The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Food for thought: the expanding universe of cookbook indexing

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2014), 32, (4), 0

Abstract

Gillian Watts has been indexing cookbooks since 1999. She draws on 15 years of experience to describe the joys and pleasures of the genre as well as pitfalls and offers lots of good advice and tested tips to make the task easier and the outcome better.

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Claman, M. (1999) Rise and dine Canada, 2nd edn. Montreal, Quebec: Callawind. Rise and dine Canada Google Scholar

Joachim, D. and Schloss, A. (2008) The science of good food. Toronto, Ont.: Robert Rose. The science of good food Google Scholar

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Davidson, A. (2006) The Oxford companion to food, 2nd edn. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The Oxford companion to food Google Scholar

Grant, R. ‘Cookbook indexing: not as easy as ABC.’ ASI Culinary Indexing SIG. www.culinaryindexing.org/grant_article.html (the whole site is a wonderful source). Google Scholar

Herbst, S. T. (2001) Food lover’s companion, 3rd edn. Barron’s. Cookbook indexing: not as easy as ABC Food lover’s companion Google Scholar

Humphreys, N. ‘Six sizzling cookbook index styles.’ http://www.wordmapsindexing.com/six-cookbook-index-styles/ Google Scholar

Nickerson, A., Leise, F. and Hudoba, T. (eds) (2009) Indexing specialties: cookbooks. Medhurst, N.J.: Information Today (some great articles and lots of useful references). Six sizzling cookbook index styles Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

Smith, A. F. (ed.) (2007) The Oxford companion to American food and drink. New York: Oxford University Press. The Oxford companion to American food and drink Google Scholar

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Watts, Gillian