I pre-ordered The Food Lab, a little warily, not sure how much new content it has (i’m still not sure), but willing to take a chance. I’m glad I did. The best thing about it is, everything? It’s like having the Food Lab in your kitchen, all in one place. I know that sounds like the website, but it’s not. Where sidebars would be hyperlinks, here they’re right in the article, so there’s no need to leave and return. Think of it as doing away with cross-indexing and giving all the pertinent information where you want it.
There are a few places where we’re sent to another page, but not too often. I enjoy not having to leave the kitchen to fire up the Mac and see if Kenji’s got a better way to make something. And no more slogging through numerous articles to find the one I want, either. It’s just more convenient, something I seldom say about a cookbook, because I’m a diehard online cook, preferring to search for recipes or techniques and saving them to Paprika on my iPad.