Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fourteen Magazine Reviews For You and Your Family

Sports Illustrated Kids magazine addresses sports activities any method youngsters like it. Discover interviews with sports characters, amusing comic strips, amazing action pictures, and much more within every issue in Sports Illustrated Kids. Suggested for children in age ranges 10 and up.

Good Housekeeping magazine targets useful guidance about meals, wellness and child care while using the sources of the Good Housekeeping Institute. Good Housekeeping magazine promotes constructive lifestyle with regard to modern woman.

Sports Illustrated magazine is actually a weekly magazine that's the sports guru for American sports. Sports Illustrated magazine has high quality photos and news content including just about all sports; college as well as professional, women's and men's.

Entertainment Weekly magazine is the top row chair for your newest films, Television, music and much more. Every issue in Entertainment Weekly magazine provides the top in entertainment information -- each week.

Cooking Light magazine offers hundreds of delectable, healthy quality recipes in each and every issue. Discover the reason why Cooking Light magazine is easily the most well-liked food magazine in the United States.

Money magazine makes it possible to achieve your own financial targets using wise, no-nonsense ideas and techniques in order to take full advantage of your hard earned dollars.

People magazine, America's most well liked publication, furnishes your best superstars as well as real-life characters each week. People magazine is probably the most well-known celeb magazines delivering on their reputable Hollywood news.

Women's Health magazine is actually composed for the brand new era of ladies that are looking for useful information and facts about fitness. Women's Health offers advice and tips to integrate getting back into shape and thinking good thoughts about themselves within their busy daily activities.

Fortune magazine presents visitors an unequalled evaluation of industry and financial news, along with incomparable use of industry movers and shakers around the world. Fortune magazine additionally offers useful guidance on individual and yearly lists such as the "Most Powerful Women" as well as "Fortune 500."

The Food Network magazine loves any variety of cooking styles along with cuisines plus looks at the part food represents the way you prepare food, go shopping, entertain, consume and are living. Discover quality recipes in your preferred Food Network cooks within every issue in Food Network magazine.

Top rated magazine that brings together training with entertainment. This magazine offers excellent content regarding pets, scientific research, technologies, as well as amazing achievements of children all over the world. Additionally puzzles, activities, paper prints and trading cards, for children six and up!

Here is the "What's New" magazine of research and science. This magazine is showcasing the most recent advancements in vehicles, electronic devices, communications, gear, power, aviation, technology, space exploration and even more.

Consumer Reports magazine offers visitors an impartial review about vehicles, appliances for the home, consumer electronics, foodstuff, health and much more. To make sure impartial reporting, Consumer Reports magazine doesn't allow advertising. Registration consists of the Yearly April Auto Issue along with a year-end buying guide.

Bloomberg Markets magazine gives a person the inside look at expert trading. Along with unequalled use of probably the most important individuals in worldwide business and finance, Bloomberg Markets magazine lets you know exactly who wins, who will lose and who is at risk within today's worldwide business.

Cookbook and Food Magazine Addictions, Part Deux, Hardcover

We all have our weaknesses, some a bit more challenging than others. If you read my article on Cookbook and Food Magazine addictions then you'd know about my publicly admitted foibles. Apparently I still cannot show restraint as I have recently added to my growing addiction collection. I've come across some truly fantastic cookbooks and entertaining books recently; some are hardcover some are softcover, not that this even makes a difference but for my own increasing insanity of the 'ever-growing library' I've divided sharing my findings with you into Part Deux, hardcover and Part Trois, softcover. This is completely getting out of hand; I now have an on-going three part cookbook saga!

Let's start with the most endearing one, Junior Leagues, In the Kitchen with Kids Everyday Recipes & Activities. As you remember from the first article I am a former 'active' Junior League member of the Junior League of Boca Raton who with hundreds of other women played an important role in putting together Savor the Moment, Entertaining without Reservations, which ultimately became a James Beard Award Winning Book. Most Junior League Cookbooks have the reputation of being exemplary. And they are, (I have quite the JL collection as well, maybe that is Part Quatre!) because of the time and effort and enthusiasm that is poured into each 'project' nothing less than 'fabulous' is produced. Hard to understand this? Join the Junior League and you'll understand.

