Written on: 08/01/2011
I subscribed to this magazine for a year and was sadly disappointed. Most of the recipes I tried in here were either mediocre or inedible. There's an odd emphasis on using Dijon mustard as a flavouring. And some of the same recipes are repeated.
However, a handful of recipes by guest cooks are very good. There are also some fun articles on food culture, useful products and restaurants.
Conclusion: visually scintillating but lacking in substance.
Written on: 18/06/2009 by jules101 (2 reviews written)
I have subscribed to BBC Good Food Magazine since 1993 but have recently ended my subscription in 2008. Unfortunately for me the magazine has become too 'trendy' and has moved too far away from proper home cooking. Recipes now call for ingredients to be 'thrown' or 'splashed' in (what's wrong with using plain English) and invariably involve using something that is ready-made such as sauces or bagged ready prepared veg. The emphasis now seems very much on saving time which comes at the... (read more)