Reader's Digest Offers New Food Magazine
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The cover proclaims, "Voted the world's best food magazine."
Reader's Digest is now publishing Dazzling Delightful Delicious, a purse-sized periodical founded in Australia, here in North America. It hit newsstands last month. RD also is behind the wildly successful Taste of Home and Every Day with Rachael Ray food magazines.
The inaugural June/July 2006 issue focuses on the best of summer, with more than 65 dishes, all of them accompanied by luscious photographs. Celebrity cooks Jamie Oliver ("The Naked Chef") and Ainsley Harriott are just two of the contributors; the food director is Valli Little, who trained at Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in London. Jan Hazard, a longtime freelance writer, has stepped in as food editor.
The cover -- in dazzling red -- features Tomato and Olive Spaghettini, an eight-ingredient recipe that promises dinner on the table in 10 minutes. Among the stories are "Weeknight Cooking" (pear, blue cheese & roast beef salad); "Dinner with Jamie" (everyday recipes, such as paprika sirloin steak wrap); "Child's Play" (a teddy bear tea party); and "Tang Dynasty" (how citrus can add spark to savory and sweet dishes).
Food director Little offers a from-scratch menu called "Light Fantastic" for entertaining, including blue cheese dip with spring vegetables, crab & salmon quiche and chilled lemon pudding. More party food is presented by Australian chef and restaurateur Bill Granger, who entertains chef Tyler Florence of the Food Network.
Like Reader's Digest, Dazzling Delightful Delicious appears to have something for everybody, from twists on Caesar salad to tips on kitchen design, step-by-step photos for making gnocchi and an Italian summer menu. …