I received an offer for a year's subscription for $10. Oh, plus $3 shipping and handling (snuck in after the fact). For the year you also get a free Tastes of the World cookbook and 5 "special" issues. Is this just marketing or will I really get 17 issues plus a cook book (assuming it's a monthly publication. I don't know, it doesn't say which concerns me)?
I know BA is affiliated with Epicurious.com, which I've found to be a good source for recipes, but other than that, I don't know much about this publication.
Is it any good? Too much advertising? I don't drink so I find magazines like Food and Wine to be less-than-useful. Will I run into that same problem? Helpful feedback is appreciated.