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  1. #1
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Cook's Illustrated online

    http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    Money well spent? Money wasted?
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    George Shirley Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > Money well spent? Money wasted?

    IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    rehash of the magazine.

  3. #3
    Cindy Hamilton Guest

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    On Jan 5, 5:48*am, Melba's Jammin' <barbschal...@earthlink.net> wrote:
    > http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > Does anyone have a paid subscription? *
    > Money well spent? *Money wasted?


    Probably wasted, but it's not very much money. I mostly use it
    for searching for recipes. If they turn up in an issue that I have,
    I get it off the shelf. Otherwise, I print it.

    Cindy Hamilton

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    Nina Guest

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    On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >> Money well spent? Money wasted?

    >IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    >when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    >rehash of the magazine.


    Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine subscription,
    unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was searchable... I subscribed
    to the magazine for a while, fun to read but I can never find what I
    want when I want it, and then I get tired of the magazine clutter. So
    to me it was worth it; it's a nice site, and if you like the magazine,
    it is much the same but, well, searchable and doesn't take up space on
    the shelf.

    Nina



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    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

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    Melba's Jammin' <[email protected]> news:barbschaller-
    [email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > Money well spent? Money wasted?


    I've not had the online subscription but in the past I did have the
    magazine subscription. I found it useful but at some point decided to
    cancel the subscription. There was too much clutter with the magazine
    although I've stored them and still reference them now and then. The online
    subscription is probably more appealing to me because you won't have the
    clutter and can access information more readily. Just my thoughts.

    Michael



    --
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    words.”
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  6. #6
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    In article <6Zm8l.2925$[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > > Money well spent? Money wasted?

    > IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    > when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    > rehash of the magazine.


    Nah, you get it free for 14 days. I haven't tried that yet ‹ I almost
    did a couple months ago when I was looking for an old recipe and didn't
    especially want to dig through my archived magazines. An online search,
    though, turned up the CI recipe I wanted. Too bad I don't remember what
    it was for! LOL! Anyway. . . .I understand it's the CI mag and more of
    the America's Test Kitchen stuff.
    Thanks, Jorge. Look out for them banana peels. '-)
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor>
    December 27, 2008, 7:30 a.m.: "I have fixed my roof,
    I have mended my fences; now let the winter winds blow."

  7. #7
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Nina <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > >> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > >> Money well spent? Money wasted?

    > >IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    > >when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    > >rehash of the magazine.

    >
    > Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine subscription,
    > unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was searchable... I subscribed
    > to the magazine for a while, fun to read but I can never find what I
    > want when I want it, and then I get tired of the magazine clutter. So
    > to me it was worth it; it's a nice site, and if you like the magazine,
    > it is much the same but, well, searchable and doesn't take up space on
    > the shelf.
    >
    > Nina


    Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they came
    out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search, too.
    Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor>
    December 27, 2008, 7:30 a.m.: "I have fixed my roof,
    I have mended my fences; now let the winter winds blow."

  8. #8
    Nina Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > Nina <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >> >> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >> >> Money well spent? Money wasted?
    >> >IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    >> >when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    >> >rehash of the magazine.

    >>
    >> Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine subscription,
    >> unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was searchable... I subscribed
    >> to the magazine for a while, fun to read but I can never find what I
    >> want when I want it, and then I get tired of the magazine clutter. So
    >> to me it was worth it; it's a nice site, and if you like the magazine,
    >> it is much the same but, well, searchable and doesn't take up space on
    >> the shelf.
    >>
    >> Nina

    >
    >Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they came
    >out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search, too.
    >Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.


    I do, too, but <sigh> I am just buried in paper. There's got to be an
    end somewhere...

    Nina



  9. #9
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    Nina <[email protected]>
    news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking

    > On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>In article <[email protected]>,
    >> Nina <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    >>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>> >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >>> >> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >>> >> Money well spent? Money wasted?
    >>> >IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it
    >>> >did when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it
    >>> >to be a rehash of the magazine.
    >>>
    >>> Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine
    >>> subscription, unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was
    >>> searchable... I subscribed to the magazine for a while, fun to read
    >>> but I can never find what I want when I want it, and then I get
    >>> tired of the magazine clutter. So to me it was worth it; it's a
    >>> nice site, and if you like the magazine, it is much the same but,
    >>> well, searchable and doesn't take up space on the shelf.
    >>>
    >>> Nina

    >>
    >>Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they
    >>came out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search,
    >>too. Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.

    >
    > I do, too, but <sigh> I am just buried in paper. There's got to be an
    > end somewhere...


    That is my problem with mag subscriptions. They just seem to keep piling
    up and all I do is shuffle them around in order to dust around them. I
    like the online subscription idea though.

