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Nov 28, 2012 02:36 PM

Your favorite e-cookbooks (kindle or ipad)

My husband and I are moving to Istanbul in early 2013. It's a transfer through my job so we'll have shipping up to a certain weight covered, but I plan to store most of our kitchen stuff as our new flat will likely have a considerably smaller kitchen than what we have now.

Part of what must go in storage is my collection of about ~70 cookbooks. I'll probably toss 4-5 of my absolute favorites in the shipment. That will be sad. But, it is also an opportunity to get the ipad or kindle version of some of my favorites and those I'm unfamiliar with. I cook pretty much everything, but my tastes skew strongly towards the spicy, south, east and SE Asian, Middle Eastern and Mexican.

So if you use electronic cookbooks, which are some of your favorites? What would be your top five?

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  1. I've sold some books online through moola4books at a very decent rate. I remember paying another $0-2 and I could get the e-version of the same book from Amazon. That was done sometime last year.

    There're quite a few companies that do books buyback. Get a quote from those as well.

    1. If you like vintage cookbooks (1925 and before) go to and there are many you can download for free in kindle and pdf format.
      Here's a link:

      Old Cook Books (late 1800's & early 1900's), links to free online e-copies at

      Anyone read dated cookbooks?, links to free online e-copies at

      1. Neither...I like hardcopy!

        1. I'm yet to find a good free e-cookbook to download, but there is a decent magazine that is free and worth a browse. It's called Sweet Paul, you can read it online or download it to your device.

          1. I'm guessing you already checked which of your print favorites are available in ebook form?

            My favorites are Mediterranean clay pot cooking by Paula Wolfert.
            Claudia Roden's New Book of Middle Eastern Food is available on ebook.
            For Indian my favorites are 1000 Indian Recipe by Neelam Batra and The Dance of Spices by Laxmi Hiremath