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The Dairy Queen | Jan 24, 2012 09:27 AM

Oh wow. Has anyone started using Epicurious' new feature where you buy digital versions of cookbooks ("ecookbooks") and then you can save recipes from digital version of cookbooks to your epicurious recipe library? Presumably so you can search on ingredients or recipe names and pull up the actual recipe, not just an ingredient listing as on EYB?

I don't know how to feel about this. On the one hand, I love my hard copies of my cookbooks. But, I'm also running out of shelf space at home. And this new feature on Epicurious sounds pretty amazing--how easy it would be to tap into your recipes --even remotely-- and search on them? But, it will only work for books that have a digital version, of course, which favors newer books.

Can I afford to own both hard and digital copies of books? This might really change the way I buy cookbooks.

Gosh, I really don't know!

Also, I wonder if Epicurious will get a fee for every digital cookbook they sell? Then they have a financial incentive to promote cookbooks, even lousy ones, which seems in conflict with any editorial work they do. ~TDQ

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