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New tool could revolutionise how we use cookbooks

A new website is launching today that aims to revolutionise the way people use cookbooks. is a free online tool that makes the link between digital search and real-life books. It shows users exactly where to find ingredients and recipes in their OWN cookbooks, helping them make the most of the books they already have in their bookshelves.

A powerful search tool, lets users search by dish name, dish type or up to five individual ingredients. It has details on the book and page numbers for over 28,000 recipes in its online library, and what ALL of the ingredients are in every one.

Registered users can select a personalised ‘bookshelf’ to tailor the results of the search to the cookbooks they already own.

According to co-founders Chris and Linda Newton:

“We aim to provide a unique way for people to really make the most of their own cookbooks. Beautifully illustrated and filled with mouth-watering recipes – cookbooks are wonderful things to possess, so what a shame to see all of these lovely books hardly ever being used! is the convenient and easy way to cook whilst still getting the enormous pleasure of using your cookbooks.”

The library is constantly growing, with a view to having every cookbook published in the last 5 years in the database by the end of 2011.


Notes to editors:

  • In a nutshell: “ is a time-saving online tool that shows you exactly where to find ingredients and recipes in your own cookbooks and beyond.”
  • The site is the brainchild of computer nerds and avid cooks Chris and Linda Newton. They have been writing computer software since the first dinosaur computers were around and cooking for even longer.
  • also has a Facebook page, a Twitter account (@inmycookbooks) and its own blog at

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