OK, soapbox! soapbox! I'm off. So with that said, it only stands to reason that I would hail "In the Kitchen with Kids, Everyday Recipes & Activities" as it truly is a great book for kids and their parents. First what makes this book so great is there are pictures on every page showing children making the recipe and what the item looks like finished. There are numbered blocks for each recipe 1-2-3, outlining the preparation steps in order for the child. This is a fantastic systematic approach in detailing how to get from beginning to end for the child cook without it being overwhelming. For every recipe there is a kitchen tools section that lists what hardware items are needed for your child to prepare the dish and most recipes offer a sidebar tip. This book makes cooking with kids fun. It is captivating and easy for both you and your child. This book is a great resource for finding quality time activities to do with children.

It's been unseasonably cold in South Florida this winter and quite frankly nothing keeps you warm like soup; no matter where you live, no matter how cold you are. I've discovered the New England Soup Factory Cookbook. I'm originally from New England and know a little something about cold weather and soup. I've had this book now for two weeks, I've made five recipes and I'm here to tell you each one is better than the one before it! OK so that's no surprise because the author is Marjorie Druker the executive chef and co-owner of the New England Soup Factory. Marjorie's got it going on with her recipes. I'm a soup person, hot and cold. Soup fills you up. Rushed? harried? running here and there? Just take a swig of soup, you don't even have to chew and voila! you've had your nutrition-on-the-go (some people take being busy to the extreme!) The photos are gorgeous, the recipes are easy to follow, the ingredients are easily obtainable in your supermarket and with each recipe Marjorie gives you a sidebar note of tips and useful information. Just a soup cookbook? Yes and every home cook should have one. I finally have mine.

In South Florida we have a vibrant Latin community so it is of no surprise that there are strong Latin culinary influences here as well. When something is different and new it comes with daunting impressions, Latin cooking and its respective ingredients are no different. There is so much more to Latin-American cuisine than chicken, beans and rice and salsa. Daisy Martinez the Food Network Star of Viva Daisy! Introduces you to a flavorful world of spices and ingredients and styles of cooking and preparing food that quite frankly opens doors you didn't know existed. Daisy's new book, Daisy: Morning, Noon and Night exemplifies the ease of Latin American Cooking.

Daisy has taken the mystery and apprehension out of preparing Latin Dishes. Daisy teaches you through her book that simple and wonderful is amazing and different and exotic will add a little 'zip' to your un-zipped life! I have this book because I am the biggest fan of Grilled Chicken Paillard, black beans and rice, I knew there was a world of Latin American tastes and flavors and styles out there I just had to find it. Daisy shows you how easy it is to make Empanadas and real Chimichurri (a parsley garlic sauce for steak), which by the way mine came out fabulous! But what is so great about this book is the introduction Daisy explains just how the book came to be. It's always about the stories and how they are told that makes them so compelling. I'm not going to tell you about 'the trips' what I will tell you is to go buy the book and explore just like Daisy did, you won't be disappointed, Morning, Noon or Night!

In my first article I wrote about Betty Crocker. Just starting out, you've got to have your basic Betty. Start at the beginning, learn your basics and grow from there. Well, I've discovered a new beginning. Didn't think any book could truly do what Betty's books have done for beginner cooks until I came across Your Time to Cook, a First Cookbook for Newlyweds, Couples and Lovers. You absolutely do not have to be a Newlywed, a Couple or a Lover to reap the benefits from this book. Pictures, explanations, instructions, substitutions it's all there and then some. This book is super-fantastic! If I said move over Betty there's a new game in town, I'd feel like I just drove the mother-ship into an iceberg and I simply cannot do that. The bookstores are plenty big enough for two real beginner cookbooks.

Now let's entertain. Cooking is one thing and entertaining is another. Put them together and you've got a party! The gracious and talented Rosanna Bowles has put together a seasonal guide to creating family traditions titled Coming Home (a seasonal guide to creating family traditions). Rosanna takes you down memory lane with her book of family pictures, stories and provokes recollections of your own childhood memories. Remember May Day breakfasts? Remember when your mom made you lunch for school? What about lazy, warm summer afternoons, just laying in the grass with your friends. Rosanna gets you thinking, she helps you create atmosphere and assists you in finding your lost traditions. This is a great read book. I sat on my patio last Sunday and read it from cover to cover with a few glasses of wine. It was the perfect thing to do on Sunday and when I was done with the book, I called my Mom and talked about May Day Breakfasts and Christmas Cookies. Bravo Rosanna! you've done so much more than write an entertaining book, you've given the world a little shake up of what's been lost.

So let my addiction continue, it's really not such a bad thing after all.

