"Spice it up (just a little)" pushes the headline on the cover of Burnt toast magazine. In a food media world bloated by the big guys and gals of the food media world, this independent food magazine from Canada offers the unexpected.
Publisher Cindy Deachman says gets together with her family and friends and they cover what they feel like covering including in each issue of about 20 pages, including ads. In recent issues, Burnt toast has printed a reflection with recipes on purple plums and a lament on kids with "missing manners." The well-edited magazine keeps the tone personal without souring into self-absorption.
Each issue ends with a round up of food-related "crumbs" of food science, poetry, headlines and quotes. Burnt toast quotes a wide range of sources including the Bible, the BBC, James Joyce and Bob Dylan. Burnt toast contents are fun too: we're waiting for the results of the "foods you only eat while you're alone" contest in the next issue.