January issues for food magazines are always an interesting crop: do they play into everyone's New Year's resolutions and try to offer leaner fare? Or do they just ignore the whole "healthy" thing? The magazines below went both directions -- which Cooking Light, Bon Appetit and even Food Network Magazine tried to restrain the indulgences for the month, it is also nearly Super Bowl season, so it's not a food magazine without some dense snack food. Food & Wine went bold with its cover: an oozing, juicy cheeseburger. Perhaps a subtle statement that the mag knows we're all going to break our New Year's resolutions anyway.
Check out the January 2012 food magazines below: