Friday, September 18, 2009

Opinions Needed!

I feel like such a needy blogger, always asking for your help. In real life I don't ask for help at all. Really.

But you all have so much to offer. So much to bring to the table. And all I'm asking today is your personal opinion.

If you were to be looking into recipes for something specific - say diabetic cooking (no, I don't have diabetes, and this is actually something other than diabetic recipes), or recipes suitable for combating, say, hot flashes - would you prefer:

A) One cookbook with a variety of recipes (similar to a standard cookbook, complete with photos)

or

B) A monthly subscription to recipes that are seasonal/holiday related, or mixed up, as in serving many vs cooking for two, or lite recipes, etc. - something different every month?

AND, would you prefer these to be in an online format (the monthly subscription perhaps), or all bound and printed?

I'm venturing out into the unknown. Not a big fan of the unknown as a general rule. Thanks so much in advance.

Until I write again ...

Flea

16 comments:

Robin said...

Definitely A, and online. No question.

You've got my curiosity peaked, I must admit :).

Keri said...

Monthly and definitely printed with pictures.
I'm a very visual gal and I like to curl up with a good recipe mag in a quiet corner or in a hot bath.

guess that's why I don't like to buy fabrics online either... gotta touch and have it in my hands.

Mental P Mama said...

What are you up to????? Anyway, I love online, and cookbooks with photos are a must.

Karen said...

I'd go with the printed cookbook. Printed, I said, not online. That way if I don't like something (or don't have ingredients on hand) I can choose another option instead of having THAT ONE for today.

Plus I love books.

Daryl said...

Photos/online BUT with ability to print out a copy to keep and share ...

ShaRhonda said...

Monthly, bound and printed!

Crista said...

Monthly and printed.
Always glad to give an opinion! ;)

MaBunny said...

I prefer a big book with a variety of recipes and pictures:)

TSannie said...

I'm with Daryl on this one. Tho I LOVE cookbooks.

Heather said...

I like a monthly subscription complete with photo recipe cards...BUT I prefer a bound cookbook. I need something in my hands. I would rather have a bound book then a bunch of printed sheets from the Net. You could compare the cookbook recipes to online recipes and change ingredients as needed. Most cookbooks--especially those dealing with specific needs--offer seasonal recipes. Good luck. :o)

k said...

I like a printed cookbook - but will run to the net if I can't find it in my cookbook.
How about lots of recipes for ADD folks? My meds don't always kick ick ck k in.

imbeingheldhostage said...

Hello, my name is Jeri and I am a cookbook addict. Any and all types-- well, not internet, because how fun is that when you need to spill something?

So, there's a magazine called "Cuisine at Home". Don't know if they still make it, but when it came in the mail, it would inspire me and I'd cook several things out of it (great pictures and they dummied it down for me). My other cookbooks can sit for months without seeing daylight. You have to be motivated to try new things, and sometimes I am just too busy. My most dog-eared book is Betty Crocker. I've bought plenty after it, but it's the one I go to most.
Can't wait to hear what you're cooking!

MUD said...

I think we need to have a focus on what is available for the season. What do you do with a zucchini, a kohlrabi, and tomatoes. I cook them with a spoon full of Basil Pesto and eat them. There are a lot of seasonal foods to eat and lots of ways to cook them. Eat healthy. If it has more than one tablespoon of butter it will taste great but just isn't healthy enough.
MUD Oh, on line, I have a whole counter of cookbooks.

Adam Garcia said...

I would have to say that I would prefer the former rather than the latter. I like to curl up with a standard diabetic cookbook with a variety of recipes with photos. Although, I could see the same thing in a monthly newsletter. It's just if I want to refer back to something, I won't necessarily see the monthly newsletter or find and see the diabetic recipe I want when I need it. Of course, I am diabetic so you have my curiosity peaked. BTW, if you want to see some good diabetic recipes go to http://diabeticcookbookblog.com/

zobabe said...

I'm with Daryl. I love cookbooks, but I have enough that I don't use.

Ellyn said...

Monthly printed with lots of pictures. I love getting my magazines in the mail. It's like Christmas.