BBC Good Food versus Olive

Battle of the Titans really – two such heavy weights of the culinary world. I only recently started looking at magazines on  cooking but as I continue with my desperate attempts to learn how to cook, educating myself with the help of magazines seemed sensible.

I always jealously eyed up Olive at other peoples’ home it all looking more glam and glossy than BBC Good Food. But having finally spent the money on a few editions and comparing it to BBC Good Food my verdict is that for amateur cooks and someone who’s really only clamouring onto the bottom rung of the foodie ladder, Good Food is the winner. Olive is great for people who have experience and actually gladly read extensive features and articles. Whilst cooking dummies like yours truly really benefit from the straight forward recipes, lists and explanations in Good Food.  And their 20th Birthday edition is especially recommendable – tons of recipes in there that beginners like myself can handle.

– Stef

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