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Speaking of Saveur

#1 Post by Mark.Ricca » February 28th, 2019, 11:29 am

It was my favorite food magazine hands down. Then Adam Sachs took the EiC spot, beloved features were cut, the year end 100 issue was dropped, the number of yearly issues reduced, and I lost interest.
Adam lasted about 2 years, and now Stacy Adimando is the EiC. The content seems to have picked up a little bit, but the magazine is a mere shadow of what it used to be.

I have ten years+ of back issues going to around 2000, which I pull up in their respective monthly issue groups, and re-read for inspiration, but my current subscription will be allowed to lapse. Goddamned shame.

I ran into Coleman Andrews at a Portuguese wine event in Manhattan about two years ago. We both bemoaned the changes that had taken place.
I haven't found any other publication that comes close to taking it's place.
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#2 Post by Gary York » March 2nd, 2019, 10:11 pm

You are correct. Great content for a time. But I dropped off some time ago.
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#3 Post by Gary Schulte » March 3rd, 2019, 5:05 am

I hear you. We dropped it several years back. Sporadically an issue or two gets sent to us each year trying to lure us back in.

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#4 Post by alan weinberg » March 4th, 2019, 4:44 am

same here. Used to love it and one year just never renewed.

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#5 Post by Mark.Ricca » March 7th, 2019, 5:57 am

How about Chris Kimball's Milk Street?

I did a subscription to his print version (they full court press you for subscriptions to all media), and while I enjoy it and have taken some cues from it, it's not all that different than Cook's.

I've also heard rumors that he is an avid Deadhead, but he refuses to confirm.
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"Outside of a dog a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."
"We're a lot like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice, really like licorice."

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