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love at first sight + women who cook

March 28, 2011

So I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday after church sort of by accident. I was going to the mall originally to get a new pair of black leggings but when I arrived, I discovered everything except Barnes and Noble was closed for another hour and a half. So I decided I might as well look at cookbooks.

While writing down titles to add to my Amazon wish list, I was a little distracted. My distraction was two-fold, truth be told — firstly, I was distracted by a cute guy in a green hat who was browsing through cookbooks and found myself wandering near him, attempting to pluck up the courage to say something. Instead, I found myself again distracted by this magazine, thanks to the familiar face of one Molly Wizenberg (author of Orangette, A Homemade Life and a personal heroine of mine — as you know from my post yesterday).

I immediately picked it up, saw the $14.99 price tag and scoffed. NO WAY was I going to pay $15 for a magazine. I figured I might as well flip through it while I was standing there, staring at Green Hat Guy, and I found myself unexpectedly transported.

WHERE HAS THIS MAGAZINE BEEN ALL MY LIFE. (Oh wait, it appears to be relatively new on the scene. And so completely fabulous, I about died.)

Meet Where Women Cook. I love, love, LOVE the layout, the artistry of the photography and graphics and how it focuses on the kitchens, recipes and stories of women who cook and are passionate about good food. I want to live in this magazine. Okay, I kind of want to (someday) BE in this magazine. Or maybe write for it. Or just love it forever and ever.

I found myself at the checkout after flipping through half of the magazine, simply because I couldn’t bear to not read each and every article, make notes of the recipes, get photo ideas and generally gush and swoon.

Forget random guys in green hats; THIS is true love.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. March 28, 2011 6:04 pm

    I saw it at Dorothy Lane Market (fancy pants Dayton grocery store) and wanted it so bad. I didn’t get it, but I think I might!

    There is a nice feature on Awesome Women Food Entrepreneurs in Oprah. I linked to it on my website today, but it is in the same vein as this, but with less awesome pictures.

  2. March 28, 2011 8:11 pm

    Isn’t it so great? I missed their first issue, which featured Pioneer Woman, but I’ve enjoyed their blog:

    When I saw Molly on the cover of this issue, I knew I needed it and then I rationalized the cost was OK since I bought it at Costco (magazines are 10% off there!)

  3. April 17, 2011 8:17 pm

    This magazine looks gorgeous! I’m so tempted to subscribe… Why of why does it cost so much?!


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