Comments: Saveur the Cheapness


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!

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.

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...

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..

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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