ckbk: discover great cookbooks 4+

120,000+ recipes you can trust

1000 Cookbooks Ltd

    • 4.9 • 70 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



ckbk puts the world's best cookbooks in your pocket, all fully searchable. Recipes you can rely on from top chefs and cookbook authors, with new titles added each week.

ckbk offers the world’s best cookbooks, all in one place:

• Filter your searches by diet, type of dish, national cuisine, author and more...
• Create and share your own ‘recipe playlists’
• Swipe left/right to browse the full content of every cookbook (not just the recipes!)
• Tag recipes once you have cooked them, and add star ratings and reviews
• Add private notes to keep track of your own tweaks
• Post questions about any recipe to get advice from the ckbk community
• Follow recommendations from leading chefs and authors to explore new areas
• Discover regional cuisines from around the world
• Browsing bookshelves to find the most popular cookbooks by country or category
• Optimized layout for every device, from the smallest iPhone to the iPad Pro

Featured authors include Dominique Ansel, Rose Levy Beranbaum, Mark Bittman, Paul Bocuse, Jayne Cohen, Le Cordon Bleu, Chantal Coady, The Culinary Institute of America, Josceline Dimbleby, Alain Ducasse, Naomi Duguid, Auguste Escoffier, Keith Floyd, Eleanor Ford, French Culinary Institute, Bo Friberg, Daniel Galmiche, Peter Gilmore, Wayne Gisslen, Darra Goldstein, Peter Gordon, Alice Hart, Valentina Harris, Marcella Hazan, Pierre Hermé, Mark Hix, Ken Hom, Nisha Katona, Tessa Kiros, Jennifer Joyce, Prue Leith, Deborah Madison, Nick Malgieri, Christine Manfield, Francisco Migoya, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Sri Owen, James Peterson, Darren Purchese, Steven Raichlen, Stéphane Reynaud, Gary Rhodes, Claudia Roden, Julee Rosso, Michael Ruhlman, Richard Sax, Nick Sharma, David Tanis, Jeremiah Tower, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Anne Willan, Paula Wolfert and many more.

• ckbk covers every style of cooking: from simple 20-minute weeknight meals and healthy vegan options to dinner party show-stoppers and Michelin-starred chef creations
• Hot bestsellers like I Can Cook Vegan, modern classics such as The Silver Palate, reference works including The Oxford Companion to Food, Escoffier and On Food & Cooking, and professional titles such as Bread: A Baker's Book
• Build your expertise with titles from great culinary schools including Le Cordon Bleu and the French Culinary Institute
• Explore culinary history with vintage cookbooks from Mrs Beeton, Hannah Glasse and Fannie Farmer

From Italian to Indonesian, and Spanish to South African, ckbk has it covered. Featuring more than 80 national cuisines, ckbk puts recipes from every corner of the world at your fingertips.

• Instant access to ckbk, wherever you are
• No need to keep waking up your phone with sticky fingers! The ckbk app keeps your recipe visible while you cook!

• Free Members can search ckbk's entire collection and access up to 3 recipes per month
• Premium Members have unlimited access to the full content of every book
• Take out a free 14-day trial of monthly Premium Membership
• Save even more with annual Premium Membership
• ckbk members can use their membership via the app and also via the ckbk website

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What’s New

Version 1.7.14

Version 1.7.14 Improves the handling of recipe ratings (you can now easily remove a rating), and addresses an issue with notifications
Version 1.7 introduced new appearance settings including support for dark mode and adjustable text size.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
70 Ratings

70 Ratings

cupcake*sprinkle ,

Totally worth it!

I almost never buy apps and rarely write reviews, but I find myself doing both for Ckbk. This is a fantastic app and worth every penny. I used to buy a few cookbooks a year, but with all the local bookstores having closed, I find myself buying fewer and not keeping up with what is available. Ckbk has given me the thrill of having hundreds of new cookbooks. Not only that, it is an amazing resource for cookbooks from past decades too. As mentioned by another reviewer, this is a deep resource because it is easy to search recipes by genre, ingredient, cookbook, author and more. The app support has been fantastic and personal and is even willing to seek rights for cookbooks that I have expressed an interest in. Cookbook authors and publishers should embrace the app. I would definitely be inclined to add physical copies of cookbooks to my library based upon having had the opportunity to get greater familiarity with a cookbook via this app. Highly recommend this app to anyone who loves to cook or loves cookbooks!

Macetas-Jacinta ,

Enjoy this app

I was a little skeptical at first that this app would be more useful than Kindle unlimited, etc, but actually I really enjoy it and use it often. It has a good combination of a searchable database with the ability to read a cookbook straight through, and the recipes that it suggests once you’ve clicked on one are actually relevant. The cookbooks are usually a bit older (like maybe five to ten years old), but they’re good ones, and since I’m old I remember when many of them came out, or I owned them. I have especially been enjoying the Mission Chinese cookbook, the Hakka cookbook, and Michael Ruhlman’s From Scratch. There is a good selection of different cuisines represented as well, which is important to me.

Developer Response ,

Glad that you’ve been enjoying our titles focused on Chinese cuisine. We’ve added many more in the last few months, including from Singaporean publisher Marshall Cavendish. Well worth digging into those titles.

Dhibbjktedc ,

Deep resource, easy to use

Amazing selection of books organized so you can read the whole book or just search for a particular recipe. I own probably 50 paper cookbooks, 750 cookbooks on kindle but I find myself turning to ckbk more and more because I can search so many different ways from a wonderful selection of books. A phenomenal deep resource of really great books with stellar organization and ease of use.


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