In 1996 I felt terribly modern. My Apple Powerbook Duo was running software called Mangia!, one of the best recipe programs around at the time (alas, now dead). I had begun reading my recipes straight off the Powerbook’s screen as I cooked. That was fine until a lapse of concentration saw me pour chocolate cake batter straight onto the Powerbook’s keyboard! Quick as a flash I dropped the bowl of batter on the kitchen table and inverted the laptop. Thank goodness I was making a thick cake batter and not something really runny!
I’ve not come across a good solution for viewing recipes electronically in the kitchen and nowadays I scribble everything down on paper before embarking on a recipe. But for some people this product concept (KitchenSync) by a guy called Noah Balmer seems quite nifty. Better than an LCD screen mounted on your fridge, it’s a foldable display which can sit on your bookshelf when not in use. It’s actually a device which stores info for display, so is independent of a PC (once you’ve downloaded the information). More pics at The Kitchn.
[This is not a product endorsement. It is simply something discovered on the internet which I think is interesting.]