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Bon Appetit Magazine

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  • Bon Appetit: A Page Licker

    Oct 21, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great recipes & beautiful pictures
    Cons: Pages stick together when drooled upon

    Summary: Bon Appetit: A Page Licker I received a subscription to Bon Appetit as a Christmas gift last year. At first I thought it was a thoughtful gift given to me because I love to cook. However, my suspicion is leading me to believe that I ... read more

  • Bon Appetit Magazine: Culinary Creations for Your Next Gathering

    Sep 11, 2011 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The recipes; The writing; The enticing photgraphs
    Cons: Photos sometimes look unreal

    Summary: Food is an integral part of most any function and the right food can make an entertaining event that much better and more memorable. One magazine that combines great food with celebrations and entertainment is Bon Appetit. Let's take a closer look ... read more

  • Bon Appetit Magazine

    Aug 17, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great photos, great recipes
    Cons: A bit heavy on the advertizing

    Summary: This is a great magazine whether you are into cooking or not. Hubby loves to cook so he reads this cover to cover and I sort of scan it for the great looking pictures. Once in awhile they have a recipe I'm willing to tackle. Recently they had a simple ... read more

  • Packed with easy to make recipes

    Aug 16, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Plenty of recipes that do not require much skill
    Cons: Occassionally recipes are similar to past ones.

    Summary: I started to subscribe to Bon Appetit 10 years ago and have faithfully re-subscribed ever year. I began subscribing because I was getting married to a man whose mother was a gourmet cook, and I could barely boil water. This magazine has helped to turn me ... read more

  • The Discerning and Intellectual Cook’s Magazine of Choice

    Aug 5, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Well-written; cutting edge art design & photography; in touch; relevant.
    Cons: None

    Summary: The world of cooking, gourmet and otherwise magazines is festooned with glossy covers adorned with tempting dishes of un-nameable foods we are supposed to enjoy preparing. But Bon Appetit Magazine has them all whipped with its life-sized ... read more

  • Expand your Food and Entertainment Horizons with Bon Appetit

    Aug 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Clear, Concise, Well Written, Nice Photos, Accessible
    Cons: Not everyone is a Hamptons socialite or strives to be

    Summary: Back from the Hamptons or the Cape and looking to make all those great meals that you had while you ... read more

  • What Happened to the Good Old Days?

    May 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Good recipes.
    Cons: Too much advertisement.

    Summary: I had been a subscriber for several years. I let my subscription lapse and when I renewed, I found that the magazine had a new editor. Unfortunately, the new editor has taken to placing more advertisements than recipes. Searching through the magazine ... read more

  • Used to be a Favorite

    May 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Beautiful Photography
    Cons: Way too much hidden advertising

    Summary: Bon Appetite used to be my absolute favorite cooking magazine in the world. I have read it for many years. Lately, though, the magazine has become overly commercialized. They have a lot of what I call hidden ads. These are ads for products ... read more


    Mar 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: A gourmet cooking magazine that is actually useful.
    Cons: Sometimes prints recipes back to back which is bad for clipping.

    Summary: I used to read this magazine in the library and copy recipes I liked. Then I found I wanted the whole magazine and subscribed at one of those bargain rates. I clip everything I think I might want. I put the clippings into my personal cookbook which I ... read more

  • Bon Appetit Today - Good Dinner Tomorrow

    Mar 22, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Practical, usable recipes in every issue.
    Cons: Doesn't come often enough.

    Summary: Bon Appetit is my favorite food/cooking magazine, and as a self-proclaimed "chef", that is saying a lot. Before I describe what I like about this magazine, let me qualify my epinion by saying that I AM A MAGAZINE JUNKIE , especially when it ... read more

  • Raise a glass to Bon Appetit!

    Feb 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Always something to try
    Cons: Sometimes really strange recipes...

    Summary: As an avid cook, I am always looking for a good recipe to try. In this age of computers, there are plenty of great recipes that you can find on or, but it's always fun to get my monthly issue of Bon Appetit. One of the best ... read more

  • Bon Appetit - Aids me in my "Great Cook" reputation

    Jan 24, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Recipes are well written and attractively presented. Those pictures alone make me hungry.
    Cons: I would like more meatless options.

    Summary: I am one of those people who loves food. I love to cook it and eat it but I also love to read about it and talk about it and serve it to my loved ones. Since I do love food so much, I have a collection of recipes for all occasions but Bon Appetit keeps ... read more

  • A Vegetarian Learns How to Roast a Cider Basted Turkey

    Jan 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: can make anybody look like a gourmet cook
    Cons: sometimes seems a bit elitist

    Summary: I don't eat meat; I probably love Bon Appetit, "America's Food and Entertaining Magazine" more than I should. I've had subscriptions to the vegetarian monthlys, like Vegetarian Times, and I own just about every vegetarian cookbook you can imagine. ... read more

  • Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: great recipes, gorgeous pictures, good feature articles
    Cons: can get it all for free on internet...

    Summary: I have been receiving this magazine for over four years now, and am still excited every month when it arrives in the mail. The pictures, feature articles, and recipes are almost always enjoyable. I've also found that the recipes in Bon Appetit are more ... read more

  • There are some EASY recipes also!!

    Dec 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Wonderful Food in Beautiful Settings
    Cons: Over the counter price: $$$$

    Summary: If this looks familiar...when I was new to epinions...I put this review in wrong category...under QUICK MEALS...sorry for the misunderstanding... Bon Appetit and Gourmet offer much to ogle and salivate over. I enjoy both publications [I think ... read more

  • You too can be a gourmet chef

    Nov 25, 2000 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Subscription price, quantity of recipes
    Cons: Some recipes have hard-to- find ingredients

    Summary: Though I love cooking, with today's lifestyle what it is, most of the time it's all I can do to throw a frozen dinner in the microwave. I first picked up an issue of Bon Appetite to get some ideas for an upcoming party. Well this magazine ended up ... read more

  • You too can be a chef!

    Oct 15, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great recipes, interesting food facts, good photography
    Cons: annoying feature articles about lavish parties

    Summary: No, I'm not a gourmet chef. In fact, my kids think scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast and frozen blueberries is a first rate meal. However, I do love to eat. And every now and then I get inspired. That's where Bon Appetit Magazine comes in. ... read more

  • My Bible

    Oct 12, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Most everything
    Cons: Only issued monthly

    Summary: Bon Appetit magazine, as far as I'm concerned, is probably the best publication out there. It's content is a step or two above the average "cooking" magazine. And that, precisely, is what I like. At the same time is not esoteric where ... read more

  • Bon Appetit a magazine for every appetite

    Oct 3, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: many times total meal plans given from soup to nuts
    Cons: I dislike recipes that continue on a different page

    Summary: I have been subscribing to Bon Appetit for the past 27 years. It has come a long way baby...One of the regular articles that I find most interesting is the request for recipes from various restaurants from around the world. What a great way to relive a ... read more

  • Bon Appetit for Guests

    Sep 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: As beautiful as it is delicious!
    Cons: Too many recipes call for folding in egg whites...

    Summary: Bon Appetit has magnificent, show-stopping recipes! Each recipe that I have tried has resulted in a dish that was as appealing to the palette as it was to the eye. The beautiful photographs help to inspire the would-be chef in me. As much ... read more

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