Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

For Questions About the Issue

How many times a year is Food & Drink published, and when is the next publication date?

Food & Drink publishes five issues a year: Spring, Early Summer, Summer, Autumn and Holiday.

Our publication dates for 2021:
Spring 2021 – March 3, 2021
Early Summer 2021 – May 5, 2021
Summer 2021 – June 30, 2021
Autumn 2021 – September 15, 2021
Holiday 2021 – November 10, 2021

(As of 2018, we are no longer publishing a Winter issue.)

While all LCBO stores receive copies of each issue, quantities are limited. We recommend visiting your local store as close as possible to the release date to obtain a copy.

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Can I read Food & Drink online?

You can read PDF issues of Food & Drink from Spring 2020 onwards online.

You can also download digital issues to your smartphone or tablet through the free LCBO Food & Drink Magazine app. Look for it in your app store.

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Does Food & Drink have a newsletter?

Food & Drink does not have a dedicated newsletter, but by subscribing to the myLCBO newsletter, you will receive early digital access to the latest issue.

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Can I subscribe to Food & Drink?

We do offer a subscription service for mail delivery of the magazine anywhere in North America. Here is our subscription information.

The cost of an annual subscription to Food & Drink magazine is:
$33.90 ($30.00 + HST) for Canadian residents
$45.00 (Canadian dollars) for U.S. residents
(These amounts represent the costs of shipping and handling, and do not generate profits for the LCBO.)

Cheques or money orders must be made payable to “LCBO.”
(Unfortunately, we cannot accept credit cards as a form of payment. Do not send cash in mail.)
 
Please mail to: 
LCBO Marketing, Dept. 903
Attn: Food & Drink Subscriptions
55 Lake Shore Blvd. E.
Toronto ON M5E 1A4
Canada
 
Please clearly indicate your name, address, telephone number and email.

We also offer subscriptions to our French version, À Bon Verre, Bonne Table, at an annual cost of $33.90 ($30.00 + HST) for Canadian residents.

Cheques made payable to “LCBO” should be sent to:
LCBO, Services en français
55 boul. Lake Shore E
Toronto ON  M5E 1A4
Canada
If you would like to send a subscription to a friend as a gift, you can be their gift donor, meaning you will receive the renewal notice at the end of their subscription with the option to renew on their behalf. If you wish to purchase a gift subscription, please specify this along with your payment, and be sure to include your full name, address and other contact info.

I have a question about a subscription.
Please send us an email at foodanddrink@lcbo.com.

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Is Food & Drink available in French, and where can I find it?

The French version of Food & Drink, À Bon Verre, Bonne Table, is available in select LCBO stores and online. À Bon Verre, Bonne Table is not available in all stores. For more information, please contact helloLCBO.

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Is Food & Drink on social media?

You can follow us on Instagram and find us on Pinterest.

You can also follow the LCBO on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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General Questions Related to the Magazine

Are Food & Drink recipes tested?

Our recipes are tested multiple times — during both development and photography — before going to print.

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I have a question about a Food & Drink recipe — where can I direct it?

If you have a recipe question or issue, please email us at foodanddrink@lcbo.com and we will reach out to the recipe developer for assistance.

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Can you help me find a recipe I’m looking for online?

Unfortunately, not all Food & Drink recipes are available online. If you can’t find a recipe you’re looking for, please contact us by email at foodanddrink@lcbo.com and we’ll do our best to find it!

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Where can I buy a prop (such as glassware, tableware or furniture) pictured in Food & Drink?

If you’d like to know where to find a prop from the magazine, send us an email at foodanddrink@lcbo.com and we’ll reach out to the prop stylist for assistance.

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Advertising, Media and Public Relations Questions

Who do I contact if I am interested in advertising in Food & Drink?

Advertising sales for Food & Drink are handled by Beaches Media Services — you can reach out to them for more information.

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Where should press releases and other media inquiries be directed?

Public relations and media inquiries can be sent to foodanddrink@lcbo.com. Please note that due to the volume of material received, we are not able to respond to all communications.

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Employment Opportunity Questions

Are you hiring writers, photographers or stylists? Do you accept freelance work?

All our contributors — including photographers, editors, stylists, recipe developers and writers — are on contract with the LCBO. As a government agency, the LCBO is required to post RFPs for services on biddingo.com. Only successful applicants to RFPs can be added to our vendor pools and are able to work on LCBO projects, including Food & Drink, Vintages Release Catalogues and other LCBO advertising materials. 
Please visit the LCBO’s procurement and contract management site for more information.

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Can I work in your test kitchen?

Food & Drink does not have an in-house test kitchen. Our recipe developers are on contract with the LCBO and test recipes in their own kitchens.

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How can I join Food & Drink’s editorial team?

The Food & Drink team is part of the LCBO’s marketing department. You can view current opportunities within the LCBO.

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