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Kindle cookbooks?

FrancaV Sep 9, 2010 03:08 PM

Are there any GREAT cookbooks available on the Kindle yet? Lately I've been using my Motorola Droid in the kitchen to access this site as well as Cooks Illustrated and Fine Cooking. But it would be great if I had one or two really good cookbooks on my Kindle if any exist.

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  1. kleine mocha RE: FrancaV Sep 9, 2010 03:24 PM

    CI has a cookbook on the Kindle for around $10.

    1. Becca Porter RE: FrancaV Sep 9, 2010 03:36 PM

      Download the free version of screebl from Android market. It is great for every use, but especially helpful when you are using your droid to cook.

      1. pikawicca RE: FrancaV Sep 9, 2010 04:59 PM

        Love my Kindle, but it's dreadful when it comes to cookbooks. The first book I ordered was one that's this month's COTM, The New Book of Middle Eastern Food. That was the last cookbook I ordered for the Kindle: very disjointed, impossible to find recipes; I was extremely disappointed.

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          MMari RE: FrancaV Sep 17, 2010 10:58 AM

          One of the first ebooks I bought was On Food and Cooking by Harold McGee. Not exactly a cookbook, but related. I have a first generation Kindle. At the time, it was MUCH cheaper than the print version. Now, the Kindle version is actually more than the book version on Amazon! I probably use it more in digital format than I would the print.

          I have two cookbooks that were offered free on Amazon - a Cooks Illustrated one and Not your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining. I've only used a couple of recipes from them - I don't like using the Kindle for recipes, but since they were free and don't take up any shelf space, I downloaded them.

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            rasputina RE: MMari Oct 5, 2012 02:10 PM

            I cruise the kindle bestsellers list cookbooks section on probably a weekly basis looking for good books that are deals. I'm picky about what I get though, I don't get it just because it's free. I've found some great deals on books I'd like to have but would never pay full price for.

          2. oaklandfoodie RE: FrancaV Sep 17, 2010 03:20 PM

            Not on the Kindle - but the "how to Cook Everything" app is amazing!

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              Emme RE: oaklandfoodie Sep 17, 2010 09:25 PM

              agreed. great app.

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              saluki RE: FrancaV Oct 5, 2012 01:48 PM

              I haven't seen it yet in the USA but someone from Australia gave an excellent review to the Kindle version of "Jerusalem: A Cookbook" by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi. She says the Kindle version is fabulous and compares very favorably to the hard back version.

              The USA version is due out on October 16th 2012 on Amazon

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                rasputina RE: FrancaV Oct 5, 2012 02:07 PM

                I have over 50 kindle cookbooks, so I disagree that it's dreadful. Peter Reinhart, Jaque Pepin, Paula Wolfert, John Besh, Martha Stewart, Harold McGee, Ottolenghi ect.

                I have a wide variety from canning and preserving to baking, BBQ, slow cooker, raw foods. So convenient to cook from them on my ipad and also much lighter to hold than some of the tombs I own in print.

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                  rasputina RE: FrancaV Oct 5, 2012 02:14 PM

                  What kind of food do you like, I'll try and suggest something.

                  I will say, what I do is search Amazon's cookbooks in print for what I'm interested in and then see if it's available on Kindle.

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                    pulled pork RE: FrancaV Feb 11, 2013 05:08 PM

                    I am wondering about this too. How do cookbooks and specifically On food and cooking by Harold Mcgee look on a kindle? Are the illustrations and recipes in the right place and easy to use?

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