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The Best and Worst Summer Entertaining Ideas From Food Magazines

By Ted Kruckel June 26, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

Since July 4 is almost upon us, my editors decided it might be a good time for me to catch up on the culinary scene by leafing through the latest issues of food magazines (plus a few design titles) in search of interesting ideas. While slogging my way through a big stack, I noticed that almost all of them have the same stories. Burgers are back! Grilling is in! Colorful cocktails fit the season! You get the picture. But every now and then I found something noteworthy, just not necessarily always in a good way.

So here are my favorite ideas—both good and bad—from the likes of Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Every Day With Rachael Ray, and more.

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