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Cooking on the Small Screen – Ebooks for Foodies

January 29, 2011 by Reader's Connection

From Selection Service Section´s Kathy Barnard:

We have all been hearing a lot about how ebooks are the hot new thing, but when it comes to cookbooks, who would want to trade one of those lusciously illustrated, eminently browsable tomes for a computer or e-reader screen? Actually, it seems that quite a few of our patrons would. We´ve recently added some cookbook titles to our Overdrive downloadable ebook collection, and they’ve been circulating like, well, hotcakes. Top Secret Restaurant Recipes


 E-cookbooks won’t replace checking out your favorites in print form, or searching the internet for 10 versions of macaroni and cheese to see which one you want to make tonight, but they do have their place. It’s a convenient way to peruse a book to see if you’d like to check it out, or purchase it. 


Or you may be looking for a copycat recipe for that spicy potato, kale, and sausage soup (Zuppa Toscano) that Olive Garden serves, and want to take a look at Top Secret Restaurant Recipes to see if it’s in there, without leaving home.




  Alice’s Tea Cup


Or you may, like me, have pretty much run out of room for cookbooks, but still would like to have access now and then to some of the lovely ones you’ve checked out of the library in print form, such as Alice’s Tea Cup.







The 1500 Calorie-a-Day Cookbook



The library also has health- and fitness-related food titles, such as The 1500 Calorie-a-Day Cookbook . . .







                                                                                                  Make It Fast, Cook It Slow



. . . and Make It Fast, Cook It Slow, which features gluten-free slow-cooker recipes.












Fix, Freeze, Feast: Prepare in Bulk and Enjoy by Serving



And to help you save time, there are ebooks that provide recipes to make ahead and freeze: Fix, Freeze, Feast: Prepare in Bulk and Enjoy by Serving . . .








Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month



. . . and Frozen Assets: Cook for a Day, Eat for a Month.

A quick way to bring up most of the ebook cookbook titles in our catalog is to search by keyword in the upper right-hand box on our home page, using the terms ‘downloadable’ and ‘cooking.’ At the top of the list of items this search brings up, you’ll see that you can choose a format, so click on ‘E-book,’ and you’re all set to browse (warning: this quick search will bring up a few fiction titles, and there are more refined ways to search, but you might find a new mystery series featuring food that you might want to try out – serendipity can be at play here!).


Here are a few more titles that will hopefully whet your appetite; and we’d love it if you took a few moments to let us know how you use e-cookbooks.


Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey



Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey: Desserts for the Serious Sweet Tooth










Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook










Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom



Julia’s Kitchen Wisdom: Essential Techniques and Recipes from a Lifetime of Cooking








  In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite



In the Kitchen with a Good Appetite:150 Recipes and Stories about the Food You Love









  Raw Food Quick and Easy



Raw Food Quick and Easy









 The Flavor Bible


The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs









 Authentic Mexican



Authentic Mexican: Regional Cooking from the Heart of Mexico











Down Home with the Neelys



Down Home with the Neelys: A Southern Family Cookbook









The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Substitutions



The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Cooking Substitutions










 Rachael Ray’s Look + Cook


Rachael Ray’s Look + Cook: 100 Can’t Miss Main Courses in Pictures










Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day

Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day: Fast and Easy Recipes for World-Class Breads


  1. K-Mac says:

    Funny. I was just thinking about artisan bread today. Why? I don’t know. Must’ve meant I was supposed to come here. 🙂

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