I love magazine subscriptions. I love arriving in the front doorway to my apartment building, turning the little metal key in the mailbox slot, and being surprised by the folded magazine that tumbles out into my eager hands.
I may have a bit of an addiction to magazine subscriptions -- they're so cheap and make getting the mail exciting! Right now I get TimeOut New York, New York, Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Country Living, Body+Soul, GOOD, and Self.
My favorite is Bon Appetit day...today was a BA day.
I walked into my apartment, threw my things down on a chair, hunkered down on the couch with my favorite Post-it tabs, and went to town, as you can see above.
This December issue was the best I've read in quite a long time...there are so many recipes I want to make, I wish I could take off the whole month of work just to cook and bake.
Here's a list of everything I flagged -- some link love for you! (I'll update with links to the recipes just as soon as BA puts them up on their site.**updated with links!**)
1. Contributor Tori Ritchie's e-mail newsletter, tuesdayrecipe.com
2. Barbara Fairchild's mention of a New York Times Magazine piece, "Family Meal"
3. Roasted Salmon with Yam, Swiss Chard, Cabbage, and Red Wine Sauce (The sauce looks slightly complicated, but fun and delicious! Many ingredients, but nice recipe for a special meal.)
4. BA Foodist's (Andrew Knowlton) idea to give jars of pate as a host gift (I wouldn't give pate, but something else homemade in a jar...thinking...)
5. Capsule Carafe (This just looks awesome. I would love to have it on my nightstand or on my desk. Or both.)
6. Cookie Molds (I love that they double as ornaments!)
7. Playlist/Seasonal Spins -- Beck, The Little Drum Machine Boy; Pixies, Winterlong; Bob Dylan, Winterlude; David Bowie & Bing Crosby, Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy; Animal Collective, Winters Love; Elliott Smith, Angel in the Snow; Bill Withers, Wintertime (I want to check all of these out --Nice Job, Eric Steinman!!)
8. The Modern Baker by Nick Malgieri (he just gave a blurb for one of the books I'm working on at my job: Nancy Baggett's Kneadlessly Simple...he also helped her with some recipes -- I love when writers are generous!)
9. Jamie At Home by Jamie Oliver (I'M GOING TO SEE HIM AT BARNES & NOBLE IN UNION SQUARE, NYC TOMORROW, 7PM!!!!!)
10. Roast Side of Salmon with Mustard, Tarragon, and Chive Sauce (a simpler salmon recipe than #3; stil sounds really good)
11. Mac and Two Cheeses with Caramelized Shallots (I have some goat cheese in the fridge I really want to use, and soon.)
12. Sausage, Roasted Red Pepper, and Spinach Torta Rustica (I think I'll try this with vegetarian breakfast sausage; I like Morningstar's breakfast patties.)
13. Oven-Roasted Hash Browns
14. Wreath Fineries at the Wineries (I've been wanting to visit New Paltz, NY for some time! This may be the perfect reason to take this off my to-do list!)
15. $20 gets you veal tongue terrine at Liverpool House restaurant in Montreal (I don't necessarily want veal tongue terrine...no, thank you...but I DO want to go to Montreal! Another on my to-do list...)
16. Azteca Squash Soup (butternut squash, black beans, corn, cumin, yes please)
17. Christmas Galette (The filling sounds good, but I especially want to try Dorie Greenspan's so-called foolproof crust recipe.)
18. Orangette's Aunt Bill's Brown Candy (You already know I love every single thing this girl writes down.)
19. Potato-Mushroom Gratin, Cheddar and Chive Yorkshire Puddings, Broccolini with Pecan Brown Butter, Chocolate-Coffee Gingerbread with Hazelnut Poached Pears (WHAT?!)...all from "White Christmas" by Bruce Aidells.
20. Devil's Food Layer Cake with Peppermint Frosting (the pic on the magazine cover -- need I say more? I didn't think so. I knew I just bought 3 cake pans for good reason!!)
21. Every single latke and latke accompaniment recipe in "A Festival of Latkes"
22. Chalupas with Chorizo (I may try this with Trader Joe's Soy Chorizo, which is really delicious. Or I may not.)
23. The Tool/Beaterblade (I've been reading about his for a long time now...still not sure I need it, but I'll take another peek on Amazon.)
P.S. As you can plainly see, I am already out of NaBloPoMo...tough stuff.