ckbk will turn a cook into a chef – new online cookbook at Kickstarter

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ckbk is a new subscription service that provides online access to the world’s best cookbooks. Nigella Lawson, Yotam Ottolenghi, Fergus Henderson and hundreds of leading chefs and food writers are contributing to the selection and curation process of the recipe books used. Over 100,000 recipes are already in the database.

ckbk (website here) is not just another cookbook site. It aims to inspire you to find new recipes. It even find recipes for things you have in the fridge or pantry. What to do with that left-over tripe?

It will offer a free basic membership, likely advertisement supported, to see selected recipes.

The paid membership gives unlimited access to complete recipes and additional features. These include ‘playlists’, how-to-cook videos, shopping list generation and more. At this time the shopping list function does not integrate with Australian food retailers.

ckbk ‘and more’ includes

Targeted Search: Know what dish or recipe you want to cook? Do you have specific ingredients at hand or dietary requirements to consider? Quickly find the right recipe to fit your needs with smart filters and extensive search categories.

Boundless Discovery: Browse new cookbooks, explore exotic cuisines and different techniques. Check out personalised recipe recommendations, seasonal articles and podcasts and videos for fresh ideas.

Build your skills: How-to videos and reference material to give you confidence in the kitchen

Save, Share and Connect: Save go-to recipes with your notes and photos. Create personal recipe playlists for different occasions and moods. Keep private or share with family and food-loving friends.

Filter: based on national cuisine, dietary preference and more…

Source ingredients: Grocery list integration adds the items you need to your offline list or online order.

Works on any Device: The ckbk web app works from a phone, tablet, laptop or PC. Native iOS and Android apps coming soon.

GasdgetGuy’s take. I hunger for new recipes. ckbk seems to offer that

The Kickstarter campaign is offering ckbk premium membership for US$59. If the campaign is successful, it will launch in September. If not, the money is sent back – no risk.