Welcome to /r/cookbooks! This is a subreddit for discussing cookbooks, both old and new. We hope to create a forum where people can openly share their latest reads, ask for recommendations, share recipe results, and overall have fun!
In order to do that, there are a few ground rules:
No self-promotion! This means no posting links to your own blog, your own book, your town’s collaborative cookbook, etc. Yes, this even stands for people like /u/_gordon_ramsay. If you had a part in its creation, you may not make a post about it. There will be a weekly Saturday thread for these posts. Any questions about what may be considered ‘self-promotion’ may be directed to the moderators or admins. A first violation will result in a warning, a second will result in a temporary ban, a third a permanent ban.
No ‘best of’ lists are allowed. If you find one you would like to contribute, feel free to message it to the moderators and we will add it to the ongoing wiki list of ‘best of’ posts for the current year. This is to keep the subreddit from being clogged with such posts.
Cookbooks that are being discussed must be tied to a commercially-available book that someone can easily (within reason) purchase and hold in their hands. This means books available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Waterstones, etc. E-Books cannot be included. The only exception to this rule is vintage books, which are not widely available for obvious reasons.
Recipe reviews are allowed but, again, they must be reviews of a recipe made from a book that falls under rule 3, and make sure to state what book it’s from and the author.
No affiliate links. You may link to Amazon and such, but if a purchase from the link makes you money, it’s not allowed.
If you have any suggestions, questions, or need help with anything, please feel free to contact the mods!