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Cookstr.com
by Evan Orensten
on 21 November 2008
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Cookstr.com—created by Will Schwalbe and Katie Workman, both former publishers who worked on dozens of successful cookboooks—just launched and is a true evolution in cooking sites.

Considering the millions of recipes online you'd think this would be difficult to do, but Cookstr.com features recipes exclusively from cook books. Many of these recipes have never been published online because of copyright issues, but Cookstr.com has partnered both with the chefs (each of whom has a dedicated author page) and also with their publishers to make this possible. The all star list currently includes Alice Waters, Nigella Lawson, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Jamie Oliver, Mario Battali, Suzanne Goin, Marcella Hazan, Michel Nischan, Nancy Silverton, Art Smith and dozens of others.

One of Cookstr.com's strongest features is its search functionality, which allows you to search by ingredient, mood, difficulty of preparation, chef, and more. The site's editors are curating the best recipes from the best cookbooks, and are constantly adding more chefs and more recipes. A range of additional functionality—including community tools—will be added in the near future.

The site was designed by The Barbarian Group and built by Pivotal Labs.

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