants and liking foods and then using the Internet to compose my own recipes to cook those same foods.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:36 PM   #19
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i read: bassmaster, north american fishing club, boy's life, and broadcast engineering.

i agree with greg tbat print media is (or should and will soon be) a thing of the past. i know lots of people like the visceral sense of reading from printed copy, but killing a tree, using toxic processes to make paper and photo emulsions, and the fuel used to deliver the periodicals seems wrong in an environmental sense.

another generation or two should kill it off.
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