On the March 10 KCRW Good Food Podcast, Lessley Anderson of Chow.com discussed the future of cookbooks and other food publishing.
Among the points I gleaned:
Cookbooks are moving into the role of inspiration and out of the role of being used for actual recipes. She said people tended to look through cookbooks to get ideas and inspiration and then go to the internet to find the practical, easy way to make the dish.
Publishers and Authors are looking to make cookbooks into Art Books,