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Tue May 18, 2010
The Cookbook Publishing Future
Lessley Anderson, senior editor at chow.com came to the studio today and assured us that while publishers of newspapers, novels, and magazines haven’t fared so well in the marketplace of free content, not all print genres are doomed.
One bookstore aisle is brimming with new and updated releases: the cookbook section. Ranging from the practical old standards to the highly-designed fantasies that some call “food porn,” today’s cookbook industry appears to be thriving far from the publishing malaise.
How is that? With free recipes and countless blogs from amateur and pro-chefs on the internet, cookbook publishers are adapting new recipes to face off with the kitchen’s newest appliance...the computer.