I have subscrictions to Cooks Illustrated and recently Cooks Country, and LOVE these magazines. I like how they take on a challenge, work through the recipe and explain why things worked or didn't work. Good recipes too. I don't miss any of the glossy photos and advertisments.
On the other hand, I received Bon Apetite as a gift, and a free copy of Rachel Ray's Every Day Living. I HATE these magazines. In Bon Apetite, nothing looks appetizing or easy to make. It all looks like a lot of fluff to impress people.
What are the best and worst cooking periodicals out there?