Ask the audience: Cooking and Looking

Heather says:

Over the years I’ve noticed there are two kinds of food magazines.  Those filled with recipes I will be trying and those that contain pictures to drool over.

What is your favorite food magazine and in which category does it belong?


  1. Heather on October 2, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    Have you seen kraft food and family magazine ( Its probably the best I’ve seen for young families. You can get it delivered free or check it out online!

  2. Southern Girl on October 1, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    I eagerly await the arrival every month of my “Cooking Light” magazine, but I think it fits nicely in both categories, as does my second favorite, A Taste of Home.

  3. Margo on October 1, 2007 at 6:23 pm

    I got Cook’s Illustrated for a year and I saved all of them and I make dishes out of them occasionally. However, they are a little too perfectionistic for me!
    We get a magazine called Relish as an insert with our local paper – it has a nice mix of simple, gourmet, and gee-how-does-that-work.

  4. Julie on October 1, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    I agree with the Taste of Home magazines. I love them. Also my favorite cookbook right now is Savinf Dinner. We are loving the fall recipes.

  5. Linda on September 30, 2007 at 10:00 pm

    Taste of Home has good, reliable, recipes… and they publish a book each year. I usually find an offer for a free subscription to the magazine and ask my mom to buy me the book for Christmas!

  6. boogiemum on September 30, 2007 at 8:55 pm

    I like southern living. Some the recipes are too rich for my taste, but are always very interesting.

  7. Alec on September 30, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Cook’s Illustrated, hands down.

  8. Gayle on September 30, 2007 at 3:37 pm

    I don’t have a favorite food magazine, I have favorite food blogs, and they are ALLLLLLL about the pictures!!!

  9. Anna on September 30, 2007 at 3:00 pm

    I think Food & Wine offers the best of both worlds. There are plenty of “Forget it! I’ll eat out!” type recipes, but they seem to throw in a lot of do-able ones as well.

    Saveur is fun to read, but for some reason I rarely make the recipe…maybe because I’m picky and I need to sift through a ton of recipes to find recipes that fit my tastes. I just read the Chicago issue cover-to-cover, though.

  10. Jasi on September 30, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    Do online recipes count? I dig Simply Recipes. They’re mostly do-able.

  11. Margo on September 30, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    I’m a sucker for any little recipe magazine at the check out stand just waiting to be bought by the impulsive shopper. Really, I’ve found a ton of great recipes in those things. The Betty Crocker ones are my fav.

  12. Heather on September 30, 2007 at 12:23 pm

    I probably should have worded it differently.

    I certainly love the recipes of my “looking” magazines, they just aren’t practical on a day-to-day basis for my audience (the under four set) and budget.

  13. Mike on September 30, 2007 at 10:37 am

    I disagree with you about there being two kinds of food magazines. My hands down favorite is Saveur, which falls into both categories.

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