Recipe magazines are items found in game which unlock abilities to the character, such as the ability to make new foods, learn to assemble equipment, and usage of various items, including generators. Skills and traits which the player did not pick can be partially acquired by using the magazines (such as the ability to make pesticide which without the magazine is exclusively a farming trait).
Recipe magazines are also burnable as a consumable, but considering the importance of the magazines in case of character death, its best to keep them stored.
Like other magazines, recipe magazines are most commonly found inside mail boxes, however they can also be found inside bookshelves of houses and libraries.
'NOTE : all smithing magazines were cut from the game'
The Smithing Magazine Vol.1
Make Fork Make Spoon Make Cooking Pot Make Roasting Pan Make Saucepan Make Baking Tray Make Baking Pan Make Pan
The Smithing Magazine Vol.2
Make Letter Opener Make Nails Make Paperclips Make Scissors Make Door Knob Make Hinge Make Butter Knife Make Ball Peen Hammer
The Smithing Magazine Vol.3
Make Tongs Make Hammer Make Sheet Metal Make Suture Needle Holder Make Tweezers Make Suture Needle Make Metal Drum Make Kitchen Knife Make Saw Make Hunting Knife Make Shovel Make Hand Shovel
The Smithing Magazine Vol.4
Make 9mm Bullets Mold Make 308 Bullets Mold Make 223 Bullets Mold Make Shotgun Shells Mold Make 9mm Bullets Make Shotgun Shells Make 308 Bullets Make 223 Bullets Make Crowbar Make Golfclub Make Axe Make Sledgehammer
*At Version 37, this item is currently bugged and replaces with Smithing Magazine 3 once read*