Christine is a lifestyle entertaining specialist and freelance writer focusing on food, wine and events in South Florida, from Palm Beach to South Beach. As the creator and editor of the South Florida Food and Wine blog Christine's focus is to write and compile up-to-date information on all things food, wine and events in South Florida. To contact Christine visit South Florida Food and Wine at:

Delicious Magazine Subscription - The Best Policy to Newer Food Recipes

Have you checked certain issues of Delicious magazine recently at some of your friend or neighbor's place? If the answer is "yes", then it is for sure that you have liked these reading materials and is now searching eagerly to have in position the issues that will soon follow up. It is for sure that these materials will serve a lot of useful purpose of you. Actually, I may be a bit wrong. Not only you, but to all those homemakers who love to collect newer ideas, these magazines will serve their purpose in the most effective way. Regular availing of these issues is important and equally helpful for the homemakers.

You may be a regular reader of the particular one, but there may be certain times when you fail to reach the bookstores within the particular period. As a result, the present issue gets sold out and this makes you not able to get in hand the particular issue. The best you can do is to look at your friend's house or your neighbor's house in order to borrow the missed out issue. This may be an irritating activity to undergo. It is always better to own a book than borrowing and reading it.

There is a particular policy that can be applied if you don't want to miss any single issue while not undergoing much effort and tension. It is known as the magazine subscription policy. It is to be noted that the Delicious magazine is a monthly one which gets in the stand on a monthly basis.

Availing the Delicious magazine subscription offer is the best policy to get in hand all the adjoining issues that gets published on a monthly basis. This will let you get the monthly issues on a regular basis without missing any particular one and more notably, all the issues will be delivered directly at your doorstep or any other preferred delivery place you have mentioned about. This will also help you in saving some of your hard earned money. If you visit the webpage of the journal,, then you will find that becoming a subscribed member of this renowned mag and will allow you to avail fifty percent discount on the cover price of each issue. Now, isn't it a great healthy deal!

Most of the subscription offers are available on a yearly basis. However, special offers on availing issues for a period of six months are also there. All these offers let you avail the mags at less cheaper prices than the original cover price of each individual issue.

However, you can avail these offers through the local book stores and mag corners also. But, if you live outside the region of the United Kingdom, then it is better to follow the internet way. While the cover price of each issue is around 3.50 (UK currency), a saving of 50% will not be a bad bargain idea, isn't it? Moreover, newer recipes are featured on every issue.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Chicago Food Tours

Chicago is known as the 2nd city, not because it is 2nd to New York but because the great Chicago fire of 1871 burned most of the city to the ground over a couple of days. The city was basically in ruins and was rebuilt, hence the nickname the 2nd city. While this city is known as the 2nd city food usually comes first. Like New York, Chicago is a melting pot of cultural diversity with neighborhoods and tons of history in many different ethnic backgrounds. While you may know Chicago for its legendary deep dish pizza there are many other authentic foods in Chicago. If you are visiting Chicago this fall, I would highly recommend taking a Chicago Food Tour sometime between a Bear game and a walk along the Chicago River. Here are the Top 3 food tours that I would recommend:

Chinatown Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour
A city without a Chinatown wouldn't be a city at all. Chinatown has the most extensive food delicacies available for your tasting. You may have some trouble with a language barrier around but use your tastebuds to get past it while you appreciate different ethnic foods in this area of Chicago. The tour is $60 for an adult/ $35 for a child. The tour departs at 10:30am and goes until the early afternoon and is available April through November. You learn of the meeting location when you purchase a ticket.

Bucktown/Wicker Park Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tours
Make sure you bring your most comfortable walking shoes and an extra hole in your belt loop as you walk thru the super hip neighborhoods of Bucktown and Wicker Park. This tour is narrated and visits six establishments that offer amazing food samples from family owned specialty restaurants to famous Chicago food stops. Along this tour you will taste everything from pastries to hot dogs. After the tour you will be able to walk around these neighborhoods and enjoy the art filled streets. This tour is available April through November and starts at 11:30am until the early afternoon. It costs $45 for adults and $15 for a child. There is room for 14 people to tour and the exact meeting location is available upon ticket purchase.

Near North Food Tasting and Cultural Walking Tours
The Near North Food Tour allows you to taste food from seven different locations in the Gold Coast, Old Town, and Lincoln Park Neighborhoods. Expect to east foods from several different cultural food staples that include Pizzerias, Jewish Del's, Chinese and Indian restaurants. The tour leaves at 11am daily, everyday, March through November. The tickets are $45 for adults and $15 for a child.