Not only for collecting, you can actually cook from it
Sep 24, 2007
Out of all of my subscriptions this one that gets used the most. The magazine is small but not hard on they eyes and it fits in my bag perfectly so I can take it with me, read it on the bus and by the time I hop off I can use it as my shopping list in any grocery store. I would usually scan or photocopy a recipe from a book or magazine or write out the ingredients but this cuts all those steps, I love it!
The entire layout is very pleasing, from the font to the page colors, pictures and user friendly menus. The only hard part about it is which recipe to pick, because everything always looks good and the food is not pretentious, its food that is meant to be eaten and not constructed with a lot of sweating involved. From macaroni and cheese to rustic stews, fish dishes and new ways to make chicken I am always learning something new and interesting about food and preparation. I have recently enjoyed few dishes from the October 07 issue and amongst my favorites was a tasty Moroccan chicken stew with sweet potatoes with lemon , saffron and cinnamon, a Vegetarian black-bean chili, a sweet and crunchy Apple crisp and I wont forget to mention the Light chicken pot tie made with flaky phyllo crust. It's fun to make new things and add them to my repertoire for future meals, I always try to brighten my horizons when it comes to cooking new things.
The magazine does a wonderful job of educating the reader about spices and herbs, each issue has tips and tricks and keeps an eye on nutrition. And let's face it, if you don't use your cookbook/magazine than what good is it? Sure I like to look at pretty pictures and fantasize of making something one day but when it boils down to the daily grind and coming home tired, a hot tasty meal that is new and easy never disappoints.