    Michael

    --
    “He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand
    your words.”
    ~Elbert Hubbard

    You can find me at: - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  10. #10
    Nina Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    On 05 Jan 2009 15:57:51 GMT, "Michael \"Dog3\""
    <don'[email protected]> wrote:

    >Nina <[email protected]>
    >news:[email protected] : in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> Nina <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> >Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>>> >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >>>> >> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >>>> >> Money well spent? Money wasted?
    >>>> >IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it
    >>>> >did when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it
    >>>> >to be a rehash of the magazine.
    >>>>
    >>>> Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine
    >>>> subscription, unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was
    >>>> searchable... I subscribed to the magazine for a while, fun to read
    >>>> but I can never find what I want when I want it, and then I get
    >>>> tired of the magazine clutter. So to me it was worth it; it's a
    >>>> nice site, and if you like the magazine, it is much the same but,
    >>>> well, searchable and doesn't take up space on the shelf.
    >>>>
    >>>> Nina
    >>>
    >>>Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they
    >>>came out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search,
    >>>too. Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.

    >>
    >> I do, too, but <sigh> I am just buried in paper. There's got to be an
    >> end somewhere...

    >
    >That is my problem with mag subscriptions. They just seem to keep piling
    >up and all I do is shuffle them around in order to dust around them. I
    >like the online subscription idea though.


    And I just don't have time to read them.... I swore six months ago
    that I would not buy another magazine at the store until I caught up
    on reading the ones that I have, and, you guessed it, I haven't bought
    a magazine in six months. (Doesn't help that the Economist and the
    New Yorker come every week anyway.)

    I greatly prefer reading things that are in my hands rather than on a
    computer, but for this kind of thing, the online subscription really
    works better. And of course, you can print things out.

    Nina


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    Tracy Guest

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    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > Nina <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> Nina <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>>>>> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >>>>>> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >>>>>> Money well spent? Money wasted?
    >>>>> IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it
    >>>>> did when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it
    >>>>> to be a rehash of the magazine.
    >>>> Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine
    >>>> subscription, unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was
    >>>> searchable... I subscribed to the magazine for a while, fun to read
    >>>> but I can never find what I want when I want it, and then I get
    >>>> tired of the magazine clutter. So to me it was worth it; it's a
    >>>> nice site, and if you like the magazine, it is much the same but,
    >>>> well, searchable and doesn't take up space on the shelf.
    >>>>
    >>>> Nina
    >>> Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they
    >>> came out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search,
    >>> too. Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.

    >> I do, too, but <sigh> I am just buried in paper. There's got to be an
    >> end somewhere...

    >
    > That is my problem with mag subscriptions. They just seem to keep piling
    > up and all I do is shuffle them around in order to dust around them. I
    > like the online subscription idea though.
    >
    > Michael
    >



    I know what you mean. I personally subscribe to two magazines. The DH
    gets every frickin' computer mag and business mag possible. They just
    pile up everywhere. Every now and again I find the oldest 10 or 12 and
    toss 'em. He never notices. ;-)

    -Tracy
    (I happen to know someone who works at CI -and can get recipes very
    easily...shhhh, don't tell anyone.)

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    Tracy Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    Michael "Dog3" wrote:
    > Nina <[email protected]>
    > news:[email protected]: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> In article <[email protected]>,
    >>> Nina <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 06:29:28 -0600, George Shirley
    >>>> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>> Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>>>>> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >>>>>> Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    >>>>>> Money well spent? Money wasted?
    >>>>> IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it
    >>>>> did when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it
    >>>>> to be a rehash of the magazine.
    >>>> Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine
    >>>> subscription, unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was
    >>>> searchable... I subscribed to the magazine for a while, fun to read
    >>>> but I can never find what I want when I want it, and then I get
    >>>> tired of the magazine clutter. So to me it was worth it; it's a
    >>>> nice site, and if you like the magazine, it is much the same but,
    >>>> well, searchable and doesn't take up space on the shelf.
    >>>>
    >>>> Nina
    >>> Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they
    >>> came out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search,
    >>> too. Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.

    >> I do, too, but <sigh> I am just buried in paper. There's got to be an
    >> end somewhere...

    >
    > That is my problem with mag subscriptions. They just seem to keep piling
    > up and all I do is shuffle them around in order to dust around them. I
    > like the online subscription idea though.
    >
    > Michael
    >



    I know what you mean. I personally subscribe to two magazines. The DH
    gets every frickin' computer mag and business mag possible. They just
    pile up everywhere. Every now and again I find the oldest 10 or 12 and
    toss 'em. He never notices. ;-)

    -Tracy
    (I happen to know someone who works at CI -and can get recipes very
    easily...shhhh, don't tell anyone.)

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin' wrote:

    >
    > Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines;


    yer killing poor defensless trees and contributing to global warming!

    Besides, what's he point? It's all online. I used to buy a dozen rags a
    month. When the prices skyrocketed above $5 per, I said screw this. I
    haven't bought a magazine since google came online and don't miss 'em one
    bit.

    nb

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    TammyM Guest

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    "Melba's Jammin'" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > Money well spent? Money wasted?


    I have the online subscription. Doesn't come with the mag. I like the
    searchability and don't wind up with zillions of paper magazines. I
    confess, however, that I don't use it that often these days.

