From Too Many Chefs -

March 30, 2004
Saveur the Cheapness

Cooking with Amy has a link to a site that will take you to a site where you can subscribe to Saveur for under $5 ($4.69 to be exact)

Amy describes Saveur:

Saveur is like the National Geographics of food and cooking. Not only are there recipes, but stories on origins of different kinds foods, drinks, ingredients and culinary traditions. Their emphasis is on authenticity but it's not at all snooty. It's here you will discover unusual ingredients and little known places to shop and dine.

I'm a fan of the magazine, and we get no cut of the action. You will have to pay via PayPal or credit card to take advantage of the offer.

I'd link the post, but Cooking With Amy doesn't have any perma-links I could find. If you'd like to find it, March 29th, 2004, 5:40pm is the date/time of the post

Posted by Barrett in Maryland at March 30, 2004 4:06 PM | TrackBack

My sister gave me a year's subscription to Saveur a couple of years ago and while I was very grateful for the imaginative gift it never turned into something I looked forward to reading each month. To me it seemed more like a travel magazine that happens to deal with food - loads of restauarant reviews for cities I'll never visit and stories about out of the way places with unusual food. Personally, I much prefer Gourmet but I guess it's just a matter of taste!

Posted by Meg in Paris on March 31, 2004 at 12:37 AM

For recipes, I usually like Bon Appetit, but Saveur always has one article I think is worth reading. That's where I read about casu marzu, that lovely Sicilian cheese known for its maggot infestations. It was fascinating.

Posted by Barrett on March 31, 2004 at 7:30 AM

You are a food geek, my friend. I don't know if it means I'm just not adventurous enough or what but those kind of articles always leave me feeling like the author is just bragging about knowing something obscure. I'd rather get on with the recipes and so on...

Posted by Meg in Paris on March 31, 2004 at 9:38 AM

I'm interested in the culture around the food. It's nice to know how to barbeque a pig, but their article last year about pig roasts in southern Louisiana was a treat to read. Saveur covered technique, history, and the atmosphere around a modern steel barrel roasting.

I think they even won a Beard award for food journalism for the article..

Posted by Barrett on March 31, 2004 at 9:56 AM

Oh well, maybe I just hit a bum year for them - it was a few years ago!

Posted by Meg in Paris on March 31, 2004 at 10:54 AM

That's wonderful. Do you know whether or not the site is legitimate?
-ps, really enjoy your blog :)

Posted by Sheena on March 31, 2004 at 1:28 PM

I don't for sure, but I signed up for it with an AmEx since they're MURDER on fraud. I'm rather trusting Cooking with Amy, who's been around for a while and seems to be a good egg. I'll let you know when I get my magazine and my bill.

Thanks for the kind words about the blog!

Posted by Barrett on March 31, 2004 at 3:14 PM

I've ordered lots of magazines from that site and never had a problem. It takes a bit to get the first issue but I think that's the usual for most places that offer subscriptions. The site has really made me a magazine junkie. I'm kicking myself for missing Saveur here, because I just got a subscription for Saveur on ebay. Fortunately, it wasn't for too much more.

Posted by ladygoat on March 31, 2004 at 6:47 PM

Actually if you put in the code "AMAZBARAUG" they reduce the price down to $3.99 here's the link:

Enjoy! Sorry if it's too food geeky for some, but I like it.

Posted by Amy on April 1, 2004 at 10:39 AM

I missed that the first time out. Lucklily I figured out the code system before we got subscriptions to a couple other non-food magazines.

Posted by Barrett on April 1, 2004 at 11:53 AM