With the recent surge in e-books, and wireless readers, cooks can now share in the digital revolution with digital cookbooks. Recent technological advances enable wireless reading devices like Amazon’s Kindle to read like real paper. The advantage over paper is that you can search for recipes online with wireless technology. That means you can be stirring a pot with one hand while searching for a recipe with the other.
Now that wireless readers weigh less than a pound, they’re easy to carry around and you can search for recipes on your commute home, or in the middle of the dinner party. There are hundreds of thousands of books available for download, so finding a recipe book for your needs is no problem, and each reader holds hundreds of titles that can easily be transferred to your computer for storage.
Software programs are available for computers that help organize and manage recipes. With more options than shuffling the index cards in your recipe box, digital cookbook software allows searches by ingredients by recipe or by ingredients. With a calendar feature, you can select the day you will need a certain recipe and print out a shopping list. Your own recipes can be added manually. You can even print the recipe, with pictures if you prefer, and customize the printing options. Some of the digital software enables you organize your recipes, edit them or calculate menu costs based on different ingredients. Some digital cookbooks will even track your daily calorie count, updated for individual user’s body measurements.
With the digital technology, recipes can be emailed to your computer, or even to your cell phone, or to others via twitter, posted to your Facebook profile or your blog. With export options available in some digital cookbook software, you can even create your own online cookbook. Photos can be added of your own creations, or retrieved from Internet sites like Flickr.
With the costs of electronic gadgets getting smaller, and the storage size for digital memory taking up less and less space, it makes sense to take your cookbook digital. Save a tree. Plant a vegetable for that stew recipe you found online.
Digital cookbooks are the way of the future because they are simple to customize and can store a great amount of data. Wireless readers bring the convenience of a book to the world of technology, making paper cookbooks obsolete. Digital cookbooks are convenient, easy to use, and provide better search parameters, and easy access to the recipes on the Internet. Homemakers and great chefs alike will benefit from the new advances in digital cookbooks.