Revised 2020 March 27
Finding good cookbooks
- If possible, go to a real book store and look at the physical book.
- Does the cookbook have an index?
Indexes help you find recipes.
- Recipes that can fit on a single page, should be on a single page.
Bad page breaks make a cookbook harder to use.
- Does the book have photos of the food?
Do you want photos?
- Are the food photos next to the recipe?
Do you want to flip around to see the photo?
- Does the book waste space with pictures of the author?
One photo of the author is enough.
- Does the book waste space with touristic photos?
- Does the book have an named author?
- Does the cookbook cover something that you care about?
Ethnic or regional food, pressure cookers, parties, grills, baby food, fusion,
quick and easy, or fancy pants?
No Bookstores Near You
- Do you live near a public library?
- Do you have a friend (whose opinion you trust) that loves a particular cookbook
or cookbook author?
- Go on Amazon and read the one-star reviews of the book.
Do the one-star people have the same kind of concerns that you would have?
- Go to www.vegbookindex.com and look at the book summary.
Go to the list of books (by author or by title)
and click the link to the summary.
- photos: how many photos.
- author: who wrote the cookbook.
- com: does the cookbook have good page breaks?
- Last line: How many pages are in the cookbook? Does the cookbook has an index?
- Use www.vegbookindex.com to find a cookbook that has a recipe for
what you want.
For example, look up
Serious Bread Baking Cookbooks
If you are serious about baking bread: