In late 2009 someone gave me a stack of Gourmet Magazines. Realizing that this magazine was soon to be discontinued, I decided to honor it by making most of the recipes in one issue and blogging about the experience. This was so much fun and I heard quite a bit of good feedback so I decided to continue the challenge of picking random cooking or food-centered magazines and blogging about the experience.
Many of us look through these magazines and are put off by the number of ingredients or difficulty of preparation, if not by the beautiful professional photography that we feel we can never replicate. I've set out to prove that these recipes CAN be made without a test kitchen, an endless food budget and pantry, sous chefs and that it can look good without professional photography and touch-ups.
My reviews are honest and straightforward and my pictures are untouched and unprofessional. They just show the food as it REALLY is. And mostly, it's very, very good.