Anna Brones over
at the Huff Post sat down and took a hard look at three magazines:
Cooking with Paula Deen, Everyday with Rachael Ray, and
Bon Appétít. Among her questions, if they're
promoting the same food, why do we have different reactions to
them? For example, "Rachael Ray gives me a handful of fried chicken
recipes and I cringe, but Bon Appétít says the food is
"trending" and I start to think about what gluten free type of
batter I can come up with?"
So are Rachael's and Paula's magazines (and, by extension, their
TV shows) not really worthy of "serious" thought by sophisticated
food types, or is it just a form of snobbish pretension? And should
anyone feel "ashamed" for admitting to enjoying the Deen and Ray
magazines? A lot of food for
thought in this article.
And for those who haven't caught up on the latest activity at
EYB, check out our growing magazine collection - we now have over 650 magazines
indexed, and counting.