I love food. I love magazines. And food magazines? Cannot resist. That’s why I’m still mourning the loss of Conde Nast’s Gourmet. But there are a bunch of other magazines that entice with gorgeous photos, informative articles and innovative recipes. But how to know which ones are worth your hard-earned dollars? Chicago Tribune food writer Judy Hevrdejs has written a fun and helpful story comparing seven of the top-selling food magazines. She looks at such variables as average number of recipes per issue, usability, typical reader and her gut reaction. Your local paper might have printed it. If not, read it online at My favorites are Cook’s for intriguing reads, Food & Wine for inspiration and Everyday Food for how-to guides.

And while you’re online, stop by the TimesDaily Web site and read my column at This week I wrote about an experience I had this past week, while Younger Daughter and I were babysitting 22-month-old grandson and nephew Capt. Adorable.  The Captain was overdosing on TV and the results were not pretty. I had two choices: 1) Fall back on my old parenting habits and be too lenient and indulgent or 2) employ the good parenting techniques I’d seen Older Daughter — the Captain’s mom — put into play. Read and find out what happened.

6 thoughts on “Magazines

  1. Great article….often when my child was young TV gave me a much needed break but quality time is better spent. Love your picture in article hard to believe you are a grandma. Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. I enjoyed your column (great picture btw). I like how you indulge in Cap’n adorable, yet still respect your daughters limits.

    What a lucky woman to have such a loving, willing Grandma to step in!

  3. Great link about the food magazines. I have a serious addiction to magazines, especially those about food. I love my Vegetarian Times. I’m sad about the loss of Gourmet. An article in an issue of Gourmet taught me how to make homemade ricotta cheese.

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