Need Ideas for Dinner? Try Old Food Magazines!

Need Ideas for Dinner? Try Old Food Magazines!

Emma Christensen
Aug 18, 2009

We came across this treasure trove of Fine Cooking and Saveur back issues at a yard sale the other day. It made us smile to flip through pages of old recipes, out-dated equipment reviews, and food fads gone by. Then we got hungry. Do you ever go back to old food magazines for inspiration?

We're also in the camp of people who can't bear to throw away old food magazines and end up hanging on to them for years. When we're in a cooking rut, we pull out an issue at random and see what catches our eye. We often re-discover recipes that we'd flagged to make, but then forgot about. Or recipes that we passed over initially suddenly sound very appealing!

Which cooking magazines do you hang on to and revisit later?

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(Image: Emma Christensen for the Kitchn)

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