Cookbooks, Apps + The New York Times
I adore cookbooks. Have for decades. Assume I always will. And I adore writing cookbooks. I hope they never become obsolete. Ever.
But I like apps — certain apps — too. And I loved working on my own app. I think there’s an important place for apps and I think that place is right next to cookbooks. I don’t think we need recipes apps. Cookbooks have great recipes and there are millions of recipes available on the web. But the right app can stretch the magic of a cookbook. It can add value to a cookbook. It can provide instruction and clarification and even spark creativity in ways that are different from what a cookbook can do.
In the best of all possible worlds, cookbooks and apps would live together in perfect harmony.