    TammyM, also inundated by The Economist and New Yorker



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    Bob Terwilliger Guest

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    Barb asked:

    > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > Money well spent? Money wasted?


    I used to subscribe to the magazine, but I've never subscribed to the web
    site. One of my coworkers subscribed to the site but couldn't justify the
    cost in his mind, so he canceled his subscription.

    The best solution I've found is to buy their hardbound annual version, which
    contains the magazine issues for that entire year, along with an index for
    that year. It's a lot less clutter than keeping the individual magazines
    around. Checking the CI web site, I see than an annual magazine subscription
    costs $37.50. The hardbound annual costs $26.95 (plus shipping), and once
    you order an annual they put you on the mailing list for future annuals.

    Every once in a while CI puts out a consolidated index which spans 10 years
    or so, which makes it easier to find recipes you remember from years past
    only you can't remember *which* year it was. But there's an easier way: If
    you go onto the America's Test Kitchen web site and search for that recipe,
    you'll see the "Premium Content" banner page which tells you that you need
    to subscribe to the site to see the recipe -- but it also says what month
    and year the recipe was published in the magazine.

    Bob




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    Tamzen Cannoy Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Nina <[email protected]> wrote:


    > Last time I had it, it didn't come free with a magazine subscription,
    > unfortunately. I liked (a lot) that it was searchable... I subscribed
    > to the magazine for a while, fun to read but I can never find what I
    > want when I want it, and then I get tired of the magazine clutter. So
    > to me it was worth it; it's a nice site, and if you like the magazine,
    > it is much the same but, well, searchable and doesn't take up space on
    > the shelf.
    >
    > Nina


    Even if you don't buy the hardcover versions, if you keep your magazines
    it's well worth it to buy the indexes they publish. I don't buy it every
    year but every couple.

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    Theron Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online


    "George Shirley" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:6Zm8l.2925$[email protected]..
    > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    >> Does anyone have a paid subscription? Money well spent? Money wasted?

    > IIRC it comes free with a subscription to the magazine. At least it did
    > when I took the mag for a couple of years. Basically I found it to be a
    > rehash of the magazine.
    >
    >

    The internet Cooks Illustrated subscription is separate from the printed
    subscription. Now and then there will be a short videojug type of demo that
    is free. However it is, like Consumers Report, a separate subscription.

    Regarding Cooks Illustrated, the magazine, we've subscribed to the printed
    version for many years, probably since its inception. We had Christopher
    Kimball's food when he was the chef at the Majestic Cafe in San Francisco.
    Generally his magazine is pretty good. There is, however, only so much you
    do rehashing old recipes. It's getting a bit thin.

    Theron






  18. #18
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    On Mon, 05 Jan 2009 09:41:51 -0600, Melba's Jammin'
    <[email protected]> wrote:



    >Thanks, Nina. I like paper magazines; I've got every CI since they came
    >out in the early '80s. I like the idea of the online search, too.
    >Maybe I'll give the 14-day thing a shot and decide after that.


    I didn't think it started til the later 80s? Or maybe even later?

    I have some volumes of the Cooks Magazine that Christopher Kimball
    had before he folded that one and started CI. That was full of ads,
    and such...but had some great food in it.

    One of my favorite issues was one that was in either 85, 86 or 87. I
    say that, cause I have somehow lost that issue, and cannot check out
    the dates. However, it was an issue that had holiday desserts, and
    from whence my Pear Mincemeat Tart comes. I have a few pages of that
    issue that I copied, but there were a few more desserts in that issue
    for which I had directions now.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

  19. #19
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "Bob Terwilliger" <virtualgoth@die_spammer.biz> wrote:

    > Barb asked:
    >
    > > Does anyone have a paid subscription?
    > > Money well spent? Money wasted?


    > around. Checking the CI web site, I see than an annual magazine subscription
    > costs $37.50. The hardbound annual costs $26.95 (plus shipping), and once
    > you order an annual they put you on the mailing list for future annuals.
    > Bob


    Interesting. Problem I see with the hardbound annual is that you only
    get it once a year (logical). I'd have to wait a year to know what I
    wanted to look for. I much much prefer the individual issues to peruse
    every other month.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor>
    December 27, 2008, 7:30 a.m.: "I have fixed my roof,
    I have mended my fences; now let the winter winds blow."

  20. #20
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Cook's Illustrated online

    In article <gju370$k5$[email protected]>,
    "Theron" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > > Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > >> http://www.cooksillustrated.com
    > >> Does anyone have a paid subscription? Money well spent? Money wasted?


    > The internet Cooks Illustrated subscription is separate from the printed
    > subscription. Now and then there will be a short videojug type of demo that
    > is free. However it is, like Consumers Report, a separate subscription.


    I was getting them as free podcast videos.

    > Generally his magazine is pretty good. There is, however, only so much you
    > do rehashing old recipes. It's getting a bit thin.
    >
    > Theron


    There is that.
    --
    -Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    <http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/amytaylor>
    December 27, 2008, 7:30 a.m.: "I have fixed my roof,
    I have mended my fences; now let the winter winds blow."

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