If you are really into cooking, Bon Appetit magazine is a winner. With its gorgeous layouts, wonderful recipes and online community, this magazine offers subscribers a well rounded package for a mere $12.00 per year. Each issue offers its readers recipe secrets from the top culinary spots in the country. Many of them come with special tips for home cooks offered by the chefs who created them. What differentiates Bon Appetit from other "foodie" magazines, is its reliance on simple, fresh ingredients, and easy to understand directions.
Thousands of home cooks have literally changed their kitchen landscapes due to the impact of this publication. I know that through Bon Appetit I've learned to explore the world of humble root vegetables, to create slow cooked meals using cuts of meat like lamb shanks, short ribs or oxtails, and to create quick wholesome meals that taste as if you've spent hours in the kitchen.
Regular features include Cooking For Two, Cooking Light, Fast And Fresh and Cooking Class. Cooking Class offers readers step by step illustrated how to's on wonderful recipes we are often hesitant to try. Tools Of The Trade lets us look at tools we use everyday at home. A dedicated set of writers tests and rates the featured product, and gives us a broad view of choices beginning at inexpensive up to their dream picks.
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