I first laid eyes on Yummy Magazine five years ago. It looked interesting, so we brought a copy home, along with another local food magazine we used to buy. We eventually stopped buying that other mag, but Yummy remained a magazine staple for us. So when a complimentary copy of the March 2012 edition arrived in our house, we started arguing about who gets to read it first. (My mother beat me because I was multi-tasking with Draw Something. :P)
Flipping through the pages, I immediately noticed a difference in look. There are a lot of handwritten fonts, page elements have been moved around, headers and column pages have been redesigned. Of course, while new things have been added, Yummy’s signature mouthwatering food photos are still there, consistently eliciting ooh and aahs and horrible hunger pangs.
As always, Yummy’s articles make for interesting reading. The Bottling 101 article not just provided information, it helps get ideas going, encouraging experimentation. I immediately flagged the Homemade Taco Seasoning recipe a must try. Plus the Bistek Wrap suggestion? I wanted to eat the photo so badly!
Aside from the March edition, I also got a chance to leaf through Yummy’s new Everyday Pasta recipe book. It’s a good addition to any pasta lover’s arsenal, mostly because of old favorites (gigantor meatballs anyone?), renditions of restaurant fare (truffled mac and cheese!) and interesting new ideas (caesar salad pasta!). I haven’t had the chance to cook anything from the recipe book yet, but from what I’ve seen so far, the recipes are simple and quite doable.
Once again, Yummy has provided us with winners that can be counted on to beef up your kitchen repertoire. These two offer a great excuse to go back to the kitchen. So, go ahead, grab a copy and get cooking. Your family and friends will love you for it.