Saturday, March 24, 2012

Bitchin' in the kitchen

I know I am going to regret this. However...

I renewed my subscription to Cooking Light magazine.

The price just came down too low. I just could not help it. They gave it to me for $8 a year. I wrote a check. Heck, I had just bought a publicity photo of Leonard Pennario for what, $30? What are a few magazines?

Back to Cooking Light. It was just so cheap I had to say yes. But already I am worrying it will start to bug me. I was just cooking out of one of my old issues, from a year ago. I made Italian Roast Chicken, just today. But I was reminded of the things that bug me. The lecturing on sustainable fish. I hate that! And the accusatory articles titled things like: "Your Chicken Is Incinerated." "Your Gravy Is Soupy." "Your Mashed Potatoes Are Lumpy."

How demoralizing is that?

And here is another thing: Even the ads are picking it up!

There was an ad in this one magazine: March 2011 we are talking about. The ad goes blah blah blah about something or other and then proclaims, in big letters:


The ad was for some drug or other, I think. It sure tapped into this magazine's mentality.

But still there I was today, cooking out of it. And that Italian chicken did not turn out too bad.

Anyway, for better or worse, here I go.

Once more unto the breach!

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