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Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:56 am

Food Magazines are one of my grand passions .. I have a subscription to several .. :thumbsup :thumbsup

1) Thuriès Gastronomie Magazine - In French ..

2) Yam Magazine - In French .. Published By: Michelin Star Chef Yannick Alleno ..

3) Elle Gourmet - In Spanish ..

4) Four Magazine - In English (published in London ) ..

5) Sobre la mesa - In Spanish .. ( On the Table is the translation )

6) El Club Gourmet - In Spanish - the oldest top notch Food Magazine in Spain - 1936 ..

Unfortunately, several of the New York City based publications do not ship abroad, so I read Saveur and Food & Wine online ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Joanbunting » Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:33 pm

My Saveaurs - French -arrived this morning. I love it.

I used to get Olive - UK- but I went off it after a year - very poor recipe testing

I sometimes buy Elle a Table and Cuisine Gourmande.

Having recently decided to rationaliZe my cook/food books and magazines I have found the the magazine in particular often repeat themselves, even in different languages. For example a recipe and photograph in Olive of 2015 had appeared in Cuisine Gourmande two years previously.

When DD was in the USA she sometimes sent me American Saveurs but I told her to stop wasting her money it was full of repeats and poor recipe testing.

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:59 pm

Joan,

Yes, I know .. Magazine journalists sell to all who purchase their articles .. So the repeated ..

However, you would like Thuriès and Yam .. ( French ) ..

Top notch quality and the product knowledge is accurate and amazingly executed with phenomenal photography ..

I do not buy Saveur or Bon Appetit or Food and Wine from New York City ( read on line ) ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Stokey Sue » Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:13 pm

I don't read print magazines or newspapers due to my eyesight now and I never subscribed to any routinely, unless you count Good Housekeeping

I agree with Joan, repetitive, and often in both Olive and Good Food what I consider "cheat" versions of dishes, and incresingly elements of faddy fake nutrition

I have occasionally bought food or women's magazines in other countries to get a feel for local cuisine, I spent 3 months in South Africa, so I was cooking and it was interesting to find out how locals used the wonderful seasonal ingredients in the farmer's market. I also used to buy some French ones to keep my French home cooking for OH up to date, he could pick from the photos

I tend to look at recipes online

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Pampy » Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:58 pm

I agree with Sue about the "cheat" recipes and faddy fake nutrition. Increasingly, I'm seeing recipes that are by well known chefs and sound interesting from the description but when I look at the ingredients list, I see things like "curry powder" or "jar of tikka paste" - not for me, I'm afraid.

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby karadekoolaid » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:06 pm

I used to subscribe to "Gourmet" magazine and to "Bon Appetit".
I got bored with them after a few years; especially when I realised you can find all this stuff on the internet!

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Renée » Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 am

I used to buy several food magazines many years ago, which included BBC Good Food magazine, Taste and Olive. I can't remember the rest! Now, I mostly look online or find a recipe in one of my many books.

Alexandria, you seem to have access to several excellent magazines.

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby mark111757 » Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:33 am

In no order of importance.....

Olive

Taste UK and taste Australian

Bbc easy cook

Bbc good food, good food middle east

Other tidbits.....

Coupe de pouce

Cuisine actuelle

Oggi cucino

Maxi cuisine


....there might be some I missed but that gives a starting point

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby strictlysalsaclare » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:49 pm

I used to get Good food magazine but stopped about 18 months-2 years ago now. I got increasingly fed up with the new food trends which don't suit either me or Mr Strictly. I regularly look at the website
for an American magazine called A Taste of Home for ideas. The link is below if anyone is interested. Be warned, some of the mixtures do sound a bit bizarre, and a lot of the baking recipes used boxed cake mix!

https://www.tasteofhome.com/

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Renée » Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:39 pm

Thanks for the link, Strictly. I have had a glance through.

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:14 pm

Thank you Strictly for the link ..

I shall take a look ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:22 pm

@ Renée,

I receive Thuriès Gastronomie and Yam Magazines in French, because of 2 main reasons ..

1st: Exemplary quality ..
2nd: To keep up my French !

I am not too impressed with the Gourmet Magazine now ( only online ) Saveur, Bon Appetit or Food and Wine from New York City.

There are some nice recipes and wonderfully beautiful photography in House & Garden - The U.K. Edition and buy it from time to time however, it is quite expensive in Spain ..

Sorry, it took me so long to answer, however, I was in italy, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday attending a Gastro Eno Trade Fair and also had a Travel Tourism collaboration meeting with a friend of a friend. So, I have been very busy ..

Hope you had a lovely weekend ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:27 pm

Stokey Sue,

I have a very dear friend, who is a Publishing Author, Doctor, and Tourism Operator in Capetown, South Africa. He is a dear friend of my husband and I and they are Italian from Verona.

I have to ask them if they would send me a couple of food magazines from Capetown ..

We had seen them Friday however, I had not been online at The Food Board all weekend ..

Thank you for your feedback ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:29 pm

Mark,

Thank you for your list ..

I am unfamiliar with most ..

There are just so many many magazines ..

Thank you for all your participation ..

Hope you had a fabulous weekend .. :thumbsup
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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:32 pm

@ Karakoolaide,


I adored Gourmet Magazine when it was in print ..

Now, it is online and sorry to state, no where nearly as wonderfully written ..


I had saved a few print editions which specialised in France and Italy .. :thumbsup

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby MariaK » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:15 am

Alexandria wrote:There are some nice recipes and wonderfully beautiful photography in House & Garden - The U.K. Edition and buy it from time to time however, it is quite expensive in Spain ..


I used to buy House and Garden from time to time and not just for the recipes, especially for long trips. Unfortunately it's become almost impossible to get where I live in France - don't even have it at Montparnasse station. But there's the internet

The magazine as a whole

http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/

Recipes
http://www.houseandgarden.co.uk/topic/recipes

I had a look at Yam on line but found it a bit too cheffy . For classic French recipes I tend
to go to Chef Simon's site

http://chefsimon.lemonde.fr/

particularly useful for techniques

http://chefsimon.lemonde.fr/

Buenas noches (good night)

Marja

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Stokey Sue » Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:16 pm

I'd forgotten Chef Simon, I do use his site sometimes

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:38 am

@ Marja,

Thank you for all the links ..

Shall take a look tomorrow as it is quite late here ( 23.40 ) ..

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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Alexandria » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:40 am

@ Stokey Sue,

Thank you for the link ..

Definitely shall take a look.

A couple of other members also recommended ..

So this a positive ..

Have a nice evening ..
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Re: Do you read Food Magazines ?

Postby Sakkarin » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:46 pm

Not really an answer on the magazine subject, but an intriguing aside.

I don't buy foodie magazines any more, but to check out the current state of play, I thought I'd pick up a few freebies. I went to Waitrose, as I thought their magazine (which used to be quite respected I understand), was free, It turned out it was £2.00, and with a quick flick through, I didn't bother.

Here's the point: I threw out all my old magazines a while back, but I kept the odd issue or two for old times sake, and I dug out an April 2000 copy of Waitrose Food Illustrated magazine.

It was £2.00 back then too (although it says free with the Observer), 18 years ago!

Nowt to do with food, but I was horrified to see that the new tabloid Guardian is £2.00.

(EDIT: Swapped the "free" comment, it referred to the old mag, not the current one...)

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