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Fall is a pretty good season for food. There’s tailgating, there’s Halloween, then comes Thanksgiving and Christmas. Not to mention all those good comfort foods during and in between.
With such a focus on eating, now’s a good time to consider trying out a new food magazine subscription or maybe adding another to your collection. Just think of all those seasonal recipes you can try before 2014 rolls around!
Now you can save up to 79% on some of our most popular cooking and food magazine subscriptions, including top-rated customer favorites and maybe a few you hadn’t considered. With fall and all its delicious food in mind, we’ve come up with seven cooking magazines that you should at least give a chance.
Cooking Light: Holiday sweets, rich casseroles, hearty soups and more sweets can pile up fast this season. If you’d rather stave off the guilt of overindulging, turn to this magazine that helps cut fat and calories without cutting back on taste.
Southern Living: Southern food has a reputation all its own, and if you’re obsessed with all cuisine south of the Mason-Dixon, you’ll read all about it here. Think fried chicken, shrimp and grits, pimiento cheese, biscuits and more, and that’s just a taste of what this magazine has to offer.
Food Network Magazine: Not only can you keep up with your favorite celebrity chefs in every issue, but also you’ll find easy weeknight meal ideas, copycat recipes, fun desserts, menus for parties and holiday gatherings, and indispensable cooking tips to make your life easier.
Food & Wine: It’s an obvious choice if you’re a food and wine lover, but want to know more about pairing them up. Travel through vineyards here and abroad through its pages, plus get wine recommendations suitable for any budget and easier-than-you-think recipes.
Vegetarian Times: Even if you haven’t eschewed meat, this magazine is still a great read. Thoughtful, in-depth articles about healthy eating, meatless meal plans and helpful nutritional advice come standard in every issue. Plus the recipes look delicious, too.
Cook’s Illustrated: Not nearly as flashy as the other magazines on this list, this simple gem comes with such a wealth of cooking and kitchen tips that you won’t notice the absence of flashy photos and pages upon pages of ads. (In fact, there are no ads.)
YUM Food & Fun for Kids: Whether you want to get your kids in on the fun in the kitchen—or you just want to get in touch with your inner child—this magazine has recipes easy enough for the kids to make, plus creative enough so they enjoy it.
Widely known for celebrating culinary excellence in some of the nation’s finest restaurants, the James Beard Foundation also recognizes outstanding food-related journalism across book, broadcast, print and digital categories.
Considered “The Oscars of Food,” the James Beard Foundation has annually, since 1990, bestowed its bronze medallion honors to chefs, restaurants, cookbook authors, journalists, restaurant designers and other food professionals.
The award is named after James Beard, an American chef and writer, and honors both of his pursuits. Not only is he credited with helping establish the country’s gourmet food identity, but also was a prolific writer with more than 20 books to his name.
This year, several of our favorite publications made the cut to receive this prestigious honor.
Focus on Health
“Cooking Light The New Way to Cook Light—Fresh Food & Bold Flavors for Today’s Home Cook” by Scott Mowbray and Ann Taylor Pittman
Cooking, Recipes or Instruction
Men’s Health: Matt Goulding, Matthew Kadey with Tamar Adler and Paul Kita for “The Butcher Is Back!,” ”The Six-Pack Foods of Summer,” ”Southern Food Rises Again”
Food and Culture
Cooking Light: Ann Taylor Pittman for “Mississippi Chinese Lady Goes Home to Korea”
Food and Travel
Travel + Leisure: Adam Sachs for “The Best Little Eating Town in Europe”
Food Coverage in a General-Interest Publication
Men’s Health: Adina Steiman
Food Politics, Policy and the Environment
The American Prospect with the Food & Environment Reporting Network: Tracie McMillan for “As Common As Dirt”
Lucky Peach: Fuchsia Dunlop for “London Town”
For a complete list of James Beard Foundation winners, click here.
There’s plenty of treats—and maybe even some tricks ahead—with Halloween preparations in full swing. In honor of the spookiest day of the year, we’re offering up a treat—an instant $5 off coupon on more than 250 select magazine titles.
Browse these sale titles here and enter the coupon code “SPOOK” during checkout. Magazines about cooking, home, business, health, travel, adventure, hobbies and more are just some of the treats we’re offering now through Oct. 31.
Since sweets will be taking center stage in the coming week, here’s a focus on five sale magazines that offer ideas for treats all year long.
Martha Stewart Living: If anyone knows how to dress up Halloween—or any other holiday, for that matter—it’s Martha Stewart. Every issue features crafty ideas for the home as well as seasonal menus.
Family Circle: Stay on top of managing your household with these time- and money-saving strategies for keeping things organized and putting tasty food on the table—for the holidays or any time of year.
Better Homes & Gardens: Just as its name suggests, this longtime favorite is packed with tips for getting your home and your gardens in order for the season—as well as recipes for hearty meals and sweet desserts.
Parenting: It’s important to parents that kids eat healthy, and if it’s the parents making the meals or the snacks, convenience is key. And this magazine keeps things fast, easy and nutritious, for the sake of both.
Taste of Home: Whether it’s an elaborate holiday meal, a seasonal side or a treat the kids can help make, all of the recipes in this magazine are user-submitted, which gives them a stamp of approval.
Save even more during the final week of our Christmas in July Sale! Now through July 31, you can stretch your dollar even further by doubling your deal for just $1 on 50 magazine titles.
To ensure you get the most bang for your buck, here’s a preview of some of the sale titles that also get the thumbs up from our customers for their superb content and inspiration. We’ve arranged these by category so you can determine at a glance which titles may suit you—or someone you’re shopping for.
Kiwi: Help the whole family go green with this magazine aimed at providing healthy foods for kids while teaching social responsibility at a young age.
Girls’ Life: Give girls 10 and up some positive reinforcement with this Parent’s Choice approved title. Each issue features age-appropriate fashion advice, celebrity interviews and more.
Making Music: If you’re living the musical life, you’ll find everything from features on other musicians, product reviews, genre breakdowns, warm-up techniques and gift ideas here.
International Musician: If music is a way of life more than it is a hobby, this monthly magazine delves into labor issues affecting entertainers in both the U.S. and Canada.
For the Chef
Taste of the South: Get your fill of the South’s best dishes, from barbecue to banana pudding. Every issue is packed with the best recipes and restaurants the region has to offer.
Food & Wine: Take your cooking—and wine-pairing—skills up a notch with this food lovers’ favorite that covers the latest trends, chefs’ simplest recipes and wine recommendations for every budget.
For the Crafter
Sew Beautiful: If you have the patience and time, this instructional magazine goes in-depth on intricate machine- and hand-sewing techniques like needlework, smocking and embroidery.
Crochet Today! Learn to create fashionable crocheted items for yourself, your family and your home. Everyone from beginners to advanced skill levels can find inspiration in every issue.
For the Traveler
Travel + Leisure: Whether it’s a trip around the world or just a weekend getaway, this magazine provides insider tips on where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
American Road: Looking to create your own adventure? Explore the backroads of America with this quarterly guide on motels, diners and must-see attractions from sea to shining sea.
For the Business-Minded
Inc.: Go-getters looking to start or grow their businesses will find everything from leadership tips, profiles on up-and-comers and reviews on tools of the trade in this popular magazine.
Fast Company: Keep tabs on the very latest in business trends, like social media and must-have gadgets, plus a peek at what’s working for today’s most innovative companies.