Hi Clare and welcome
We are loving having all you Australians joining up following the article in The Australian Weekend magazine. We hadn't actually intended to launch in Australia and New Zealand until later in the year, so we are now urgently recruiting indexers and getting more Australian books indexed. So you will see a lot more of your books indexed in the next few months.
Larousse (and Escoffier) are on our indexing lists - monsters both and not the easiest of books to index. I own the 1988 Larousse so that is probably the one that we will start with, as it's the one most members own, then we will have to do the expanded and updated 2001 edition. With 3,500 recipes that is going to take a while.
Thanks Jane - yes, that's how I found you :)
Looking forward to expedited Australian indexing then - yay!
Hello! My name is Hazel and in my blog I explore taste and flavor combinations. This means I often start with an ingredient then search for recipes that use it. With EYB, I save hours not having to flip through all of my cookbooks!
Hi my name is valerie and I am living in denver, trying to sort out my life through food!!
Not having to lug half a dozen heavy book to find the inspiration of the moment is a heaven sent. I loaded up my collection yesterday and for the first time I feel that I will use it far more fluidly than I ever did.
The survey of which magazines we will index will stay up on the Community page until we are ready to start indexing. At the moment all our efforts have gone into indexing more cookbooks and developing the new version of the website (up any day now).
Indexing of magazines is on our to-do list and will be happening relatively soon.
My name is Mary and I'm from Hollis NH. I saw a blurb about this site in Eating Well magazine. I had recently started try to get a list together of my favorite recipes in one of my kids' discarded school notebooks after I could not (and still cannot) find a recipe I made last year for raw corn salsa. EYB is a godsend....how frustrating it is to be able to not find that 'great' recipe I made in the past. I have to say I may need to take a second job, however, since I will now be able to justify buying more cookbooks!
Hi! I'm Kirsten and I also learned about this site from Eating Well magazine. I look forward to exploring it and if it's as great at it seems to be will be joining as a permanent member. I can't wait to organize my cookbooks here! Do they also do magazines?
Welcome Kirsten, Mary and everyone else who has joined recently
We haven't indexed magazines yet, though we are planning to. We are running a survey on the Community page to find out which magazines our members would like to see indexed first.
There definitely are other EYB members who are blokes (lovely to hear that again, it's not a term that used in the US at all). Hopefully your post will encourage more of them to get involved in the Forum.
I don't agree with you about newest posts being on top. All the forums I'm involved with have oldest on top so newcomers to the topic can read the posts in order they were written. I'm interested to know which forums you use that reverse the order? Any other members think that posts should be newest first?
Friends is a feature that we have temporarily suspended as we are incorporating it into a new social networking feature we are developing. You can still see your friends' profiles and see their book collections by clicking their name in the Bookshelves list on the book details page. You just need to know one book they own to see their name on the Bookshelves list.
Hi, I am Andy, and I have an addiction to buying cookbooks. The problem is I never ever wind up cooking anything out of them. I am hoping your site is the ticket to actually use them for recipes instead of just ideas.
If anyone is interested I host a blog on food, wine and photography. You can find me at http://www.thatjewcancook.com
Thanks, and I look forward to using this service!
Hi, I am Abby from Cape Cod, MA. I had seen the article in the Boston Globe in the spring and have finally had time to get myself organized to join. I was a professional chef so have a lot of old cookbooks (most of which are here but not indexed). Now I feel that I am a three season cook- canning from June through Nov; Chinese & Asian (due to a party we have the day after Thanksgiving) and cookies for Christmas.
Also I am commuting to Boston to work and my husband is cooking weekday meals. This will help him find recipes (especially if I put the location of the cookbooks in my Bookmarks) for things I have in the freezer. We have a huge garden as well so he will be able to find things to do with all the produce.
Thanks for putting this together, it is a great idea!!!
Hi, I'm Gwen from Washington State and have just discovered this great site. I have a number of cookbooks, as does everyone here! I try to limit myself. For a while, I tried to limit myself to just the number of books that would fit on one bookshelf unit. If I got a new one, I had to get rid of one. That only worked til I had weeded out cookbooks I never used.
I loved looking at cookbooks - I look at them ALL the time. So it's not like they're not getting used, right? However, I only cook from a few and now with the internet, I often just get a recipe off the 'net. Still love looking at my cookbooks tho! Having them indexed like this will make it a lot easier for me to get more use out of them.
I'm Warner and I make sausage, I also smoke, dry cure, preserve and can.
New York City Area.
Love that picture. I'm ashamed to admit I've never made my own sausages - one of those things I assume I'll have time to do after the kids go off to college.