Google continues to wow me with the new applications that they develop. From finding your house in the satellite imagery of Google Maps to searching your own images in Picassa, Google continues to provide web applications for free.
Tonight I rediscovered the Google Print service, which allows you to search and view a large growing collection of books. This collection includes many exciting cookbooks, with most of their recipes in full view! One such recipe I found is a dish I prepared back in the winter months, Gnocchi with Roasted Beets and Cherry Merlot Reduction from the Artful Vegan.
I blogged this recipe in the first month of my blog, and didn’t print the recipe as I was closely following the cookbook, and still unsure about my stand on reprinting recipes from cookbooks. Searching for this recipe in Google Print yields the entire recipe, as well as the cookbook’s stunning photograph of this dish and the nutritional breakdown that is thoughtfully provided with each recipe.
Why does Google provide free access to books like this?
- Google Print helps you discover books, not read them online. To read the whole book, we encourage you to use the “Buy this book” link to purchase it online or the “Find this in a library” link to look for a local library that has it.
So go Google yourself some dinner and have fun searching for new favorites!