Although I know I’m not as addicted as some, it seems I can’t easily walk past the book table at Costco without purchasing a new cookbook. I love buying cookbooks at Costco because the new releases are often heavily discounted! I’m a fan of simple, yet tasty.
I’ve found an online program called Eat Your Books that helps you manage the recipes in your cookbooks. You type in (or scan) the ISBN number of your cookbook and it will enter the cookbook into your online library. If it’s already been indexed, all the recipes will be searchable for that cookbook. Of course, due to copyright laws, the program will not give you the full recipe – it allows you to search by recipe name and ingredients. Once you find a recipe you’re interested in, you go to the paper copy of your cookbook, find the recipe and cook away! I love this program, because I typically go through a new recipe book, flag off the recipes I’d like to cook, and then forget to look at the book again. This way, there’s no excuse not to use your cookbooks!
I currently have 42 cookbooks in my online ‘library’ and with only 17 indexed (I have some obscure, old cookbooks), and I still have 3,898 recipes to search from! If you’re interested, the full membership in Eat Your Books is relatively cheap, and I’m registered as eatwithmecanada – so, come find me!
As I discover new cookbooks that I love, my plan is to do reviews and posts about the recipes and my experience using the books. I’ll post links to those reviews here. If you have any comments on the books that I’ve shared, please let me know! I’d also love to hear what your favourite cookbooks are, and you can join in more of that discussion through my Facebook Page: Eat With Me Canada or through my Facebook Group: Eat With Me Cookbook Club.