The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing

Indexes in award-winning cookbooks

The Indexer: The International Journal of Indexing (2015), 33, (2), 71–76.

Abstract

The author considers whether the quality of a cookbook is reflected in the quality of its index.

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Child, J. (2005) The way to cook. New York: Knopf. The way to cook Google Scholar

Colwin, L. (2010) Home cooking: a writer in the kitchen. New York: Vintage. Home cooking: a writer in the kitchen Google Scholar

Guild of Food Writers (2015a) ‘About.’ www.gfw.co.uk/history. cfm (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Guild of Food Writers (2015b) ‘Awards.’ www.gfw.co.uk/guildof-food-writers-awards.cfm (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Guillermopreto, A. (2011) Review of Oaxaca al gusto: an infinite gastronomy, by D. Kennedy. New York Review of Books, 28 April, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (2011) 29(3), 140. About New York Review of Books 29 140 Google Scholar

Hall, A. (2009) ‘The perfect recipe: five cookbooks with impeccable indexes,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. The perfect recipe: five cookbooks with impeccable indexes Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

International Association of Culinary Professionals (2015a) ‘About IACP.’ www.iacp.com/join/more/about_us (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Bertelsen, C. (1999) ‘A piece of cake? Cookbook indexing: basic guidelines and resources.’ Key Words 7(1), 1, 6–12. A piece of cake? Cookbook indexing: basic guidelines and resources Key Words 7 6 12 Google Scholar

International Association of Culinary Professionals (2015b) ‘Cookbook awards: winners.’ www.iacp.com/award/more/cookbook (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Bertelsen, C. (2009) ‘International affairs: indexing ethnic cookbooks,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. International affairs: indexing ethnic cookbooks Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

International Organization for Standardization (1996) ISO 999: information and documentation: guidelines for the content, organization and presentation of indexes, 2nd edn. London: BSI. Google Scholar

Child, J. (2005) The way to cook. New York: Knopf. The way to cook Google Scholar

Colwin, L. (2010) Home cooking: a writer in the kitchen. New York: Vintage. Home cooking: a writer in the kitchen Google Scholar

James Beard Foundation (2015) ‘Foundation history.’ www.jamesbeard.org/about/history (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Means, J. (2009) Review of Kitchen express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less, by M. Bittman. Amazon.com, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (2010) 28(1), 45. About IACP The Indexer 28 45 Google Scholar

Guild of Food Writers (2015a) ‘About.’ www.gfw.co.uk/history. cfm (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Mulvany, N. C. (2005) Indexing books, 2nd edn. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press. Indexing books Google Scholar

Guild of Food Writers (2015b) ‘Awards.’ www.gfw.co.uk/guildof-food-writers-awards.cfm (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Nickerson, A. (2009) ‘Introduction,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. Introduction Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

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International Association of Culinary Professionals (2015a) ‘About IACP.’ www.iacp.com/join/more/about_us (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Shere, T. (2009) ‘What’s in a name? Indexing recipe titles,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. What’s in a name? Indexing recipe titles Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

International Association of Culinary Professionals (2015b) ‘Cookbook awards: winners.’ www.iacp.com/award/more/cookbook (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Shere, T. (2014) ‘Appendix B: Cookbooks’ in ASI Best Practices Committee (eds.), Best practices for indexing. Unpublished proposal. Appendix B: Cookbooks Best practices for indexing Google Scholar

International Organization for Standardization (1996) ISO 999: information and documentation: guidelines for the content, organization and presentation of indexes, 2nd edn. London: BSI. Google Scholar

Sicherman, A. (1998) Review of How to cook everything, by M. Bittman. Star Tribune (Minneapolis), 11 November, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (1999) 21(3), 138. Indexes reviewed Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 21 138 Google Scholar

James Beard Foundation (2015) ‘Foundation history.’ www.jamesbeard.org/about/history (accessed 1 March 2015). Google Scholar

Watts, G. (2014) ‘Food for thought: the expanding universe of cookbook indexing.’ The Indexer 32(4), C1–C5. Food for thought: the expanding universe of cookbook indexing The Indexer 32 C1 C5 Google Scholar

