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Free Kindle Book -Thanksgiving Cookbook by Gooseberry Patch

The holidays are fast approaching and that means lots of delicious recipes.  A cookbook  in particular that is full of holiday treats is the free Kindle edition of Thanksgiving Cookbook.

Thanksgiving Cookbook includes 24 recipes, mostly involving pumpkin or turkey, but there are some others like harvest apple cheesecake.  Yum!  I love apple cider.  The cookbook includes several different recipes for it as well.

The set up and design of Thanksgiving Cookbook is pretty easy to read and doesn’t require too much fancy navigation.  It just moves from recipe to recipe.  There are little decorating tidbits at the bottom.  I enjoyed these because they sure do get creative with common household items.

The only big suggestion that I have as far as the layout of the book goes, is to include a table of contents so that the reader doesn’t have to go through the introductory section.  The best way to skip to the recipes you want is to go to the Kindle’s menu and select the “go to” option.  Once there, just select “table of contents.”  I admit that searching for recipes on the Kindle is a little more cumbersome than searching for them in a traditional recipe book or card that has colorful markers.

Gooseberry Patch is a company run by two women who wanted to work from home to raise their families.  The style of the cookbook is very warm and family oriented.  Very fitting with Thanksgiving being such a family style holiday.

So, stock up on Kindle cookbooks like Thanksgiving Cookbook.  Another good, free cookbook to try that isn’t holiday themed, is called Prevention Healthy Favorites.  I’m sure there will be a lot of holiday cookbooks, and even non holiday ones popping up in the Kindle Free book list.  So, keep an eye out for them.  You can’t go wrong because they’re free!

Serene

“Gooseberry Patch is one of my favorite companies. A while back, they often produced little cookbooks on a variety of topics. This is one of them. If you are expecting a large book, be forewarned, there are only 24 selected recipes in this book. The Kindle version, however is nicely formatted with good hyperlinks to each recipe, and cute clip art added to make the pages look less barren. ”

Benjamin Lew

“I found this Thanksgiving cookbook to be very helpful with the upcoming holidays coming up. The illustations were wonderful and it has gotten me inspired to learn some new ideas and ways of cooking the presenting the holiday fall meals. Lots of great pratical advice and wonderful receipes.”

Bittman’s Kitchen: What I Grill and Why

With Memorial Day coming up, I’m sure there will be a lot of grilling out going on.  Bittman’s Kitchen is a good, inexpensive Kindle single that provides great ideas for grilling meat, vegetables, and even bread.  For now, it is just $1.99.

Are you a fan of Mark Bittman’s cookbooks?  He has two other cookbooks available on Kindle: Mark Bittman’s Kitchen Express and Food Matters.

Mark Bittman provides a great guide to grilling that covers all aspects of the task, including how to grill and how to measure when the meat is done.  Bittman has a conversational style of writing and includes good set of delicious recipes to try out.

The biggest complaint about Bittman’s Kitchen is the lack of photos.  It is up to you to determine the purpose of the e-book, and whether photos are essential to point of the book.  Photos can add a nice touch, but they aren’t always necessary.

CaliforniaGrillin

“I’m not a big cook, but now I can’t wait for the weekends so I can try another recipe. Everything is so concise and clear, it truly removes the guess work and makes the entire experience enjoyable. The tone is easy and light and, unlike with some other cooking books, I didn’t need a dictionary along side to reference.”

S. Theuerkauf

“This is a well laid out ebook cookbook. The Table of contents have the necessary links to their respective recipes. Although there aren’t any photos, this is compensated for in the recipes with complete directions for each. There are recipes for a variety of grilled foods, meat as well as vegetables. I will enjoy using this cookbook!”

So overall, as a platform for cookbooks, this Kindle Single is a good start, but with improvements suggested by the readers, reading cookbooks on the Kindle can be made even better.

Happy grilling!