FROM THE MAGAZINE SHELF is an occasional feature of the FOUNTAINDALE LIBRARY REFERENCE BLOG. Postings will highlight titles that you might find of interest, but haven’t yet picked up to read and explore.

Food Network Magazine is an almost monthly publication (it comes out ten times a year) that our library added to its collection this year. The popularity of the magazine is clear because the issues get checked out as quickly as they are returned.  For many of our customers, it’s the “go to” magazine when they want to create tasty, attractive, and eye-appealing food. A look through the June 2012 issue, pictured here, will quickly show you why it has such a following.

Each issue offers recipes and articles from many of the chefs who appear regularly on the Food Network TV programs. In addition, the magazine includes feature articles with behind-the-scenes views of shows and kitchens. The magazine is also a good source for information about useful kitchen tools, interesting food products, new restaurants, and what cooks and chefs across this nation are up to.

Take a look at the Recipe Index that appears in each issue. It would be hard to not find several items to add to your “I want to prepare THAT!” list. The magazine offers something for nearly everyone who is interested in food and creating it. Its strong appeal comes, in part, from its ability to offer its content to people of all ages and skill levels.

This year’s Summer Reading theme of Reading Is So Delicious offers a great opportunity to broaden your reading. Why not give Food Network Magazine some time in between your regular reading? You may just discover your new BFFN (Best Food For Now)!

– Tom D.

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