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Cookbook Recipe Database

The Cookbook Recipe Database is a website 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.

Originally built by me in WordPress it soon outgrew it and needed something a little more flexible. Containing almost 90,000 recipes from 2,300 cookbooks all indexed by cuisine type, region and course and fully searchable. Registered users can create their own 'My Favourite Cookbooks' by simply clicking the 'My Cookbook' button on each book page. All book information (apart from each recipe sadly!) is pulled directly from Amazon all the site administrators have to do is enter the ISBN.