The Culinary Quote. “Nothing would be more tiresome than eating and drinking if God had not made them a pleasure as well as a necessity.”
- Voltaire

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Cookbook Recipe Database

Welcome to the Cookbook Recipe Database, or the CBRDB, a site where you can easily search for recipes listed within a large selection of cookbooks. The site is not a source for full recipes but as a reference to find them, like a giant index, so if you are looking for a certain recipe within a book in your library, or one you would like to buy, then this site will help you find it. Discover which cookbooks and recipes are the most popular with other users.

Register with the Cookbook Recipe Database and add your own ratings and comments. As a registered user you can also create your own “My Cookbooks” list. Visit About and read more on how you can use the Cookbook Recipe Database.

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For more than 50 years, Bon Appetit magazine has been seducing readers with to-die-for desserts. From quick homestyle cookies to unforgettable special-occasion finales such as spiced chocolate torte wrapped in chocolate ribbons, Bon Appetit showcases meticulously tested recipes that turn out perfectly—every time. Now, culled from Bon Appetit’s extensive archives and including never-before-published recipes, Bon Appetit Desserts promises to be the comprehensive guide to all things sweet and wonderful.

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Colman Andrews

Colman Andrews is living the life most culinarians would be envious of. Travelling the globe, enjoying great regional food and wine, and getting to write about it in articles and books for us all to enjoy.

He was co-founder and editor-in-chief of Saveur from 2002 to 2006. After leaving the magazine, he became the restaurant columnist for Gourmet. He is the recipient of eight James Beard awards, and co-author and co-editor of three Saveur cookbooks. His book “The Country Cooking of Ireland was named Best International Cookbook by the James Beard Foundation in 2010 and beat out all other entries in all categories as Cookbook of the Year. He is now working on a companion volume, “The Country Cooking of Italy”. Adds Andrews, “Judicis argutum labor hic formidat acumen,” (I tremble at the critic’s shrewd review).

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