Review: Food Network Magazine

As you may have noticed, we watch a lot of Food Network around here. I like to have it on in the background. Even when they’re making something I’d never want to eat, I can usually learn some helpful tecnique or learn about some unknown ingredient…I just like to watch. So when Food Network announced that they were coming out with a magazine, I was ready to subscribe. In fact, I did subscribe, sight unseen.

Weeks later, I’ve had the chance to read two issues of the magazine, and I am impressed.

The layout of the magazine is very clever. Recipes divided into weeknight cooking and more advanced weekend cooking. In addition to the standard table of contents, there’s a recipe table of contents and a chef table of contents, so you can easily find tips and recipes from your favorite Food Network personalities.

In addition to a well planned layout, the magazine is full of excellent content. There are details about Food Network chefs, interviews with various people involved in making Food Network shows happen, behind the scenes stories about Iron Chef America, or Bobby Flay’s home kitchen. They’ve included interesting features on wine selection, kitchen gadgets, travel, and gift giving guides. And of course, the recipes.

Every time I turned a page, I found something else I wanted to make, like homemade papparadelle, garlic spaghetti, caramel delite sundaes (just like the girl scout cookies), and bacon (!) popcorn. That last one sounds just crazy enough to work. I’ll have to let you know when I try them out.

The conclusion: Two issues in, I think my subscription to Food Network Magazine was $15 well spent.


3 Responses to “Review: Food Network Magazine”

  1. Mom

    Can u pass off the read issues to me? I would like to check it out.

  2. Teri

    I knew you were going to say that, but I want to keep them all intact–I know I’ll want to go back to them for recipes later on. Maybe you could read them while you’re over? If you take them with you, I don’t think I’ll EVER get them back…

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