The Ultimate Cookbook Database
Adding cooking books to your collection has become easier thanks to a new website that aims to “generate a ranking of the 1,000 most essential English language cookbooks of all time.”
Called 1,000 Cookbooks, the website features the cookbook recommendations of over 400 chefs, bloggers, authors and other food personalities, all of whom voted for their top picks.
The website, which doubles as an app, has already been billed as the "Spotify for food." It was founded by food book publisher Jon Croft, who works at Absolute Press, and Matthew Cockerill, co-founder of Open Access Publisher, BioMed Central.
How It Works
Users can search for cookbooks by author and in dozens of categories such as world cuisines, desserts and ingredients. A really fun feature is that you can also search for cookbooks according to the music that is playing in your kitchen.
Listening to jazz? Then reach for The Zuni Café Cookbook or Elizabeth David’s French Provincial Cooking. Playing rock? Then your top pick is Marco Pierre White’s White Heat.
Top 10 Cookbooks
Below is a snapshot of the top 10 cookbooks on the website but swing by 1,000 Cookbooks to see more. Do you agree with their choice of cookbooks? Tell us in the comments below!
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