I was at Wegmans the other day and I always like browsing their book & magazine section. They usually have a ton of food and cooking mags, not to mention the occasional Mac publication so it's often worth checking out, even if it is poorly designed and cramped.
As a food lover, design junkie and magazine nut I couldn't help but notice the "New Feature" rack in the food & cooking section. Even better, the magazine – named CULTURE – looked to be about one of my favorite foods. Cheese!
Unfortunately, I do not think that I'm ready for – get this – a $13 magazine about cheese. And it's not like this is some hefty VANITY FAIR-esque tome. The premiere issue of this quarterly mag clocks in at a mere 100 pages, which is a lot of pages given the topic but not the price tag.
Hell, DRAFT, the beer mag I picked up while on vacation this summer was about a third of that price. And if you're think the subscription price is going to save you a bundle, think again. A quick look at the CULTURE website reveals that subscribers still pay a whopping $10 an issue.
Don't get me wrong. I'm all for new magazines and more food coverage and I'm definitely intrigued by a magazine about cheese. But I have a hard time parting with $13 for it. As for a subscription, we got burned by being charter subscribers to CHOW so I don't think I'm going to help fund this grand experiment.
What do you think... is $13 too much for a magazine about cheese? How much would you be willing to pay for a magazine about cheese? What food topic do you think warrants a $13 magazine?