The truth is that nothing can replace our favorites, those sauce-spattered cookbooks with the spines that crack open to the recipes we make again and again. No matter how convenient or flashy, apps just don't carry the same emotional weight. Altman writes:
Cooking and reading actual cookbooks show me where I've been; they reek of history, and anchor me in the way that, however vague, the assembly directions for Thanksgiving turkey in the 1951 Joy of Cooking anchored my aunt when it was just her and the book, and the concept of the iPad app was about as Jetsons as power steering.
We highly recommend reading the full article — it's a lovely read that will inspire you to thumb through your favorite cookbooks and remember why you still have them.
• Read more: Reading, Apps, and the Myth of Cookbook Obsolesence at Poor Man's Feast
What do you think? Can apps happily coexist with printed cookbooks?
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