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Cook's Illustrated 'Editor's Choice'

jeanmarieok | Feb 5, 201010:44 AM

I got an email a little while ago, from Cook's Illustrated, offering me an upgrade on my online subscription. The email indicates that this premium subscription will give me access to recipes in all their cookbooks. I think their online subscription is a bit pricy already, considering that I already pay for a magazine subscription. I am starting to feel a little bit nickel and dimed to death here. Did anyone else get this email? Does this mean if the recipe has appeared in the magazine, and the cookbook, it won't be on the website anymore? That'll be a pretty serious dent in their recipe list. It's another $14.95 per year, just FYI.

Here's the gist of the email -

Upgrade your CooksIllustrated.com membership today to include the Editors’ Choice Cookbook Collection and gain access to the very best recipes from the following Cook's Illustrated cookbooks (currently 17 titles and growing each year).

NEW and EXPANDED categories of recipes

With the Editors’ Choice Cookbook Collection, you will not only find expanded recipe options in all of the categories you are familiar with on our site, but we've added, or greatly increased, specific categories of recipes that are underrepresented in the CooksIllustrated.com recipe database, and that our online members continue to ask for:

30-Minute Recipes, etc etc.

I don't think they should be charging for this additional content.

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