Reader Poll: Cookbooks or Cooking Apps?

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Check out this NPR piece about the role of the cookbook in the age of the app. Spoiler alert: according to one home cook, using the iPad in the kitchen requires “lots of paper towels.” Just when you thought technology had rendered paper nearly obsolete. . .

So, do you cook from books or from apps? Which are better? I’d be curious to hear your thoughts; please post them in the comments section.

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HTCE Essentials App is Free

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The How to Cook Everything Essentials app is now available for free on iTunes. It includes over 100, well, essential recipes from the book, as well as some of the snazzy features that come with the full version. If you like Essentials, you can easily upgrade to the complete HTCE app (the entire book for $4.99).

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How to Cook Everything iAPP Now Only $1.99

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Starting today at 3pm (EST) and ending Monday, you can buy the best-selling How to Cook Everything iPhone application for only $1.99 (down from it’s normal $4.99). The whole book (2,000 recipes) for $1.99? You do the math.

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Attention (Last Minute) Shoppers!

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To celebrate Father’s Day, instead of our regular Sunday Supper column we’re offering the hugely popular (and very practical) How to Cook Everything iApp for just $1.99. This way Dad can pick whatever he wants for dinner–and make it too.

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iApp Winners Announced

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We got twenty-two (really good) comments about technology and cooking; these are our five faves. If the winners would kindly email their email addresses to mark@markbittman.com we’ll get you links for your free app right away.

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Win the How To Cook Everything iApp!

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We’re giving away another batch of apps today. Here’s the deal: Post a comment telling us how technology has changed the way you cook–or not. We’ll read through them and pick the five that speak to us. Then we’ll post them for all to see, ask you to send your email address to us, and get you your personal copy of How To  Cook Everything–the super-comprehensive, searchable, amazing iPhone version. Only comments posted before midnight May 12th will be eligible.

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Win the New How To Cook Everything iApp

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We’re giving away five of the new (best-selling and widely praised) How to Cook Everything iApps today. Just sign up for our newsletter (over there, to the left) and you’ll be entered in our (random) drawing. And check back tomorrow, and later in the week – we’ll be giving away more stuff soon.

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