Food Magazines

Food magazines encompass a distinct genre of the magazine medium focused on myriad food-related issues. From the earliest incarnations of the genre, food magazines managed to reflect as well as contribute to the generational understandings of food and food culture in the United States. While early food magazines tended to be associated with domesticity and home cooking, modern food magazines display a wider focus. Common features of contemporary food magazines include culinary travel articles, features on professional chefs and restaurants, food trend spotlights, and recipes. Most large circulation national food magazines are published monthly, while other food magazines are published bimonthly, quarterly, or even annually.

Although the magazine industry in general has experienced dwindling sales figures and decreased circulations, food magazines have continued to be one ...

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