Thursday, January 28, 2010
Steve Jobs- Can the iPad be the electronic cookbook we have been waiting for?
I am usually not a gadget person, but the idea of an electronic cookbook has been appealing to me for some time. How convenient would it be to be able to access your favorite cookbooks, cooking magazines, food blogs, and family recipe archives all in one place that you could actually use in the kitchen? I know I would love it. Since my laptop is essential for my foodblogging and freelance work, I am loathe to take it into the kitchen for fear of spilling something in it or knocking it over, so usually if I am following a recipe that is on the computer, I am walking back and forth between the den and the kitchen to avoid such a problem. But from what I see at the iPad unveiling, it could fit in my regular cookbook holder, hold electronic cookbooks, and provide access to an entire world of recipes and allow me to manage my menus, shopping lists, etc. in one place.
While I might not plunk down the dollars just to read the latest novel on an iPad, if I could fill my iPad with Bittman and Ruhlman, and Julia, as well as the blogs of my foodie friends and my favorite food sites, I could see that this could actually be a good investment!
So Steve, has a food blogger tried out your new device as the latest foodie kitchen tool? If not, I am volunteering.