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Old 03-07-2007, 09:24 PM   #1
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I don't think i will subscribe to any more cooking mags....

There is just way to many recipes/information on the internet these days for someone to have to go to mags for their recipes. Heck i have so many recipe sites bookmarked and don't ever get a chance to make most of the recipes because with my mags,books, & internet i have recipe overload :). I still will buy books though. Books are a lot of times just not about recipes. If the author of the cookbook is a good writer then they emerse you in the food and the culture surounding it. They are good reads even if you never make one single recipe from the book. (rick bayless is always my prime example). If i need equipment reviews i can just come here instead of cooks illustrated :). If a lot of you are like me you have so many magazines that you tell yourself that your going to fix recipes out of and they end up making a mess of the house because you have so many.


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Old 03-07-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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so many of these mags are full of ads, it's hard to find the articles or recipes. I do like then ad free 1 every 2 months type.

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Old 03-07-2007, 10:56 PM   #3
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I still like my magazines - ads or not - I have a thing for pictures of food and the occasional story behind them.

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:43 AM   #4
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I finally let go of Gourmet after several decades. I just wan't using it any more, it seemed to get more and more geared to the wealthy. I asked around and a freind collects them, so they have gone to a good home, and he promises to cook for us using them! I still subscribe to Saveur, but do not keep them (I give them to said friend!). Deciding NOT to keep magazines has cleaned up a lot of storage place and clutter.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:04 AM   #5
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I agree with Ncage, everything you need is on the net, I haven't looked at my cookbooks anymore either.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:35 AM   #6
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I subscribe to one magazine that I thoroughly enjoy and will keep renewing it.

I was given 3 mag subscriptions to a Network Star's magazine and after 3 yrs when my subscription runs out there is no way, I'll renew.

I love the recipes in Gourmet, Cooking Light and Bon Appetit but I care nothing about the travel or health sections and I find all the ads very annoying. I haven't subscribed to them in years.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:22 AM   #7
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I agree with you about most cooking magazines, but I recently subscribed to one called Cooks Country, a new publication from Cook's Illustrated, that my husband and I both really like. It is ALL cooking information, with no ads.
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:41 AM   #8
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It is true that there are abundance of cooking websites, as well as that we amassed so many recipes on our puter file. However I do love my monthly dose of "La Cucina Italiana", pics are gorgeous, and like good books, they not only cover various recipes but also tell us about rich culinary cultures and history which make them interesting reads any time. I also like something to take to somewhere more comfy than our computer desk and flip through.

The only reason we don't subscribe is that in this condominium, any oversized delivery (except for packets and registered posts) are just left laying around in the downstair hall for anyone to grab, we fear we would never get our hands on our magazines unless we stand and wait in the hall every morning and snatch it up directly from the postman...
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Old 03-08-2007, 12:37 PM   #9
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Urmaniac suggested Lacucina Italiana to me when I first came to Italy, and I have loved it ever since. The pictures really are inspirational and, for someone like me, committed to seasonal eating, it helps bring new ideas to the seasonal ingrediants. In fact, what I may well do is subscribe to a different magazine each year from different countries when I am back in UK. For example, I used to get a US magazine that was so different to anything we got in UK it was great, if I was in US and had no foreign languages I would consider subscribing to a British or Australaisian mag, to get a fresher repetoire. I am sticking with Cucina Italiana for at least a year, then I think I'll swap either to a french mag, or maybe a Spanish language one.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:25 PM   #10
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I am also on the net most of the time now to find a recipe or I come here to DC. The only two food magazines I am going to keep are "Cooks Country and Taste Of Home".

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