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No More Paper Cookbooks For TV-Chef Alton Brown; Making Move To E-Books

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It’s probably a trend that we could all see coming:  Television host and cookbook author Alton Brown is pledging that his latest cookbook will be his last — on paper, anyway.

“I want to go where nobody has gone before,” Brown said Saturday during an interview at the New York City Wine and Food Festival. “I want to change the way we deal with information in the kitchen.”

He says his just-released book, “Good Eats 3,” will be his last traditional cookbook. Future books – each of which will have 25 recipes – will be immersive, highly interactive blends of text, photos and video.

And with the move to a digital format, Brown promises more than just a “Kindle-fied” version of a traditional cookook.

Alton says the videos are being shot using a circle of 40 cameras that capture the action from all angles. Viewers then will be able to pan around the scene, stopping and watching it from any angle.

He likened the experience to the so-called stop-motion special effects used in the science-fiction movie “The Matrix,” in which the action seemed to freeze while the camera angle rotated.

Brown hopes future innovations will include kitchen tools that connect wirelessly to tablet computers, allowing the recipes to automatically adapt to a user’s ingredients or cooking conditions.


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