I've stopped using most cookbooks in the kitchen, preferring the iPad for recipe browsing and reference (steak, anyone?). But you'll want to provide a safe spot for the iPad while moving about in the kitchen. It's all to easy to drop, spill, or knock something into it during the usual hubbub of cooking. A tablet stand like this one from Belkin is recommended if your iPad is a common kitchen companion, providing a secure non-slip base with two viewing angles for easy recipe reading. And because it comes with a stylus (magnetic inside, so it can wake up the iPad from sleep mode), you won't even have to touch the screen with your sauce covered fingers.