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Ruth's picture

What do you do with past issues of Fine Cooking?

  • Save them
  • Toss them, after I clip the recipes of interest
  • Save some, toss some
  • Pass them along
  • Other

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MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #1 of 51)

Good grief!  Of course, we save them!  Everyone here knows that it is against the law (must be a law about this somewhere) to clip recipes...and seriously, no one would dare throw one away!  Philostines!



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marie-louise's picture

(post #32567, reply #4 of 51)

I recycled years of them (after clipping the recipes I wanted to try.) Now I give them to my husband to put in his exam rooms. (Okay, there may still be a page or two missing.)

I am enjoying the best-of magazine editions. I'd much rather go to one chicken issue to look for a FC chicken recipe than search through a stack of magazines.

MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #6 of 51)

Nothing ticks me off worse than picking up a magazine in a waiting room or exam room and seeing an article about a dish I'm interested in, then finding out that someone has clipped the recipe.  Copy it, surely everyone has access to a copying machine, but don't ever clip it. 



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marie-louise's picture

(post #32567, reply #7 of 51)

The way I look at it, we are providing something for free for people to read while they're waiting. (He's not in private practice, so this isn't part of his expected services if people have to wait because he is caring for someone else's sick child. It's just a nice thing he does.) If people want a pristine magazine to read, they should bring their own.

MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #8 of 51)

Wow!  Never really took that attitude.  Guess people should be grateful for whatever crumbs you decide to toss them?  Seriously, I don't think people expect "pristine" magazines, but they should have a right to read an article through without finding a hole in the page where the recipe should be. 



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Adele's picture

(post #32567, reply #9 of 51)

Easy now!  I've seen people waiting at Doctor/Dentist offices tear out articles, recipes, and once saw a woman stick the whole magazine in her purse! 


 


But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #10 of 51)

So have I, but even that seems a bit less offensive than deliberately stocking the room with magazines with pages (or parts of pages) missing and feeling people should be happy with whatever they get. 



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Jillsifer's picture

(post #32567, reply #11 of 51)

I've found it's pretty effective to ask. In my experience, nobody has refused a polite request to make a copy on their machine. At the hair salon, I once asked if I could borrow a magazine to copy a few pages and the owner just told me I could have the whole thing.


 


 


 

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marie-louise's picture

(post #32567, reply #16 of 51)

Would you rather I just put it in the recycling bin if I choose to clip a recipe out of my magazine, rather than share it after I am done w/ it? That would certainly be easier for me.

MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #18 of 51)

I suppose I just wonder why you clip recipes at all?  I'm one who will clip things from the newspaper, but if there's a recipe I want to try from FC, I will either photocopy it or copy from the web and print it out.  I just cannot imagine clipping recipes from a magazine I enjoy so much, but it's your magazine, so you do what you want.



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Gretchen's picture

(post #32567, reply #19 of 51)

Each to his/her own perhaps?  ;o)

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Aberwacky's picture

(post #32567, reply #22 of 51)

If I was the parent of one of your husband's patients, I would be grateful to have a Fine Cooking to read, clipped articles or not.  The rare magazine founds at my doctors' offices these days is usually on some topic I don't care to read. 


Heck, providing magazines for patients to read is not required.  It's not a library, after all!


Leigh


 


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Jean's picture

(post #32567, reply #24 of 51)

I totally agree with Leigh.  The magazines that are in my Dr's office are totally boring -- most of them are educational health related things that don't take your mind off the fact that you're waiting to see a doctor.  ;-/



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Adele's picture

(post #32567, reply #25 of 51)

The Dr. I go to now has, are you ready?  Food and Wine, Gourmet, Bon App and something I can't remember.  Pretty cool.  I did mention he needed Fine Cooking- LOL

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Marcia's picture

(post #32567, reply #27 of 51)

Ditto! Come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen a FC in a doctor's waiting room. I'd be very pleased.

ouzo's picture

(post #32567, reply #34 of 51)

I'd be surprised to see FC or any Tauton Press publication at a dr's office or gym - they are on the expensive side.  I am not complaining about the price - they are good publications that are worth keeping.  I love the index guy's index, it has made finding recipes so simple. 


