When you’re looking for a new recipe to make for dinner, you most likely head over to Google or Recipes.com. Even if you have cookbooks, nothing can beat the convenience of simply typing in what you want to make and having a wide variety of recipe ideas pop up. Since most people don’t use cookbooks for cooking anymore, publishers are starting to sell cookbooks that function more as coffee table books. The books will typically include recipes, food related stories from the author, and glossy photos of the food. These books are nice to look at, but they’re also much more expensive than they used to be. Many cookbooks will cost you around $30. Unless you’re a huge fan of the cookbook’s author, save your money and skip buying a cookbook. Head to the internet instead.