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Comfort Reads

With the temperature finally starting to drop and the days getting shorter, there’s no better time to curl up with a cup of tea and a magazine…or six. Scrumptious Reads has an amazing selection of unique periodicals on offer, many that will get you itching to create culinary master-pieces, others that will inspire your wanderlust – all providing a curated glimpse at the world and the creative people pioneering in their fields.

We have rounded up a few of our favourite reads, so head down to Scrumptious Reads to stock up, put the kettle on and get set for the perfect cold-weather reading session!

Cherry Bombe is a beautifully designed biannual publication that celebrates women and food—those who grow it, make it, serve it, style it, enjoy it and everything in between. It is about sustenance and style and things that nourish the mind, the eye and, of course, the stomach.

Gastronomy has never been more exciting! Chefs travel around the world like rock stars and “foodies” are the new groupies. At the same time there is a growing consciousness about what we are eating and our planet. FOOL is an insider’s guide to the contemporary gastronomic world. Visually driven journalism from the best writers and illustrators around the globe

Lucky Peach is all about food from littoral realms. Each issue focuses on a single theme, and explores that theme through essays, art, photography and recipes. Whether diving for abalone and gathering seaweed off the California coast; or harvesting honey in the Bangladeshi Sundarabans; Lucky Peach goes behind the scenes and takes you on a true culinary journey.

The Cleaver Quarterly is dedicated to the world of Chinese food, wherever that may be found. Everyone eats – and more people eat Chinese than any other cuisine – that’s where The Cleaver Quarterly come in, to tell the stories through long-form writing, photo essays and illustrations. Who’s hungry?!

We all love wine. Alquimie elevates that love to a higher level and shares the culture and stories behind the drinks we love. Distiguished by its content-rich approach and striking design, Alquimie forgoes trends and phases in lieu of a deeper perspective. Presenting a wide array of opinion and objectivity, the publication simplifies the complexities of beverage culture without pretension.

The ultimate armchair journey can be had with Monocle.  A one-stop-shop of global affairs, design, culture and trends – Monocle is sure to keep you up-to-date on the world we live in. Sit back, relax and go on a global journey from the comfort of your reading nook!

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April 9, 2015