Top 5 Reasons to Love E-Reader Cookbooks
2. Karma: And speaking of purchases. Cookbook collecting can be a pricey habit. However, e-versions of cookbooks often cost less than their hardcover counterparts, so it's a little less painful way to support those who research, test write, edit, manufacture and market cookbooks. And while cookbook sales continue to be strong, their magazine and newspaper brethren are still seeing circulation declines. For that reason, food magazines like Saveur and most of the newspapers with the best food sections are available through e-readers. These e-subscriptions are not only a case of good karma and value, but are also good for the environment because they don't have be physically delivered or thrown away.
1. Evolution: Just as tastes and dishes continue to evolve, so have e-cookbooks. There are now inexpensive single subject e-reader exclusive books like Bittman's Kitchen. Then there are a growing number of enhanced editions of e-books like Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Home that contains videos to compliment the recipes from technique to plating. Finally, despite all the talk about buying books, there's a strong contingent of cookbook lovers and e-reader users that are about sharing, namely with other library patrons. With more e-readers adding library lending in the near future and an already strong catalog of e-cookbooks available at local libraries -- space, cost, environmental concerns -- nothing will stop us from the recipe hunt on Sundays and the days following.