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Tasty Turns Viral Recipes Into On Demand Cookbooks

Tasty Cookbook

Here’s an interesting gift idea: Tasty, the viral cooking video section of Buzzfeed, is making a cookbook.

Well, actually they’re creating 100,000 different cookbooks.

By using over 1,000 top-rated recipes and grouping them into categorical chapters which you can then mix and match, and then printing the whole thing on demand, they’ve created an almost endlessly customizable cookbook that can be matched to the recipient’s exact cooking preferences.

You start by browsing through categories like Health Nut, Ingredient Obsessed, or Carb Lovers, and then adding sub-categories like One Pot Wonders, Best Desserts Ever, and Hangover. You can then personalize it with up to 300 characters of text (and as many emoji as you can fit) and the result is a customized  gift for the food lover in your life.

Order Yours At: Tasty – The Cookbook

…Playboy wants you to read Cover to Cover?

Playboy Cover To Cover Archive

Since Marilyn Monroe appeared on the first cover in 1953, Playboy has published more than 650 issues containing more than 100,000 pages. You’d need to sacrifice a whole forest of trees to print each of those issues again though, so Playboy has kindly created the Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive, a ‘travel-friendly’ 250GB drive that contains every issue ever printed from 1953 to 2010.

[Playboy Cover to Cover Archive Hard Drive]

…It’s Things Thursday: 48 Hour Magazine?

48 Hour Magazine

The 48 Hour Magazine was “a raucous experiment in using new tools to erase media’s old limits. As the name suggests, we’re going to write, photograph, illustrate, design, edit, and ship a magazine in two days.”

The first issue, titled Hustle, received more than 1,500 submissions, which two dozen editors then trimmed down to the final 70 selections.

If you’d like to see what a unique idea, a handful of volunteers and a weekend’s worth of hustle can produce, then head on over and order up a copy.

[48 Hour Magazine]

…Books can come to life?

This video, called “Going West”, was created for the New Zealand Book Council to help promote the fact that good books can literally come to life:

If all books read themselves in a kick-ass voice and animated their story using a mix of stop motion and paper craft, I’m guessing I’d probably read more!

…Bad News comes with a soundtrack?

How To Break Bad News

The idea of combining a book with a soundtrack sounds so intuitive, I’m surprised it hasn’t been done before.

Eric Steuer and Tim Molloy worked together on the book, called How to Break Bad News, about a reporter who goes undercover at a fast food restaurant chain to expose labor abuses – but then finds he prefers working there to being a reporter.

The soundtrack is being distributed for free, and matches the tone that the authors wanted to set with each part of the book.

I hope this becomes a tread, because everything’s better with a little music.

[Via: Boing Boing]