Scribner, which publishes the iconic cookbook The Joy of Cooking, has gone digital with the title. The Simon & Schuster imprint announced today a $9.99 Joy of Cooking app for the iPad that features all of the recipes found in the book.
Assisting in the creation of the app was John Becker, the great-grandson of Joy author Irma Rombauer, and his Becker's wife, Megan Scott. S&S said the app features, among other things, color photographs; a varied search function (which can be broken down by, among other options, ingredient or type of dish); shopping lists; and conversions for metric users.
The Joy of Cooking was originally published in 1931 and has been included in the Library of Congress as "one of the 88 books that helped shape America." S&S worked with cookbook app developer Culinate on the project.