There are few activities in life I enjoy more than cooking. I have fallen in love with (almost) the entire process; from researching recipes and piecing together meals, to looking for the freshest ingredients at the store, and of course, the actual cooking. The only part I hate is cleaning the dishes, but that’s what friends (and dishwashers) are for.
I rarely cook a meal without meticulous research for every dish going into my meal. When I am rushing home from work, I either head to a blog (try Food52 to start) or Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything: Vegetarian iPhone app. When I have a bit more time, I usually mull over a few cookbooks and look for something new. I love that blogs are limitless and I can immediately know whether or not others have enjoyed a recipe. That being said, I will always be a sucker for having a real cookbook filled with sauce-stained pages where I can modify and flag some of my favorite recipes.
My hope is that some day (soon) we will be able to build an online community around cookbooks while never losing the physical cookbook. Just a few things I want to see:
—I would love to see an app+cookbook pairing when buying a cookbook
—Recipes should be more interactive, with videos showing some of the more complicated techniques involved
—Chefs/authors should be able to add to their existing cookbooks in order to keep their content relevant and make changes according to the community
Just waiting for someone to innov(ate).