Anyway, it's well organized and if you love foodnetwork, you'll probably like this magazine. I heard they already approved a second test issue for January.
Here are updates on some of the other food mags:
Bon Appetit - November 2008
This is one of my favorite holiday issues so far. It of course focuses on Thanksgiving. There are lots of recipes for turkey and sides but my favorite is the "Purely Pumpkin" section which has all sorts of pumpkin dessert recipes like Pumpkin Spice Layer Cake with Caramel and Cream Cheese Frosting, Pumpkin and Brown Sugar Creme Brulee, and Pumpkin Cheesecake with Marshamallow Sour Cream Topping and Ginger Snap Crust (hey, I didn't say they were healthy desserts).
Everyday with Rachael Ray - December 2008
This issue advertises $91, 230 dollars worth of free gifts. Gifts range from cooking sets, knives, and trips to even a bag of Rachael Ray Dog food - just what we all need! Though the recipes in this magazine aren't usually all that great, there is a cookie section in this issue that actually looks pretty good. My favorite section of Everyday is the Taste Test, where they test different brands of a certain type of store bought food and rate their favorite. This month the taste test is frozen appetizers, which I think is a bit of a stretch since many of us don't bother with them.
Cooks Illustrated - November/December 2008
I don't have much information on this one since I don't have a subscription yet and I couldn't find it in the stores. I know that this is a very good magazine though and it really focuses on recipes and food as well as step by step instructions. Subscriptions are more expensive at $24.99 for 6 issues but it seems worth it. Or, you could just watch the show "Cooks Country from Americas Test Kitchen" on PBS (my new favorite!) that the founder and publisher, Christopher Kimball, hosts.
Gourmet - November 2008
The cover gives it away - your standard Thanksgiving issue. I haven't looked at it in detail but I don't see anything special here.
Saveur - November 2008
One of the more sophisticated of the food mags, offers some insteresting articles. There are recipes and huge photos of some gourmet Thanksgiving sides like Oyster Stuffing and Cranberries with Port. This is a quality mag but their recipes always require fancy ingrediants I can't find. Check out the pie crust on the cover - looks almost too pretty to eat.