I've got FC issues (magazines that is, not emotional baggage) going back to 1998 and Homebuilding going back further. 


Am  I the only one who loves the back cover?

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Aberwacky's picture

(post #32567, reply #35 of 51)

No, I, too loved the Artisan foods on the back cover.  Too bad they changed it and are now hiding the Artisan foods on the inside and put a recipe on the back cover.


Leigh


 


I am a domestic goddess!  I deserve three ovens (and two dishwashers)! I am a domestic goddess!  I deserve three ovens (and two dishwashers)! I am a domestic goddess!  I deserve three ovens (and two dishwashers). . .

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pamilyn's picture

(post #32567, reply #38 of 51)

I loved the artisnal food on the back cover too. I'm really bummed they changed that. Li, or anyone...are you listening? I doubt they will change it back though.

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The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Li's picture

(post #32567, reply #39 of 51)

The Artisan Foods column is still in the magazine; just not on the back cover.

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pamilyn's picture

(post #32567, reply #40 of 51)

I know. It was just so nice to have it on the back cover. A real educational tool for people.

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

AnnL's picture

(post #32567, reply #41 of 51)

It stood out more on the back cover.  It was the first thing I would look at.  The Make It Tonight isn't really much different than the recipes in the Q&D pullout at the back of every issue. 

AnnL
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in Central Mass.

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Gretchen's picture

(post #32567, reply #42 of 51)

Yes, I thought it was a bit "classy"--different from any other magazine.

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Adele's picture

(post #32567, reply #43 of 51)

Is there a 'best' way for those of us that really liked it on the back cover to voice our displeasure?  Email someone?  Write?   I now realize I always looked at the back cover before opening the mag.  Do not like this change at all.  :(

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Biscuit's picture

(post #32567, reply #45 of 51)

I guess I'm in the minority - I like the change.  I like seeing that "quick" recipe there. 

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pamilyn's picture

(post #32567, reply #44 of 51)

Gretchen put it perfectly. Very Classy and different. Who do we write to? Pamilyn

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

The purpose of Art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls

Li's picture

(post #32567, reply #46 of 51)

To email the editors: fc@taunton.com.

I will also forward this thread to the editors.

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Syb's picture

(post #32567, reply #47 of 51)

You can let the 'powers that be' know that ITA with those who like seeing the main recipes on the spine of the magazine.  I don't know if other publications do that, but I think it was a clever idea.  Now I just have to find a place to store my FCs at eye level instead of ankle level.  That would make life so much easier.

Rhea's picture

(post #32567, reply #36 of 51)

"I wanted to send them a letter asking if I could have the option of not having the editor's saccharin ramblings about farm life in New England included in my subscription. (One of my college professors who lived on her in-laws' 150-year-old family farm in Virginia used to refer to his type as "playing Walden".)"


 


Hehehe!!! This made me laugh! I think they finally changed him out of that damn bow tie,...now if only they could put him in some spectacles that are not big enough to burn a colony of ants!!!


I ,like most of you guys here keep every issue, and thanks to ebay have managed to almost complete the set. I must admit that while it would be easier for me to just  look at the yearly index for a recipe, I have a crazy system that I use to make sure I make use of the earlier issues. At the beginning of each month I pull out a few of the past issues pertaining to the same month and pick a handful of recipes to cook for the weeks ahead.


I've wondered if there should be one of those stickers out there that says..."in case of fire, save my cat AND all FC issues....!" :) 

I can't even afford the lifestyle I don't want...

Glenys's picture

(post #32567, reply #48 of 51)

Hehehe!!! This made me laugh! I think they finally changed him out of that damn bow tie,...now if only they could put him in some spectacles that are not big enough to burn a colony of ants!!!

He actually came and "spoke" at Books to Cooks here in Vancouver. The event sold out. You don't know how many women thought he was over the top "nerd" sexy. They really, really liked him.

MadMom's picture

(post #32567, reply #49 of 51)

I have to shake my head at members of my gender.  Sexy!  Oh well, some women fall in love with convicted murderers.  No accounting for taste.



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