Tighter budgets are encouraging more people to cook and entertain at home, feeding demand for recipes and advice. Everyday Food's newsstand sales rose 8.9% in the first half of the year, while sales of Everyday with Rachael Ray gained 6.2%, and Gourmet was up 3.5%, even as overall newsstand sales for consumer magazines fell 6.3%, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations.
Despite the financial mess, we all have to eat. And to save a few bucks, our kitchens will become the most popular restaurants. If you can't afford that fancy meal out, you can at least afford a subscription to one of the 336 food magazines published this year. Let them eat glossy photos of cake!