I'm far from a great cook but there are a few dishes I can make really well and I enjoy cooking and reading a good cooking magazine. So when I saw La Cucina Italiana at the grocery store one day I decided to give it a look. In my view a good food magazine should have all of the following; good, simple recipes, practical information on ingredients and kitchen equipment, news on brand new products and lots of color photographs. La Cucina Italiana has all of the above and then some.
La Cucina Italiana offers many different departments one of which is entitled The Goods. In this department they profile new products, newly published cookbooks, and the June issue gave a tutorial on different kinds of kitchen knives and their particular uses.
The recipes offered are elegant yet simple enough for the novice cook to prepare. The recipes are also all accompanied by large color photographs. Another feature I like is the way they illustrate the more difficult or complex recipes with step by step illustrated instructions.
Ingredients are also showcased. The June issue included articles on Pine Nuts and their uses along with recipes as well as an article on the different types of pasta.
This magazine is expensive when purchased off the news stand at $5.99 per issue but offers substantial discounts for subscriptions starting $19.95 for 6 issues.
If you enjoy reading about food, cooking techniques and the latest products as well as good recipes then you may want to check out La Cucina Italiana.