Glamour has a cookbook coming out in April.
There’s a story oft-repeated around the Glamour offices about a chicken recipe that goes like this:
Once upon a time, a magazine editor gave her assistant a delicious roast chicken recipe and watched in amazement as the assistant, three of her colleagues, and ultimately 60-plus women got engaged after cooking it for their boyfriends. Magic? Maybe. Now the power of Engagement Chicken is in your hands and your kitchen, along with 99 other popular dishes—each one a simple, yummy answer for every question in a woman’s life.
One answer for every question in a woman’s life?
Maybe this is what’s wrong with women’s magazines. There is no such thing as one answer for everything. Food can fix a lot, but it certainly can’t fix everything.
And with all due respect to the powerful, presumably female-led team at Glamour, I pity the woman who relies on chicken to convince a man to marry her.