How does a Bon Appétit issue get made?

It’s the last episode of Season 1! And to wrap things up, we’re tackling a question that, frankly, we ask ourselves a lot: How do we take a bunch of ideas, inspirations, recipes, and themes and turn them into a print issue almost every single month? Is it magic? Sort of! This week, we’re pulling back the curtain on the development process for our June/July combined issue (yes, we plan that far ahead). From choosing a theme to pitching ideas to actually developing a recipe, this is how it all happens. With test kitchen director Chris Morocco and special guest Asha Loupy, whose new popcorn chicken recipe is exactly what your Sunday needs, whether there’s a game on or not.  Stuff we talk about in this episode:  Check out BA’s June/July issue (discussed in this episode), coming to newsstands in 4 months! Asha Loupy’s Harissa Honey Popcorn Chicken recipe Asha Loupy’s Cabbage Roll Casserole recipe Asha Loupy’s recent BA articles Bon Appétit and Epicurious are joining forces to bring great cooking tools to help you along in the kitchen. Subscribe online for unlimited access to more than 50,000 recipes across Bon Appétit AND Epicurious. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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