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Old 08-15-2005, 02:47 PM   #11
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I used to get Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and occasionally Saveur....then I discovered that they post most of their back issue recipes online for free anyway...so why buy the magazines - I don't mind getting the recipes one month late LOL!

I've just started buying Cooking Light - just a couple of issues to keep in my car for quick meal ideas when I'm in the supermarket car-park wondering what to cook for dinner :)

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Old 08-16-2005, 07:30 PM   #12
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I go through phases when I HAVE TO have subscriptions, then I go through my cheap phase. When I'm not cheap, I like to read Bon Apetit, Gourmet, Food & Wine & Cooking Light.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:00 AM   #13
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[QUOTE=Paint]I used to get Fine Cooking, Food & Wine, Bon Appetit and occasionally Saveur....then I discovered that they post most of their back issue recipes online for free anyway...so why buy the magazines - I don't mind getting the recipes one month late LOL! [QUOTE]

I know that Bon Appetit and Gourmet post most, if not all, of their recipes when the issue comes off the stands. If you go to www.epicurious.com you can actually sign up for th new recipes and they are delivered to your inbox every month. Fine cooking doesn't actually post all their recipes, I wish they did but they do post some of them. In my opinion, Fine Cooking has a lot of great articles as well as recipes, they also do reviews on kitchen appliances and things like that. I picked up Cusine at Home today, but almost felt like they were trying to imitate FC. Let us know what you decide to subscribe to Mr_Dove!
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:09 AM   #14
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I used to get Cooking Light but it seemed to me that many of the recipes had many ingredients and were somewhat involved. For me, with limited space (counter and storage) and time, they did not fit my needs. I do get Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and Light and Tasty and have made recipes from all of them and enjoyed most of the ones I have made.
I agree 100%. I liked the idea of cooking light magazine, but it just isn't practicle for me for the reasons you mentioned above.

Also I don't care for the healthy and beauty sections either...I subscribe to enough "girlie" magazines and was hoping this one would just be about food/drink/cooking.

I'll have to take some tips from the posts on this thread and pick a different magazine next year.
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Old 08-17-2005, 12:15 AM   #15
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I agree 100%. I liked the idea of cooking light magazine, but it just isn't practicle for me for the reasons you mentioned above.

Also I don't care for the healthy and beauty sections either
That is why I don't get Cooking Light. It is completely aimed at women and they don't seem to want male readers. Every once in a while I pick an issue up as an impulse buy at the supermarket and while I like some of the recipes, I get upset that half (if not more) of the mag is about woman issues
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:08 AM   #16
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I just went in and checked the shelves ... I've got 5-6 years worth of Gourmet and Bon Appetit and I bet I haven't made a dozen of the recipes out of either one of them .... and I couldn't tell you what recipe is in any issue. I keep saying that someday I'll sit down, go thru them, and create a database index .... yeah, only in my dreams!
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Old 08-17-2005, 02:42 AM   #17
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Michael, that sounds just like me! I've got many of those as well with the same good intentions....
I do, however, make many of the recipes from Taste of Home - I like it because it's like the food I grew up with. I also appreciate the fact there are photos of almost every dish.

Of course, I also have a habit of picking up cooking/decorating mags at garage sales...( I currently have a HUGE box full of Martha Stewart to go through...but, at least I got the whole box of 30 mags for free!)
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Old 08-17-2005, 01:33 PM   #18
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Right now the only one I'm getting is Taste of Home. I love it. The recipes are easy to follow and taste great. Real home cooking. I have about a million BonAppetit's sitting in a bag ready to give to a friend. They'd come in the mail and I'd glance at them but only used a few of the recipes. I should go through them again before I give them away but I don't know if I will.
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:15 PM   #19
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How About Wegman's Menu magazine:

http://www.wegmans.com/greatMeals/menuIdeas/dinner.asp
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Old 08-17-2005, 06:19 PM   #20
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I like Savoir, Cooks Illustrated, Bon Appetit and that little Martha Stewart one that now has a TV show (name escapes me)


Also like the Rosengarten Report and John Thorne's newsletter, though not real cooking mags

Pdswife ... wish you could send those BA's to me! I got a hold of about three years worth from my coworker and I was like a pig in you know what. I love their recipes.
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