Cooking with an iPad

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Don’t get me wrong. I lovelovelove my Kindle Touch. I specifically wanted the E Ink display because I get tired of looking at a back lit screen all day long. I also wanted something light weight that I could carry in my purse and easily hold without fatigue. My Kindle hasn’t let me down except in two regards:

It’s a bit pokey. If you have one, you know what I mean. When the wifi is on, it really slows down.

My beloved hoard of cookbooks do not look so yummy in black and white. I really wanted to see the pictures in color. Same with my hoard of travel books.

I’ve been debating (and saving money) for a while, trying to choose between getting a Kindle Fire and an iPad. There were pros and cons to both. I heard that the Fire has the same pokey problem. I also wanted a larger screen than the Fire. However, the Fire’s price is nice. The iPad is a big ticket item. While it’s certainly lighter than a computer, it’s not as compact as a Kindle. Also, I already have an iPhone and do I need a bigger version of that?

From the title of this post, you already know that I went with the iPad. What sold me was the Bluetooth keyboard cover (at additional cost) and an app, Quickoffice Pro, that will allow me to use the tablet as an on-the-go word processor. FYI, I’m using SugarSync to sync my documents between devices. I was also able to seamlessly transfer my music, movies, and certain apps from my phone. If you are using an Android phone, an Android tablet would probably be a better choice for you.

iPad in hand, I fired up the Kindle app. The Kindle Cloud made all my books appear, ready to be downloaded. Sweet! Love the color! Love the Retina screen display. Love how fast I can move through the pages. What I don’t love is the lack of folders. The app has no way to organize your books, aside from recent downloads and alphabetical order. This is a bit of a disappointment, though not one that would have tipped me in favor of the Fire.

I downloaded two new freebie cookbooks to my iPad today. They look so tasty in color. However you view them, enjoy!

  Slow Cooker 101: Master the Slow Cooker with 101 Great Recipes by Perrin Davis
This new series by Surrey Books launches with an everything-you-need-to-know guide to using the slow cooker, and features 101 delicious, diverse, and recipes, all of which have been thoroughly kitchen-tested to ensure you have success every time you make one. Featuring a detailed introduction that covers the basics of slow-cooking and discusses helpful how-to’s, insider tips, and keys to best results, this book–and all the books in the 101 series–features a simple, contemporary-looking design that’s as clear-cut as it is elegant, with measures calculated using both traditional and metric quantities. Scattered throughout are beautiful full-color photographs that accentuate the book’s visual appeal.

  Ramen, Udon & Beyond: A Collection of Simple Japanese Noodle Recipes by Cooking Penguin
Noodles are definitely a huge part of the Japanese cuisine. In Japan, everywhere you turn there’s almost always a noodle joint of some sort. Served piping hot or chilled, plain or with a whole gamut of toppings; in soups, stir-fried or dipped – it’s no wonder that the Japanese love their noodles! It’s not just delicious; it’s quite versatile, too. Ramen, Udon and Beyond: A Collection Simple Japanese Noodle Recipes will teach you how to make simple and yummy Japanese noodle recipes – from ramen to udon to soba and beyond!

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Disclaimers and Disclosures

I found these books via Amazon’s Kindle eBooks store. Resources for free Kindle and other format eBooks are listed in my sidebar.

These freebies are limited time offers, so there is no guarantee any of these books will still be free when you click on the links. Grab them sooner rather than later.

Books that I have previously listed will occasionally come up free again. I add those to my current posts for people who didn’t see them the first time.

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