For those who are thinking about getting the kindle version, the formatting is done well, for general ease of reading the text. It's amazing how many books on kindle are not formatted correctly. The index is hyperlinked, which is important to me. Footnotes are hyperlinked. If one recipe calls for using a sauce or something else from elsewhere in the recipe section, that item is hyperlinked. For example, under 'potato enchiladas', 'enchilada sauce' is listed as an ingredient, and it is hyperlinked.
The recipes are not listed individually in the table of contents. From the table of contents, you can click on the beginning of a recipe section - for example, 'starting the day' (breakfast), 'salads', 'main dishes'. There are 12 breakfast recipes; several of them are muffin recipes. 'Main dishes' section has 21 recipes; a number of them are ethnic in flavor.
The index lists recipes as well as topics such as 'supplements, 'vitamin D', and 'Warrior's diet'. Recipes are listed by ingredient. For example, under 'tomatoes', there are 5 recipes listed. The index is barely adequate, but not exhaustive. For example, I'd seen a recipe for pancakes, so I looked for it in the index under 'pancakes'. It isn't there. If you look up 'breakfast', it just says 'recipes for, 221-31'. It is pretty quick to flip through to find what you want in the breakfast section. You can also add notes on kindle, so you could start your own list of recipes and their page numbers.
If they want to fine tune the kindle edition, they could make a more exhaustive list of recipes listed within it, and separate the recipe index from the topical one too, for ease of use.
Would I buy the kindle edition again or get the paper version? It's easy on kindle to highlight passages - I use that feature all the time. And I used it for this book as well. I rarely highlight on paper books - too much trouble, and don't like to deface them. Re. the recipes, I don't know that the paper version would be that much easier to flip through, since the index must be the same in that version. I bookmark recipes on kindle that I want to remember. I guess if you pin me down, I'd say that I'd get the kindle version again rather than the paper one. If you're running out of room for your cookbooks, you might want to get the kindle. On the other hand, if you think your copy will be dogeared, bookmarked all over, with notes on how a recipe turned out, and you expect to be using recipes all the time, then maybe you want to spend the extra money for a hard copy.
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