THE PUDDING INCIDENT

What have you been up to in the kitchen?

Monday, January 08, 2007

Food Porn

Last year, I received a gift subscription to Bon Appetit - food porn deluxe. I've found a few bits of info and some recipes useful, but overall, a magazine about high-brow entertaining (I don't even own a table and chairs, so "tablescape" means nothing to me) and ambitious, restaurant-quality recipes did little more than provide me with pretty pictures of stuff I would never make.

Now I subscribe to Cook's Illustrated, which, without any ads or glossy color-photos, still manages to inspire me to try new things. The best section has tips from readers, packed full of practical and creative kitchen solutions to common problems.

Still, I'm in the market for a second foodie subscription, preferably one with pretty pictures and healthy recipes. Any recommendations?

3 comments:

Molzee said...

I like real simple magazine - though it is not geared towards food - has really good healthy recipes- and their website inclues a shopping list (w00t). Also they have tips and tricks for using regular house hold stuff in other ways. It's like martha steward meets O magazine with out the wanting to kill yourself for buying either.

EvilAtWork said...

My mom helps with the shows they have for this around in the area here. The magazines have cool things in them and since it's reader submitted stuff it's always a wide selection of things.
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Default.aspx?r_d=y

seajohncook said...

Gotta weigh in on the side of Cooks Illustrated.