We recently received a question from a reader who has to make a tough choice when it comes to food magazines. Here's what Laura wrote us to ask:
I'm preferably looking for one that I'd be able to cook from in my well stocked and supplied student kitchen and one that I could actually put to use; I don't have the need to roast a whole turkey or cook a 9x13 of anything. In my kitchen I have more than the basics but don't have access to everything I would in my normal kitchen.
On a monthly basis, we find Everyday Food to be the magazine that most frequently features recipes that work with few ingredients, and their recipes rarely call for much special equipment. Plus, we think the range of recipes featured in the magazine are useful, from both simple fare to full scale dinner parties.
Since Laura also has an iPad, we should point out that all subscribers to the print editions of Martha Stewart Living publications now get free iPad subscriptions to those same magazines, which is a nice perk. When we wrote about food magazines on the iPad a few months ago (see part 1 and part 2), this wasn't yet the case.
Do you agree with our advice for Laura? Which magazine would you have recommended for her situation? Let us know!