Taste of Home December/January 2009

Taste of Home, the #1 cooking magazine in the world, unveils fresh look for the holidays

Taste of Home December/January 2009

Taste of Home December/January 2009

Taste of Home magazine adds more budget-friendly recipes, hassle-free tips and special sections highlighting the community with an updated, contemporary new look.

Greendale, WI, December 2, 2008Taste of Home Magazine, the world's largest cooking magazine, is renovating its kitchen and updating its cabinets with a fashionable new look for the December/January 2009 issue.

Celebrating the joy and comfort home cooks receive from cooking, caring and sharing, Taste of Home magazine, or "America's Recipe Box," offers even more "cabinets" stocked with recipes from real people. The recipes are budget-friendly, made with everyday ingredients and tested to ensure that they will work—every time.

The pass-it-over-the-fence tradition is a hallmark of Taste of Home. It's woven throughout the issue with new features that spotlight special individuals from the Taste of Home community who share their family's favorite recipes in the magazine and on-line at

The updated Taste of Home organizes the content into distinct sections, or "cabinets," to help readers easily find all their cooking, baking and entertaining needs.

The "Cook Smart" cabinet holds recipes and ideas that reduce grocery bills, provide healthier meal options and cut down on time spent in the kitchen. The "Open House" is full of home entertaining ideas that are inexpensive and hassle-free but sure to impress guests. A certain to be favorite new "cabinet" is the "Close to Home" section that showcases the Taste of Home Field Editors and inspiring "Cooks Who Care," who generously give back to the community through food-related efforts.

"Taste of Home has always supported those who love to cook by featuring recipes that are cost-efficient, and by showing readers' easy techniques that take the worry out of planning a meal," said Catherine Cassidy, Editor-in-Chief, Taste of Home. "Now, Taste of Home is updating the tried-and-true with a modern, fresh perspective, and by cherishing traditions while creating new ones. We've applied that same approach to our 'renovation,' keeping the heart and warmth of the magazine in focus with an up-to-date, welcoming new design."

Also, every issue will include a seasonal feature that provides readers with recipes and tips from other home cooks to make entertaining easy. The new December/January 2009 issue is packed with ways to make the holiday festive without breaking the bank. Options such as budget-friendly surf and turf (on p. 47) offer all the opulence without the high price! Festive desserts include gorgeous, yet fun to make, cupcake designs that make the perfect homemade gift.

About Taste of Home

Taste of Home is a leading multi-platform producer of information on food, cooking and entertaining, serving home cooks with engaging media that captures the joy and comfort received from food made with love. Taste of Home publishes four magazines, including the flagship Taste of Home—America's largest cooking magazine with a circulation of 3.1 million—Healthy Cooking, Simple and Delicious and Cooking for 2, top-selling bookazines, newsstand specials, and popular cookbooks. Traffic on increased 133% to 1.7 million monthly unique page views from October 2007 to October 2008. Taste of Home is part of Food & Entertaining at RDA (The Reader's Digest Association, Inc.) More information can be found at

Bethany Bradley