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Old 01-17-2006, 02:45 PM   #11
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I like Cooks Illustrated. I got the freebiw issue, too. Strangely, it's much the same as last year's freebie issue.

I got a subscription to "Cooks Country," their other magazine for Xmas from a friend. It's much like CI but with more comfort foods and "home cooking." Plus recipe contests that I am hooked on entering.

The Ci test kitchens are near my house and I tasted recipes for them once a long time ago.

The only thing I don't like is Christopher Kimball's officiousness.
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Old 01-17-2006, 05:37 PM   #12
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The only thing I don't like is Christopher Kimball's officiousness.
Amen, jenny. I know I said some time ago that he always reminded me of a math teacher just waiting to give me a D.
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:13 PM   #13
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Maybe he was beaten up in grade school for wearing that bow tie?
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Old 01-17-2006, 06:18 PM   #14
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LOL, musta been. Plus he was probably the nerd who was always correcting people ("No, it was James Brown who did 'I Feel Good', not Otis Redding".)
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Old 01-19-2006, 05:01 AM   #15
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I have been a CI subscriber for all the time this bunch has been in business and the previous owners and magazine as well.

I agree with nearly all of the comments above and wish to stress my view of their provincial attitudes re: New England - God if they had improved the NE cuisine as the Brits have theirs in the last generation...

However, they seem to be on the rerun circuit. Is their no new food things to talk about. If you claim the ultimate pot of whatever in '98; has it changed in '06?

Yes this is a great mag.

I also subscribe to : Fine Cooking, as well as Eating Well.
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Old 01-19-2006, 08:12 AM   #16
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thanks for the link i think i'll check it out when i log off this site...
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:49 PM   #17
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1 Hardback or lots of Magazines??

I get the CI Annual Hardback Edition, on auto delivery. Just wait each year for it to come in the mail. I'd rather get one book than a lot of magazines. I do this with Southern Living, Taste of Home, Quick Cooking and Light and Tasty.
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Old 02-08-2006, 07:41 PM   #18
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I have two non-automotive subscriptions:

Cooks Illustrated and Southern Living.
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Old 03-26-2006, 03:26 PM   #19
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I like CI, but found that almost everything in it is on the PBS TV series (I think it's called Americas Test Kitchens or something like that), so it was redundant. I love the parts where they compare pepared foods and where they compare cookware. Sort of like a Consumers Reports for cooks.
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Old 03-29-2006, 11:07 AM   #20
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"Everyday with Rachel Ray". Uhhhhh - I'm shuddering. Talk about holy overexposure Batman - lol!!!!

Her what three or four shows on The Food Network, plus her new "talk" show on network TV, plus her cookbooks, & now this magazine???

Please - I'm thinking if I hear the words "yummo", "sammy", "EVOO", yadayadayada, one more time, I'll be on personal terms with my bathroom - lol!!!

That said, & going back to the original query, I've received a few sample copies of Cooks Illustrated over the years, but never could get interested enough to subscribe. When placed side-by-side with similar mags like Cuisine At Home & Eating Well, Cooks Illustrated comes out a dull third, & I have only so much $$ to spend on magazines.

My all-time favorite is still Saveur - mostly because it's a very good & interesting read apart from the recipes.
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