Culture The Best Cooking Magazines  

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From Southern Cooking to Vegetarian Times: a List of the best cooking magazines in the United States, ranked in order of popularity. Magazine that focus on cooking can specialize in anything from healthy cooking and organic ingredients to regional cuisine and comfort food. Cooking is an important part of many cultures and is a great force of social cohesion. Good cooking magazines aim to empower home cooks and help them bring quality food to their kitchen table. 

But let's be honest, many of us mainly read cooking magazines for the photographs. Which cooking magazines have the best pictures? We are partial to Saveur Magazine and Bon Apetit, but appreciate the simplicity of the recipes in the Food Network Magazine and Every Day with Rachel Ray. Looking at the best food photos is one thing, but actually be able to cook the object of our desire is quite another. The most popular cooking magazines strike a good balance of both. Vote on your favorites below!

For more popular magazine lists to vote on, check out these collections of the best men's interest magazines and the best women's magazines.
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35 12
Cook's Illustrated is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

2
28 11
Cooking Light is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Cooking

3
27 11
Saveur is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

4
27 13
Bon Appétit is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

5
23 11
Cook's Country is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

6
18 8
Taste of Home is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

7
20 12
Food Network Magazine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

8
14 10
Simple & Delicious is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

9
12 8
EatingWell Magazine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

10
11 8
Clean Eating is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

11
16 14
Southern Living is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

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11 9
Every Day With Rachel Ray is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Every Day With Rachel Ray

13
9 8
Fine Cooking is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

14
8 8
Sunset is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Gardening

15
6 6
BBC Good Food is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
BBC Good Food

16
10 11
Vegetarian Times is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

17
6 7
Gastronomica is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

18
5 6
Betty Crocker Recipe Magazine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Betty Crocker Recipe Magazine

19
6 8
Delight Gluten Free Magazine is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

20
5 8
Dish is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

21
4 8
Art Culinaire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Art Culinaire

22
3 7
Vegetarian Journal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines

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4 9
Vegan is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Vegan

24
3 8
Baking & Snack is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines
Baking & Snack

25
3 9
Cooking for Profit is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cooking Magazines