Mastering the Art of French Cooking Joins the Digital Age

October 5, 2011

The New York Times reported today that one of the world’s most famous cookbooks, Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child, has finally been published in ebook format. Cookbooks have been slow to be adopted into ebooks because, as the Times points out, who wants bacon grease splattering all over their iPad. Also the two column format commonly seen in cookbooks, ingredients in one column and recipe in the other, was not available until recently. The publisher, Alfred A. Knopf, chose to wait to replicate the cookbook in ebook formation until it could faithfully reproduce the original. Published in 1961, no electronic format of the book existed so it had to be retyped to create the ebook. Click here for a list of ebook cookbooks available through the Evanton Public Library and get cooking!

Rika G.


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