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assibams's picture

because MY NEW ISSUE IS HERE!!!!! Yes, I'm talking about Nr 76. So tonight I will dive into the magazine, at first glance I found quite a number of things I'm going to try.


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

Heather's picture

(post #38934, reply #1 of 46)

Now how can that be fair? You live in Germany and have #76--I live in California and got #75 4 days ago?
Oh well, lucky you!! Let me know what's good so I can make it next month.

knitpik's picture

(post #38934, reply #31 of 46)

Not fair but what can we do, hey?
Check the preview like I did:)
http://www.taunton.com/finecooking/pages/fc_currentissue.asp

soccermom's picture

(post #38934, reply #2 of 46)

I just received mine and don't remember anyone in the US mentioning it. Does that mean Taunton's starting with other countries first? I'm sure I just received the holiday issues a couple of weeks ago.


 


 


 

 

 

assibams's picture

(post #38934, reply #3 of 46)

I received my holiday issue about a week ago, so maybe Taunton is trying to make up for that delay by sending the January issue extra fast :-)


Have you decided on what to try first?



Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

bookwyrm73's picture

(post #38934, reply #4 of 46)

Alabama got #76 this morning.  :-D

 


...the studious silence of the library...Tranquil brightness.    James Joyce

A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.
Henry Ward Beecher

assibams's picture

(post #38934, reply #5 of 46)

Your screenname starts with B, I'm an A, Canuck got hers. Maybe they send it out in alphabetical nickname order LOL


Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright

soccermom's picture

(post #38934, reply #6 of 46)

Actually, I think they're sending to favourites first :)

 


 

 

 

Adele's picture

(post #38934, reply #7 of 46)

All is well in FLA!  


Doesn't look like any of 'us' have tips, good roast recipes- Roast Beef with a Classic Breadcrumbs, Garlic & Herb crust.  Chocolate Desserts on Demand! (note tester!!!)Good info on dried mushrooms. Very pleasing looking quick & delicious:  Asian Beef in Crisp Wonton Cups, as well as Chicken Breast with Red Thai Curry Peanut Sauce, yummmmmmm.


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

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

Jean's picture

(post #38934, reply #8 of 46)

Isn't #76 the last one for this year?  I wonder when they'll start sending out the bound volumes?  I have my order in.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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Adele's picture

(post #38934, reply #10 of 46)

Yes Ma'am- Dec 05/Jan 06.  How do you decide what to make first when you get them all at once?

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

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

Jean's picture

(post #38934, reply #11 of 46)

Good winter reading. LOL.  I come back here to Feedback, of course.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


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A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Debby's picture

(post #38934, reply #12 of 46)

#76 is out already?!  And I just found #75 last week!!  I should never come into these particular threads!!!!......Now I'll be haunting the book stores for the next 3-4 weeks looking for that new issue..................! 


Debby 

CHandGreeson's picture

(post #38934, reply #13 of 46)

This is just a sign that you'll need to find that blue card in your stocking stating you are the proud owner of a FC Subscription.

Debby's picture

(post #38934, reply #22 of 46)

Unfortunately the postal system hereabouts leaves something to be desired......can usually spot my favorite magazines in the stores well before receiving them  in my mailbox!


Debby

Gretchen's picture

(post #38934, reply #18 of 46)

You might be ready to subscribe. I finallydid when I noticed that the newstand price had gone up a dollar.  It used to be pretty much of a wash, but no more.

Gretchen

Gretchen
Marcia's picture

(post #38934, reply #26 of 46)

I subscribed recently, too, because of sticker shock. Recieved #76 yesterday, which isn't bad since my holiday issue was a really late arrival.

knittermom's picture

(post #38934, reply #16 of 46)

You honestly must have the patience of a saint! I am having the dilemna of trying to figure out how to make the recipes in the magazines more accessible for daily menu planning and cooking. I am - gasp! - contemplating cutting out the more useful recipes and putting them into a binder, but it just kills me to cut into my collection. On the other hand, if it turns out to be _that_ painful, I can always order the bound collection. Do you find the books to be easier to use for every day?

Kris

Jean's picture

(post #38934, reply #17 of 46)

Yes, between the index guy's index and the magazines always where I can find them instead of mixed up in a stack somewhere, I'm  happy with my system. It's not like they're ever outdated.

