Is it time to move beyond cookbooks? The article points to an iPad app, Martha Stewart Makes Cookies, as the future of cookbooks. The app not only has a photo to accompany each recipe, something publishers can't afford, it also has features like embedded video and built-in timers which are impossible to include in a physical cookbook.
As much as I enjoy the tactile act of paging through a cookbook, marking recipes I want to try or jotting notes in the margins, the practical side of me is drawn to features like easily-emailed ingredients lists and searchable content. That doesn't mean I'm ready to toss out all my most-used cookbooks, but I am willing to open the kitchen door to a cooking app or two.
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Can you see interactive cooking apps one day taking the place of cookbooks in your kitchen? Or does your heart belong to paper and ink?
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