I buy a few magazines every month.
Gourmet Traveller I buy because I like the mix of resturant reviews, recipes (Including some from resturant chefs... You write in asking for the recipes, and the magazine contacts the chefs and gets them), travel ideas and so on. Sometimes the recipes just don't interest me, but there's usually at least two or three that do.
Australian Table is the cooking magazine from my supermarket. It's got alot of "family" recipes which don't interest me (Feed $4 for $25! Big deal... How do I feed 1 for $3?), but they have a fresh produce highlight, and some quick meals, and other stuff that's somewhat interesting.
Super Food Ideas is good for different recipes... They do some novel things, and have a section each month for freeze ahead recipes. They do have a strong family focus again, but they seems to have more tasty looking recipes then Australian Table.
delicious. is my favourite magazine at the moment. It's published by the ABC and is just fantastic. A wide range of recipe ideas, techniques, and ingredients. They have long recipes, quick recipes, freezeable and cheap, dinner party, illlustrative of new methods and such. There are very quick resturant reviews ALWAYS followed by a recipe from the chef. Jamie Oliver, Nigella Lawson, Bill Granger and Ainsley Harriot are regular contributors, and it was voted the worlds best food magazine last year, and it deserves it.
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