My name is Joe Marcionette and I publish Pastry Art & Design Asia Pacific in Singapore and we are a licensee of Pastry Art & Design from New York.
At the moment, we are working to launch a new service called ChefMags.com which will aggregate professional pastry and savory magazines from around the world. On ChefMags.com, a chef will be able to log in and purchase a digital edition of a magazine and download the magazine to your pc. For an example of a digital magazine, please feel free to visit ChefMags.com and click on the glowing icon at the bottom of the home page. Actually, our example is our current issue of PAD AP and you will need Flash Player in order to view the magazine.
What I am looking for is feedback from culinary professionals as to your interest in reading magazines from other countries. At present, we are in negotiations with PCG from Japan, Thuries from France, SweetArt from Germany and Pasticceria Internazionale from Italy. Yes, the magazines will be in their original language but the recipes and photos can be inspirational. Also, the price, approximately US $3.50 per copy is much more affordable than subscribing for the print edition.
If anyone of you have any comments or feedback to this venture please let me know. It would be greatly appreciated.