Cooking the books, er magazines

I popped into Penzey’s spice store recently and as I was paying I glanced at their cooking magazine, One.

One headline drew my eye: “Recipes for Restorative Justice.” What? Can’t they leave the politics behind? Evidently not, because it has happened before. In fact, I stopped my subscription because social issues seemed to be teamed with recipes and that’s not something I’m looking for in a food magazine. Earlier topics included prisons (complete with a picture of President Bush); immigration; and gay living. Gourmet managed to get into it, too, before it expired, with green emphasis and sly anti war articles. Bon Appetit flirts with the green movement, too, but it hasn’t gone full into that yet. Perhaps that’s why it’s still on the newsstand.

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