ckbk, the ultimate digital subscription service for cooks, is brought to you by 1000 Cookbooks.  Our starting point is a list of the most essential cookbooks of all time, built with the enthusiastic assistance of hundreds of world-class chefs and food writers who share our love of cookbooks, and who each contributed a top 10 list of their favorites. 

Guided by this expert advice, we have worked with publishers and authors to license the best classic and contemporary cookbooks from the UK, USA and beyond. Many of these books have never before been available in digital form. Unlike other sites, we don't offer just a sampling of the content - subscribers get unlimited access to the complete content of every book. ckbk offers a seamless and natural way to explore the best cookbook recipes, with instant searchability from any device and personal recommendations to guide you to the most relevant dishes. Join our community and unleash your inner chef!


Matthew Cockerill


A sourdough-fermenting, backyard-wasabi-growing culinary adventurer, Matt began his career as a science publisher. As co-founder of open access publishing pioneer BioMed Central, he helped to transform the 350-year old science publishing industry through the use of technology. Next up, cookbooks! He is based in London, and when he is not cooking, hacking or drinking coffee, he likes to burn off the excess calories with marathons and endurance swimming.

Favorite foods: Hamachi nigiri, crispy pork belly and home-made waffles.

Nadia Arumugam


A cookbook author, award-winning food writer and editor, trained chef, and novice restaurant investor, Nadia is an indisputable lover of all things edible and culinary. Whether she’s perfecting her gourmet mac and cheese for her discriminating toddler or hosting multiple-course dinner parties, she (almost) always has something simmering on the stove. Born in Malaysia, raised in London and now living in New York City, she is 1000 Cookbooks' editorial and creative maven.

Favorite foods: Chocolate, Malaysian hawker fare especially curry laksa and roti canai, buttery, garlicky escargot, more chocolate.


Our expert advisors span the culinary world and have played a key role in guiding the development of the ckbk service and the curation of its content.


The ckbk service is made possible by our relationships with the more than 100 licensing partners including authors, agents and publishers. For more information, contact us at licensing@ckbk.com.