by Kate Steadman
People? Only in cases of emergency (9 hours flights, funerals, etc).
Us Weekly? Oh god, Spencer and Heidi are on the cover, again.
Vanity Fair? Meh, don’t feel like staring at Gisele for two hours.
Foodie Mags? Now that I could get behind. I briefly thumbed through Bon Appetit and Gourmet and decided the recipes and columns could sufficiently distract me. Bon Appetit had a decent travel issue, along with some great short, well-written columns and a several wonderful recipes that made me want to parachute home to my kitchen from the plane window. I actually didn’t make to Gourment, falling asleep instead, but it left me wondering: is it worth subscribing to the traditional food mags?
I’ve had a sub to Cooks Illustrated for a few years, and while I enjoy it enough, it’s a different beast. There’s no traveling, no ruminating, no trends. But the Gourmet I remember featured terribly stuffy recipes and features written for individuals with 30 years on me. What about Food & Wine? Others?
Is it worth subscribing to these mags? I’d like something to thumb through and I appreciate the added sources of inspiration. But I don’t want to be bombarded by obnoxiously rare ingredients and pretentious tales.
So tell me, readers — what do you subscribe to?
I’m a newbie food magazine consumer, and