Cult Favorites: Great Niche Food Magazines

Cult Favorites by Laura Kearney ChopChop ( www.chopchopmag.com) Featuring kid producers (like 12-year-old Orren, who raises chickens), kid-oriented cooking tips, games, and kid-friendly recipes for quesadillas, Chinese congee, and other nutritious international dishes, this children's quarterly inspires the next generation of cooks.Todd Coleman
Cooking Wild ( www.cookingwildmagazine.com) This quarterly (whose tagline is "Hunt, Fish, Forage, Feast") helps readers cook the foods that they've harvested themselves, with mouthwatering recipes for everything from steelhead salmon sushi to wild turkey carnitas.Todd Coleman
Culture ( www.culturecheesemag.com) Ricotta, Gouda, and tome de Bordeaux are some of the beauties featured in this quarterly for cheese lovers. Each issue boasts a cheesy centerfold, plus profiles of cheese makers and mongers, instructions for crafting your own cheese, and recipes for dishes like baked razor clams with Parmesan and ricotta pancakes.Todd Coleman
Meatpaper ( www.meatpaper.com) This meaty journal pairs arty photographs (of models wearing clothes made of meat, for instance) with essays on delicacies like guinea fowl and lamb offal. You can expect to find honest discussion about the ethics as well as the delicious rewards of life as a carnivore.Todd Coleman
Whisky Magazine ( www.whiskymag.com) Tasting notes on new releases of scotches, ryes, and other whiskeys share space with spirited features on such topics as Japanese blends, Kentucky's top bourbon makers, and the art of toasting casks.Todd Coleman