About Cookstr

Welcome to, the world’s #1 collection of cookbook recipes available online!

Our Mission

Cookstr’s mission is to organize the world‘s best cookbooks and recipes and make them universally accessible.

We are setting the standard for innovation in the delivery of 100% trusted, tested, recipes to home cooks around the world. Our online recipe library offers thousands of recipes by hundreds of the top chefs and cookbook authors, that are free for everyone on This year alone, powered recipe searches in over 20,000 cities and 200 countries!

Behind The Scenes

The secret ingredient behind Cookstr is our team of editors and nutritional experts who analyze Cookstr recipes one at a time, assigning dozens of criteria that make them easy to find and filter. Because Cookstr is powered by people (and not by computers alone), we offer intuitive basic keywords (such as such as taste, texture, occasion, course, budget, skill level) and advanced recipe categories custom-made for food discovery, such as types of meat, dietary restrictions, holidays, and many more!

History & Management Team

Cookstr was founded in New York City in 2008 by Will Schwalbe, and launched together with Katie Workman, Art Chang and the Tipping Point Partners team.


Will Schwalbe, Founder and Chairman of the Board. Will left his job as SVP and Editor in Chief of Hyperion Books to found Cookstr. Prior to joining Hyperion, he worked at William Morrow. He is the author of BOOKS FOR LIVING, published in 2017, and THE END OF YOUR LIFE BOOK CLUB, published in October 2012. He also wrote a book called SEND: Why People Email So Badly and How to Do it Better (Knopf, 2007, 2008) with David Shipley. He is currently EVP, Editorial Development and Content Innovation at Macmillan, which now owns Cookstr. His favorite dish is Peking duck.


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Our free email newsletter brings recipes, cooking tips, menu planning, contests and more from your favorite chefs and cookbooks straight to your inbox! 

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Contact Us: For more questions about Cookstr, our newsletters, and our recipes, check out our Contact Us page.
FAQs: Still can’t find what you’re looking for? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page.

About Prime Publishing

Cookstr is published in partnership with Prime Publishing LLC, a leader in building multi-platform brands that inform, inspire, and engage consumer audiences. Meeting at the intersection of information and engagement, and powered by innovation, the Prime Publishing brands span digital websites, email newsletters, social media, and e-commerce. Our diverse group of cooking and crafting properties allows consumers to enjoy content they desire on their desktop, laptop, tablet, phone, and more.

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