**Update November 2014** – Sad to report that Jessica’s Biscuit is no longer in business. This article details what I learned http://kitchenboy.net/blog/jessicas-biscuit-end-era/.
Long time readers know that I am a cookbook fiend. Like me, some people can sit and read a cookbook like others read novels, and thus would love a great resource for that habit. If you are this sort of person, then Jessicas Biscuit or Ecookbooks.com, is the perfect place for you.
Jessicas Biscuit Not Another Book Seller
Unlike Amazon or other giant retail book sellers, Jessica’s Biscuit doesn’t sell “Iphones For Dummies” or books on car repair; they only sell cookbooks. Not only do they have a great selection of both popular and rare culinary books at great prices, they offer much more.
Read this from their web page…
…“Jessicas Biscuit® takes its cookbooks seriously. Thirteen years ago, when David Strymish realized that one of the most important bread-baking books was no longer available, he arranged to reprint it. Biscuit Books™ — a sister company of Jessicas Biscuit®/ecookbooks.com™ and New England Mobile Book Fair® — made its publishing debut by printing a beautiful new edition of Elizabeth David’s English Bread and Yeast Cookery. In the years following, Biscuit Books™ has released eight more titles — all much-loved but out-of-print classics. Says David, “These authors are researchers who bring us history. One of the things we do is to preserve and to perpetuate heritage.”
How can you not love people who have such a passion for cookbooks that they bring books back into print and provide a great service at the same time.
If it is food & wine related books you seek, you have to go to Jessicas Biscuit and browse through their cornucopia of printed culinary fun.
You may think you know how many cookbooks come out each year, or better, every month, but to truly be aware of the varied offerings you can follow the Biscuit Blog.
Seeing this Amazon banner ad may cause you to think, “Isn’t this a conflict of interest?” While Amazon is my number one affiliate partner, I don’t see this praise for and enjoyment of Jessicas Biscuit as conflict. Ecookbooks.com is a genre specific small business who fills a necessary niche. Besides, while I make money when people buy online through this website, I also maintain a growing list of bricks and mortar kitchen shops. Relying on one source has never precluded me from supporting others.