Means, J. (2009) Review of Kitchen express: 404 inspired seasonal dishes you can make in 20 minutes or less, by M. Bittman. Amazon.com, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (2010) 28(1), 45. About IACP The Indexer 28 45 Google Scholar

Waverman, L. (2008) Review of Anita Stewart’s Canada: the food, the recipes, the stories, by Anita Stewart. Globe and Mail, 26 April, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (2008) 26(3), 139. Globe and Mail 26 139 Google Scholar

Mulvany, N. C. (2005) Indexing books, 2nd edn. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press. Indexing books Google Scholar

Weinberg, B. H. (1999) ‘Exhaustivity of indexes: books, journals and electronic full text: summary of a workshop presented at the 1999 ASI Annual Conference.’ Key Words 7(5), 1, 6–19. Exhaustivity of indexes: books, journals and electronic full text: summary of a workshop presented at the 1999 ASI Annual Conference Key Words 7 6 19 Google Scholar

Nickerson, A. (2009) ‘Introduction,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. Introduction Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

Wellisch, H. H. (1995) ‘Cookbook indexing,’ pp. 94–7 in Indexing from A to Z, 2nd edn. New York: H.W. Wilson. Cookbook indexing Indexing from A to Z 94 7 Google Scholar

Whitman, J., and Simon, D. (2000) ‘Indexing,’ pp. 133–47 in Recipes into type: a handbook for cookbook writers and editors. Newton, Mass.: Biscuit Books. Indexing Recipes into type: a handbook for cookbook writers and editors 133 47 Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2003) ‘Culinary indexing practices in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and The Fannie Farmer Cook Book, 1896–1996.’ Key Words 11(1), 20–2. Culinary indexing practices in The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book and The Fannie Farmer Cook Book, 1896–1996 Key Words 11 20 2 Google Scholar

Sassen, C. (2009) ‘Indexes in classic cookbooks: an analysis of the indexes in The Joy of Cooking, 1931–2006,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. Indexes in classic cookbooks: an analysis of the indexes in The Joy of Cooking, 1931–2006 Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

Shere, T. (2004) Indexing cookbooks. Unpublished paper (39 pp.) Available at https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/culinarysiglistserv/files Google Scholar

Shere, T. (2009) ‘What’s in a name? Indexing recipe titles,’ in A. Nickerson, F. Leise and T. Hudoba (eds.), Indexing specialties: cookbooks, Medford, N.J.: Information Today in association with ASI. What’s in a name? Indexing recipe titles Indexing specialties: cookbooks Google Scholar

Shere, T. (2014) ‘Appendix B: Cookbooks’ in ASI Best Practices Committee (eds.), Best practices for indexing. Unpublished proposal. Appendix B: Cookbooks Best practices for indexing Google Scholar

Sicherman, A. (1998) Review of How to cook everything, by M. Bittman. Star Tribune (Minneapolis), 11 November, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (1999) 21(3), 138. Indexes reviewed Star Tribune (Minneapolis) 21 138 Google Scholar

Watts, G. (2014) ‘Food for thought: the expanding universe of cookbook indexing.’ The Indexer 32(4), C1–C5. Food for thought: the expanding universe of cookbook indexing The Indexer 32 C1 C5 Google Scholar

Waverman, L. (2008) Review of Anita Stewart’s Canada: the food, the recipes, the stories, by Anita Stewart. Globe and Mail, 26 April, quoted in ‘Indexes reviewed.’ The Indexer (2008) 26(3), 139. Globe and Mail 26 139 Google Scholar

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Wellisch, H. H. (1995) ‘Cookbook indexing,’ pp. 94–7 in Indexing from A to Z, 2nd edn. New York: H.W. Wilson. Cookbook indexing Indexing from A to Z 94 7 Google Scholar

Whitman, J., and Simon, D. (2000) ‘Indexing,’ pp. 133–47 in Recipes into type: a handbook for cookbook writers and editors. Newton, Mass.: Biscuit Books. Indexing Recipes into type: a handbook for cookbook writers and editors 133 47 Google Scholar

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Sassen, Catherine