Food magazines are everywhere. Go to any newsagent and you are spoilt for choice. Wander into a supermarket and they are waiting at the end of an aisle or at every checkout, ready to tempt you. As an avid lover of anything food related, I find it hard to go past them, but it can’t just be any old mag with some recipes and a few stories to fill it up. Given the amount of space they can take up when you are a hoarder like me who finds it hard to let anything go, the time it takes to read one cover to cover and the cost, it needs to be interesting, current and relevant to me. One that fits the bill is Delicious magazine.
It talks about food that is in season and available locally. There are some great overseas publications, but I am a doer and much as a reader and want to be able buy fresh wasabi leaves if they have mentioned them and have a great sounding recipe. I am passionate about sustainability and quality and do a lot of my shopping at farmers’ markets. In Australia, there are some amazing primary producers who have integrity in their processes and regard for the environment, and artisan products that have been made utilizing and showcasing an outstanding array of local ingredients. So I love reading about the nominees each year in Delicious Magazine Australia for the Produce Awards which recognize “the best Australian offerings from the earth, dairy, paddock and sea”. It helps me uncover new things to buy and try.
If I am going to buy and try, then clearly I am going to cook. I enjoy creating my own recipes, but frequently turn to magazines and cookbooks for inspiration.
So there you have it. To me Delicious is a foodie magazine for foodies (a term I still like even though others may not!). As a Cooking magazine I think Delicious provides a good balance between easy weeknight meals and ideas for special occasions and entertaining.
I thought long and hard about doing this post/advertorial. There has been a lot of discussion amongst bloggers lately about the motivations of those who choose to accept freebies or get paid to write about specific topics. In the end, I decided to write it because it is a product I genuinely like and because it helps fuel my passion for food. And that passion is why I started this blog in the first place.
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