If you're like me, shelves crammed with cookbooks are a beautiful sight, but pulling the books down and looking through them for just the right recipe can sometimes be a chore. At least it used to be a chore until my wonderful friend Jacqueline of Tinned Tomatoes gave me a membership to Eat Your Books.
Eat Your Books has indexed recipes from over 3,000 cookbooks and the archives of over 800 of the most popular food magazines, and by creating your own bookshelf from these titles you can search online through every recipe you own by ingredient, ethnicity or type of dish, and come up with a list of ideas so that you know right where to go. It's invaluable to me, and frequently reminds me of books I'd never even think to look at when browsing the old-fashioned way — I only wish it could help me with the hundreds of newspaper clippings and photocopied recipes I have scattered in far too many folders and binders! There's no such thing as too many cookbooks, but if you have a lot I hope that you'll check Eat Your Books out.