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How Do You Feel About Buying and Using e-Cookbooks?

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#61 hattermad

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 08:35 AM

In general I prefer my paper cookbooks - there's something about looking up at a shelf of books for inspiration, pulling one down that takes my fancy and then leafing through to find an old recipe I might need reminding about.


That said, I have both paper and e-versions of 'Modernist Cuisine at Home', and I use it on the iPad far more - the additional enhancements to the e-version make me reach for it every time. If it was identical to the paper version but on the ipad, I doubt that woul dbe the case.


So...both, in their place?

#62 nakji

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 05:11 PM

I have tried to cook from ebooks, but I find it uncomfortable. Ideally, I wish my whole collection were electronic, because I move quite often, and not having to ship a large collection of heavy books from country to country would be an improvement over my current state. That's why I have moved my music and general book collection over to electronic format. That being said, I downloaded a sample of "Jerusalem" when it was released, and it just felt strange, somehow, reading a cookbook that way. I have Dorie Greenspan's app for "Baking, …", but it actually doesn't have the recipes I like from that book, and for some reason, the videos leave me cold. 


I also like being able to have a bookshelf full of books to page through and get inspired by. Not only for the decor/cosy value, but also because I don't "browse" my ebook collection. And having the books there means that other people in my home who cook can access them, too.



#63 Mary Janova

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 10:12 AM

I love cooking but I own only one cookbook that was given to me by my mother. I find recipes online and those that I like, are stored in a folder on my hard drive. 

I like using e-books and apps too. I recently got a lovely cooking app called 20 minute meals and I really enjoy cooking recipes from there at least twice a week.