My brother's best friend, and current business associate, Ben, sent me a link for TasteBook, which he thought I might be interested in checking out since I so thoroughly enjoy cooking and baking. Before I provide more details, can I just say that I love Ben? He is so cool, so much cooler than my brother, actually :)
The concept of the TasteBook is pretty neat. For $34.95, you can create your very own personalized hard cover cookbook. Basically, you select 100 recipes from a database of over 25,000 recipes that have been featured in gourmet magazines such as Bon Appetite and Gourmet. Then a personalized cookbook, with your name on the cover (!), is created and sent to you. The service is offered by Epicurious.com, which is one of my favorite online recipe sites. The Web site offers tried and true gourmet recipes that are tested and rated by chefs. Very cool. I also think this is a great gift idea for the quickly approaching holiday season!