My father got me a subscription to Cook's Illustrated, a nice magazine full of recipes, hints, equipment and food recomendations and no ads. It is a well done periodical that I used to have a subscription to about 3 years ago. I think I subscribed for about 7 years and I have not thrown away any issues because they are full of recipes I may use some time in life.
Okay. So my dad gets me a subscription for christmas and I get the first issue this week. At first I did not notice anything awry with the magazine until I got out several old issues to find a couple of recipes for dinner last night (ended up using a recipe for chocolate pudding cake YUM!)and noticed one of the old issues not only had the same cover but also the exact same review about bittersweet chocolate.
So the next thing I do is get out more old copies of Cook's and find a Creme Brulee recipe in one of the old issues that is in this current issue (but with different titles). I did not get into my main stash of Cook's Illustrated to see if all the articles and reviews in this newest issue are from the past but it would not surprise me at all.
I also noticed that this new issue did not have any date on the cover nor the inside page so maybe this is a "best of" promo issue. though why would I be getting a promo issue when I have a paid subscription.
I guess it is time to contact Cook's Illustrated and find out what is going on. I really don't need the magazine at all, if all it is doing now is recycling from old issues which I already possess