(The Humanitarian Social Network)
Hello all -- I'm interested in favorite digital cookbooks to take to the field. I have Mark Bittman's "How to Cook Everything" iphone app (doesn't require an internet connection) and a family cookbook that I refer to relentlessly in the field but I'd like other suggestions of something to take with me, especially since I usually have very low or no bandwidth and can't do a lot of searching for the perfect recipe.
Love this topic, Ella! I am putting together Apps that we can use (Cook's Illustrated has a good one, by the way) and will see if I can find digital cookbooks. The other thing is to get a kindle or iPad and download stuff on there...I have used those to GREAT success even though I am a die hard, I like to hold my books, kind of person. It takes FOREVER to download a book though with low or mediocre bandwidth so just be aware of that...I am pretty sure there are digital books though so will report back!
Thanks ! I have a kindle but I'd like recommendations that are "field tested" so to speak. I've downloaded the cooks illustrated program. I love their mag.
Hey Ella...inspired by you we gathered foodie apps we like and blogged it...and blog will be updated as new things come in...check it out here. Thanks for the idea! xx
I have a electronic version of the cookbook I helped write when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia - includes basic 'rustic' cooking tips, making things from scratch, and loads of recipes based more or less on limited resources (food and otherwise). Let me know if you'd like a copy, I'm happy to pass it on!
Oh ! I'd love it. And, coincidentally I'm headed to Ethiopia next week. Thanks!
Tried to send you a message with the file, but apparently we have to be 'friends' first? Where are you going/what are you doing in Ethiopia? First time? I have some friends left in Addis if you're looking for someone to show you around, etc.
Hey there! Can we actually add it as a file to this website under foodie resources please? That would rock so much---as a PDF with credit of people who did it etc etc...let me know! And Can i hit u up for a featured member profile please? :) xx
Sure, no prob! Cookbook attached here...
SO great...thanks for sharing. Just figuring out how to put it up as a "resource". And will be getting in touch as we want a similar cookbook coming out of the foodies section and would love to know how difficult, easy etc it was for you to put this together :) xx
Well, I did it as a Peace Corps Volunteer, so I had a surplus of downtime! But would love to help this time around as well - it's just a matter of compiling and formatting, so it can be tedious but not particularly challenging. Happy to do it!
I'm a little biased.. BUT I really like"Cooking for Geeks" (disclosure - I was part of the test kitchen) But it covers a bit of the science behind food, and also had some sneaky tricks about preparation, storage, and other things... Its a little techno centric -- who knows, maybe you have IR thermometers in the field -- but I found it super informative in a way that isn't satisfied by the magic of recipes in cookbooks.
The Ipad version is pretty, tho the formatting isn't the same dimensions --- I know there was significant adjustments to the kindle version... but I haven't also bought that copy as well. :-)