The late food-and-travel magazine Gourmet may have been more sophisticated. And the to-the-point Cook's Illustrated is far more academic. But Bon Appetit certainly ranks near or at the topwhen it comes to mouth-watering color photography and user-friendly cooking articles. It's the food magazine with a sense of play.
Now the news reaches us that the Conde Nast product has launched a digital tablet-edition app aimed at helping home cooks. Among the features are step-by-step how-to videos, sideshows, photos, tutorials and, of course, recipes and tips. The "cooking tool," as its editors call it - and rightly so - is available for the iPad, Nook Tablet and Nook Color. Find it at www.bonappetit.com/ipad and www.bonappetit.com/go/nook.
Print subscribers will have access to the digital edition. For others, the monthly tablet edition is $1.99 per "issue," or $19.99 for a year.
The online edition of Bon Appetit is at www.bonappetit.com.