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The best food magazine on the market
BBC Olive Magazine
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BBC Olive Magazine
Advantages: Good articles, well written, well presented
I get this magazine through subscription for just under 30 quid a year and personally I think it is the best food magazine on the market, I also subscribe to Good Food and think Olive is much more interesting in its content, design and attitude.
The magazine presents itself in a funky modern way, with glossy front cover and generally a supplement, recent ones have included top 50 recipes and italian food booklets which are small and very handy in the kitchen.
The magazine has a standard content with a letters page, then news on food issues around the UK, there is then a content of 7 days food for under 35quid which throws up some awesome and interesting recipes, there is then the monthly theme, be it summer barbeques, italian food, cooking for kids, it takes around 10 pages and is generally innovative, easy to follow and has some great food shots.
There is a challenge Gordon Ramsey slot where a reader creates their favourite recipe, the angry Scot creates his version and a panel judges who is best.
A section looks at restaurants in a certain city in Europe or the UK and another offers reviews of cookbooks, uk eating venues etc.
Overall the magazine is a great read and its the kind of thing you can keep coming back to over time. It is colourful and good value really when you consider what you could make from the recipes available in the budget section.
I like this magazine a lot and having tried other foodie magazines can confirm this is my favourite. It offers a subjective but irreverent look at food and cooking and doesn´t take itself too seriously it covers all areas of food and cooking and isn`t afraid to innovate.
Summary: The best food magazine on the market