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Old 05-03-2012, 18:08   #31
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

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This is what I hope to do as well. I have 6 cook books and 2 3-ring binders filled with recipes I use. I would love to reduce this load by putting them all on a computer. It would be great to get a tablet that could be used as I cook. I would have to get used to browsing on a computer instead of flipping through pages (I'm old fashioned, I guess!) Guess this is my summer vacation goal!
I was in the same boat....... as you and didn't think I could get used to using a screen instead of a good ol' cookbook but it's surprisingly an easy jump, for me at least!

I copy and paste the recipes into my own documents which works great. I usually like to tweak the recipes I'm following (don't we all?) so this way I can just change whatever I like or add little notes to remind me!
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I was in the same boat....... as you and didn't think I could get used to using a screen instead of a good ol' cookbook but it's surprisingly an easy jump, for me at least!

I copy and paste the recipes into my own documents which works great. I usually like to tweak the recipes I'm following (don't we all?) so this way I can just change whatever I like or add little notes to remind me!
I am going to start by trying to convert them to Adobe by scanning them. Don't know if it will work but it sounds easier than typing each one!! I tweak even my own recipes to spice it up.
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Old 05-03-2012, 22:06   #33
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In fact it is so easy to get used to screens I had a moment of panic the other day, thinking I'd broken my cookbook because it wouldn't turn the page when I tapped it. Panic subsided when I realized I had been repeatedly but futilely prodding the page of a paper cookbook and not my iPad.
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In fact it is so easy to get used to screens I had a moment of panic the other day, thinking I'd broken my cookbook because it wouldn't turn the page when I tapped it. Panic subsided when I realized I had been repeatedly but futilely prodding the page of a paper cookbook and not my iPad.
That is really funny. I see my wife doing the same thing when she picks up the net book instead of our iPad.

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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

I have been something of a Food Network addict for the past few years. Their Ipad and Iphone app allows you to select your favorite recipes and store them in a virtual "recipe box". With the app you have all the recipes from the Food Network at your fingertips.
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

I remember back at the dawn of the PC era when a new IBM PC cost several thousand dollars, one of the most common questions was "yeah that's nice; but, what can you do with it?"

Invariably among the very short list of answers was "you can store your recipes in it!"

I guess, finally, decades later, that that is now a practical and legitimate use for technology.

(FWIW, I buy very few dead tree books anymore...I've been known to pay a premium for a book just so it will live on my Kindle instead of the bookcase).
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Fear of Frying. Written while the author was a liveaboard on a small sailboat near Vancoouver. James Beard, I think.
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I use an App called Paprika which in my opinion works well. Its easy to web browse and then save a recipe in a standard format and if it won't save you can cut and paste. I use it with an iPad
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

I use an app called Sparkpeople. It's a healthy living site, which provides all sorts of services, such as tracking your food intake and nutrition, tracks exercise, provides articles and a forum.

It has a huge bank of recipes, since members upload their own to use in their tracking, so their may be a hundred versions of spag bol. But once you've selected the one you like most, it goes in one of your own cookbooks. It can be accessed both thru website and the app
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

It was James Barber,
I used to watch his cooking show "The Urban Peasant" he had a pleasing way of making recipes simple


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I got rid of my cookbooks when I moved aboard. But first I scanned all of my favorite recipes. I was surprised that when I got into it, most cookbooks only had one or two recipes that I really liked. Now everything is on my iPad and it works great.
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I still have cookbooks and notebooks with my favorites or those I want to try. I agree i don't use many recipes out of the cookbooks but I keep them for ideas or some basic reminders.

I hope to put the ones I use on a computer too. I am working tot enter them in an app called My Recipe which lets you enter them by category and have separate areas for ingredients and directions. I want to have family recipes available to my kids- besides those scribbled on a index card (although love the written too).
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

i will pluck a page from a magazine and keep it until it turns yellow and falls apart and still not write down the recipe on that page to somewhere it will save--but i have many kinds of recipes in my brain--used and remembered--some rare some not-and i used to have a copy of keep it simple s(______) cookbook--i left it with the man with whom i sailed the gulf of mexico.
i use recipes spoken to me by locals and i use that which i was taught by other cultures in cooking-- works out quite well. i dont have to stow a cook book and i make good foods....
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Re: The Three Best Cookbooks for Travelling with a Small Galley !

I see that others have already recommended most of my favorites: Joy of Cooking (a must), Lorna Sass Pressure Perfect and Spice Necklace, a great read with fantastic recipes for the Caribbean. I also use a vegan cookbook, Veganomicon, all the time -- while I'm not a vegan, it's fantastic for when eggs, meat, dairy or other specific ingredients are hard to find.

If you want some fun recipes, I have a section on our blog, too!

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I gotta go with Mark Bittman's How to cook everything.
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