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
knittermom's picture

(post #38934, reply #19 of 46)

My problem is that I sometimes need to browse to get ideas, and going through 70+ magazines is too time consuming. I guess I should write down ideas in 1 big browse session, but I don't know if that'll work well. I'm a "oh my gosh, it is 5 pm already, what can I make with the cabbage/greens/tomatoes from the CSA box quick!" kind of girl, <VBG>.

Kris

elizaram's picture

(post #38934, reply #20 of 46)

Oh, I hear you! Especially on the CSA stuff. Every week I clean out the refrigerator and find something from the box that expired because I didn't immediately think of something to do with it. From time to time I come across interesting recipes which use seasonal vegetables; I have been thinking about getting some kind of organizational system to file them away by season and pull them out when the time comes. But so far I have not found the time or motivation.



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knittermom's picture

(post #38934, reply #21 of 46)

I am so glad I'm not the only one who doesn't always use up her CSA produce - oh the guilt! - because it really does take time (and no nursing baby or toddler) to plan meals in advance. I keep saying I'm going to set aside some time on Sunday afternoon, but dirty laundry or a pile of dishes seem to take precedence over the luxury of menu planning.

Kris

p.s. I'm on the computer a lot today because Luke seems to be cutting his third tooth in the last 4 days, and wants to nurse (my time to get on the laptop) ALL the time!

pamilyn's picture

(post #38934, reply #32 of 46)

Elizabeth, you should get the cookbook From Asparagus to Zucchini. It is put out by Macsac...Madison area community supported agriculture coalition...whew, thats a mouthful.  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

Jean's picture

(post #38934, reply #33 of 46)

Yes you should.  I picked one up while in Madison and wish we had a longer growing seaon!

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Tana's picture

(post #38934, reply #34 of 46)

Has anyone been less than impressed with this issue? The recipes and the photos just didn't do it for me. I've yet to read the articles so there is still time for redemption. It's been a couple of years since I've been unhappy with an issue. Major bummer...

plantlust's picture

(post #38934, reply #35 of 46)

Arrived southwest of Chicago Sat, 05 NOV's mail.
Those artistic chocolates on the back are stunning. Haven't managed to look thru the rest of the issue yet.


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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with parsley sauce, goat cheese garlic mashed potatoes, Galena Cellars Niagra grape wine & Pie Boss's apple crumble topped with Ruth & Phil's sour cream/cinnamon ice cream.

Adele's picture

(post #38934, reply #37 of 46)

There is usually one issue a year that doesn't grab me, this one isn't it though!  I like the roasts and the chocolate articles.

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

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

Jean's picture

(post #38934, reply #38 of 46)

Especially the chocolates!!

Veni, vidi, velcro        I came,  I  saw,  I stuck around.


http://www.thebreastcancersite.com

A  clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
http://www.thebreastcancersite.com/
help to provide free mammograms for women in need
Aberwacky's picture

(post #38934, reply #39 of 46)

By the way, I noticed a *certain* reader got to test the chocolate recipes!  Cool!


Leigh


 


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SallyBR1's picture

(post #38934, reply #41 of 46)

I know this is a sore subject, but I have to say the photos (especially on the quick folder) are not very good. There is definitely something off with the color, the food seemed (to me) quite unappealing.

THere are tons of food blogs with SPECTACULAR photos (often without much substance on the text), I don t quite get why their photo quality could not be matched by Fine Cooking.

Having said that, I still maintain it is my favorite cooking publication and I would not even consider stopping my subscription. But as far as photos go, I think there is room for improvement.

TracyK's picture

(post #38934, reply #42 of 46)

It's easier to match colors with online photos than it is with print photos... basically it's easier to get an attractive photo if you don't have to print it. I work really closely with a graphic designer and the difference between colors onscreen and when they are printed varies widely, and depends on lots of factors.


It's really hard to judge what it's going to look like on the final version (with the exact same paper, different press, etc), and with food photos any slight variation in any one particular shade can throw off the whole balance and make something look unappealing.


Most magazines compensate for the difference by using heavily "styled" food... soap bubbles to make coffee look fresh, wax in place of ice creams, furniture stain to add rich browns to meat dishes. FC doesn't do any of that... which I personally have always appreciated, even if it brings down the photo quality slightly.


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