The Complete Cookbook Guide
There's an enormous amount of information to sort through if you're looking for a good cookbook or recipe site.
I have checked out dozens of cooking and recipe sites - I review some of the best (in
my humble opinion) below.
Traditional and "secret recipe" cook books are reviewed.
E-books have many advantages over traditional paper books.
- You can easily browse through the
- Read and select a great recipe
- Print it out for easy reference and filing
- You can search for titles and ingredients
- A large recipe library of 100,000 recipes fits easily on 1 CD!
If you've never tried using an electronic cook book before, check out these samples. Even if you have, you will enjoy the variety of recipes and tips in these free e-books. We can all use a little inspiration now and then.
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We encourage you to share these cookbooks with your family and friends. Enjoy!
E-Cookbook Sampler - Over 250 recipes are in this free cook book. Separate sections for appetizers, breads, meats, salads, and desserts.
Meat recipes are further divided into beef, pork, chicken, and lamb. Cooking tips and techniques are sprinkled throughout for a well-balanced cookbook.
Texas Recipes - Four mini recipe books rolled into one useful e-book. Includes mexican food recipes, barbecue recipes, techniques and more.
Includes tips on how to handle & prepare chile peppers as well as barbecue and grilling techniques.
Cookbook and Recipe Site Reviews
America's Most Wanted Recipes
Looking for ideas for dinner?
Get inside the hidden cookbooks of America's favorite restaurants.
The secret recipes for over 100 all-time favorite dishes have now been revealed in this best-selling new cookbook.
Prepare dishes you know they'll love and save money by easily making them at home.
Get 5 of these secret recipes for free just for visiting the site.
See the full list of secret recipes and 4 bonus cook books here.
South Beach Diet Cookbook
- Created by leading Miami cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., the diet emphasizes good fats and good carbohydrates ...
... the kind that reduce cravings for unhealthy sugary food and promote long-term weight loss.
It's not "diet" food ... it's satisfying, flavorful dishes that are good for your health and your waistline.
The book is has over 200 easy-to –prepare recipes that use “good” carbs and fats – the secret to fast, healthy weight loss.
E - Cookbook Library
- Over 100 electronic cook books to choose from. Cookbooks for every style of cooking in easy-to-use Acrobat (.pdf) format.
New books added to the library monthly. Once you become a member, you are entitled to all library updates for life.
Better Homes and Gardens
- The American Classic cookbook. Generations have loved the red plaid cook book with its detailed index.
The current edition has over 1200 recipes and 700 photos of finished meals plus nutritional info and diabetic substitutions for all recipes.
The website also has extensive information on gardening and home decoration as well as everything a cook needs for a first class kitchen.
- A great resource for foodservice, hospitality and restaurant information.
Info on chef jobs, discussion forums, and cooking schools.
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