This app is set to revolutionise the way we access our best-loved print cookbooks.

When a simple online search based around an ingredient you have to hand, ie, ‘diced lamb recipe’ can yield hundreds of recipes in an instant, it is little wonder that our heaving shelf of cookbooks has become sorely neglected, and this is what newly launched app, 1000 Cookbooks, is hoping to address.

Based on the view that online recipes are rarely as good as those found in the best cookbooks, its idea is to allow subscribers immediate access to recipes from the world’s top 1000 cookbooks, as selected by a leading panel of food experts and chefs.


Dubbed “the Spotify for food”, 1000 Cookbooks will work with publishers, authors, agents and copyright holders to licence content from the highest ranked titles and give users of the app a speedy digital service that complements rather than replaces print books.

Still in its early days, food lovers can currently use the app to search and buy the curated list of 1000 cookbooks, but the tech team hopes to add recipe content and video for users very soon. Will 1000 Cookbooks revolutionise the way we access print cookbooks by our best-loved authors? We think so. In the meantime, follow the 1000 Cookbooks mouth-watering Instagram feed for a taster of what’s to come.


As selected by 1000 Cookbooks...

1) Nose to Tail Eating by Fergus Henderson
2) Mastering the Art of French Cooking by Julia Child
3) Roast Chicken & Other Stories by Simon Hopkinson and Lindsey Barehem
4) French Provincial Cooking by Elizabeth David
5) White Heat by Marco Pierre White
6) Larousse Gastronomique by Prosper Montagne
7) The French Laundry Cookbook by Thomas Keller
8) Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan
9) Thai Food by David Thompson
10) The Zuni Café Cookbook by Judy Rodgers

For more information, visit 1000 Cookbooks.

November 2015