Once upon a time in 2001, I stood at a supermarket checkout. Scanning the magazine rack, as I always did, my attention was caught by a bright yellow cover and a picture of a healthy lunchbox. On further inspection, I saw a magazine devoted solely to food, which I’d never seen before… and I was so excited. No more copying recipes by hand from books I borrowed at the library – here was a magazine for less than three dollars a month and hundreds of recipes in each one! I bought every single copy of Super Food Ideas for the next four years, until I ran out of space to keep them all. Now I pinch my sister’s copies before she’s had a chance to read them… I’m awesome like that.
I still get the Christmas issues, because I love the fun ideas inside, and the bright, Christmassy covers.