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I made up a cup of Alpine Berry last night planning to head into bed and read a Fine Cooking magazine I hadn’t finished. Then I realized I needed to load and start the dishwasher. Then I realized I needed to make the husband lunch to take to work the next day. About 45 minutes later, my tea was barely warm. I heated it in the micro and headed to bed. It’s harder to read a magazine and drink tea in bed than it is with a book. Tea went fast and I don’t remember much about it.

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200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 15 sec
JacquelineM

How do you like that magazine? After the demise of Gourmet I’m on the lookout for new magazines – Bon Appetit is not doing it for me!

Adham

Demise of Gourmet? I’ve been out of the loop too long – sad news.

JacquelineM

Yes – around Thanksgiving of 2009 they stopped publication, and all current subscribers were given Bon Appetit or a refund. I decided to take a chance with Bon Appetit but I don’t like it. BA takes all the shortcuts (take a rotisserie chicken…take refrigerated pie dough) and no amazing articles where you feel you learn about an area’s way of life through their food, and oh oh oh no Ruth Reichl as editor! The worst part! I LOVE her writing and thank the heavens she has a blog. http://ruthreichl.com/

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Jacqueline ~~ Fine Cooking is a cook-from-scratch magazine. I don’t cook out of it as much as I’d like to, but I enjoy reading it. Last month’s had noodle dishes from all kinds of Asian noodles and homemade brioche. Stopping by B&N and paging through one should give you an idea if you like it. One other thing I really like about FC is they will give you the basic recipe for something, then give you a ton of different add-ons and amounts so you can safely create your individualized own version. Some examples are frittatas, mac-n-cheese, and last month’s cheesecakes. They also put out several more sturdy recipe collection magazines a year, which I usually buy if I have any interest in the topic. The last three I got were Soups and Stews 2010, Easy Italian, and Fast and Fresh 2010. I’m looking forward to getting Chicken next month, which has a whole roasted chicken in it. I do cook from these quite a bit. I’d say give it a try.

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JacquelineM

How do you like that magazine? After the demise of Gourmet I’m on the lookout for new magazines – Bon Appetit is not doing it for me!

Adham

Demise of Gourmet? I’ve been out of the loop too long – sad news.

JacquelineM

Yes – around Thanksgiving of 2009 they stopped publication, and all current subscribers were given Bon Appetit or a refund. I decided to take a chance with Bon Appetit but I don’t like it. BA takes all the shortcuts (take a rotisserie chicken…take refrigerated pie dough) and no amazing articles where you feel you learn about an area’s way of life through their food, and oh oh oh no Ruth Reichl as editor! The worst part! I LOVE her writing and thank the heavens she has a blog. http://ruthreichl.com/

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

Jacqueline ~~ Fine Cooking is a cook-from-scratch magazine. I don’t cook out of it as much as I’d like to, but I enjoy reading it. Last month’s had noodle dishes from all kinds of Asian noodles and homemade brioche. Stopping by B&N and paging through one should give you an idea if you like it. One other thing I really like about FC is they will give you the basic recipe for something, then give you a ton of different add-ons and amounts so you can safely create your individualized own version. Some examples are frittatas, mac-n-cheese, and last month’s cheesecakes. They also put out several more sturdy recipe collection magazines a year, which I usually buy if I have any interest in the topic. The last three I got were Soups and Stews 2010, Easy Italian, and Fast and Fresh 2010. I’m looking forward to getting Chicken next month, which has a whole roasted chicken in it. I do cook from these quite a bit. I’d say give it a try.

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

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5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

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