BBC Good Food is one of those magazines I flip through at the newsstand but rarely buy here in the US because of the $9-10 import price. So I was happy to discover that the publication is now available for the iPad, and even more thrilled that it's very well executed! Published in the UK, BBC Good Food
magazine is always packed with recipes (around 100 per issue) as well as seasonal produce spotlights, tips for everyday meals and affordable entertaining, and content from the British cooking shows. I especially enjoy the features on regional English ingredients and dishes, such as the Banbury cakes in this month's issue.
The iPad version of BBC Good Food was released last month and it's one of the better iPad magazines I've seen. So far I have been very impressed with the functionality and how well it works as a magazine for both browsing and cooking from. It's intuitive, quick, and has useful features like a glossary, shopping list, search box, and bookmarks. Within the pages one can scroll through text and images, watch instructional videos, and expand and hide content like recipe steps. There are just enough clever features to make it fun without being overloaded or confusing.
The app is free and individual issues can be downloaded for £1.79 or $2.99 (or free if you already subscribe to the print edition).
Now if only they would release an iPad version of Olive!
• Get the app: Good Food Magazine at iTunes
Related: A First Look: Gourmet Live for the iPad
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(Image: iTunes; Video: Emily Ho)