I'm not sure what it is about magazine subscription deals, but they all seem to come out of the woodwork in January. I couldn't begin to count how many special subscription offers I've gotten in the last few weeks alone. My inclination is to always trash them: time is valuable, and I already receive what I like. But maybe there are a few new periodicals worth considering. I really love Saveur for its longer-form narrative and international pieces and I think Food and Wine is a great resource for solid dessert and cocktail recipes. I turn to the highly visual Fine Cooking which is fantastic for basic and revamped standards. Then there's Lucky Peach. I really want to like Lucky Peach. I appreciate the design and irreverence of it, but I'm not quite sure I totally get it just yet (do you?). Gastronomica is a great brainy food read with poetry, fiction, and original artwork. Remedy Quarterly is a sweet publication that blends recipes, neat design, and shorter form pieces within the umbrella of a theme each issue.
There are many, many more we could discuss. Some mainstream, others small and independant. But I'd really love to know which food magazines you enjoy reading enough to actually subscribe to them. Do you find yourself reading food content online more than in print these days?
Megan is a freelance writer and recipe developer. Her cookbook, Whole-Grain Mornings, will be available in bookstores nationwide Dec/2013. Megan also owns the Seattle-based artisan cereal company, Marge Granola.
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