I have always loved cookbooks... the ones with pictures only. I'm a visual learner so I have to see the finished product to truly appreciate the recipe. I subscribe to several magazines, but this is probably my favorite. It's like receiving a big, beautiful cookbook once a month, in the mail. I'd like to be able to say that I've tried several recipes from this publication but that would be a lie. For me this magazine is more "pleasure reading" than it is a tool to assist me with cooking. I've always wanted to start a Favorite Things list (like Oprah) and this magazine would definitely make the cut.