The Kindle is a phenomenally useful little gadget. I’ve downloaded books in Thailand, updated Facebook, read in bright sunlight, etc. What I haven’t done much of with it is peruse cookbooks or food references (such as Harold McGee’s incomparable “On Food and Cooking“). But there are very good reasons to think this would work. It’s searchable for one, rendering that obscure recipe for smoky salsa roja instantly available. Some, including Mark Bittman’s “How to Cook Everything,” have special features for e-readers such as concise, hyperlinked recipe lists. They’re also lighter than Bittman’s 1056-page monster and will lay flat (for the love of God!).
I’ll give one or two titles a shot, but was curious if anyone else brings their Kindle or Nook into the kitchen. Any particular titles, formats or e-readers work best?