Relax, Grandma. It’s just a catchy title. 🙂
Clearly I’m not really suggesting you tear up your grandma’s recipe cards or toss out all of your cookbooks, but it struck me recently that the cookbook world is changing. And it’s changing fast.Who hasn’t found themselves with some extra [insert random ingredient here] in the fridge and Googled recipes with that ingredient so you can put it to good use versus just throw it away.
Sure, I added the Epicuroius app to my cell phone years ago, but now there is a whole new crop of exciting tools available to the modern chef… and harried parent trying to get food on table.
Here are just a few I found intriguing:
- Eat Your Books – Over 2,000 books, magazines and food blogs have been indexed, with 480,000+ recipes that can be searched! They don’t publish recipes, they help you find those you already have.
- Cookstr.com – Their online recipe library offers thousands of recipes by hundreds of the top chefs and cookbook authors for free. Their mission is to organize the world‘s best cookbooks and recipes.
- CulinApp.com – This Texas-based company (a shout out for the homeboys) working with the world’s most celebrated chefs and cookbook authors, delivers a personal learning experience to aspiring chefs – of all levels.
How do you use the web in your kitchen?
Any long-time readers know I have a love/hate relationship with technology. I lament the decrease in the number of bookstores, while at the same time I snap up the latest eReader technology.
I have some cookbooks my late father bought me when I was going off to graduate school, and I would never part with them. But that won’t stop me from trying out some of these cool services.
So, gonna toss out those cookbooks?
Note: This is NOT a sponsored post. The opinions concerning these websites and apps are mine alone… unless someone wants to pay me. I do have a price. 😉