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How to Cook Everything

By Culinate, Inc.

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This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go.

This app is optimized uniquely for both the iPad and the iPhone, making the most of the size, shape, and capabilities of each. (Some features are specific to the iPad only.)

In the app you’ll find:

• The full content of the multiple-award-winning How to Cook Everything®: all 2,000 recipes and variations.

• Bittman’s no-nonsense cooking guidance: how-to illustrations; equipment, technique, and ingredient information; and meal-planning ideas.

• Easy-to-use and flexible search capabilities, including enhanced filters and the ability to browse recipes and reference information.

• Dedicated layouts for portrait and horizontal views, so the information and recipes are easy to follow—from any angle.

• Inspiring photos of weekly featured recipes (iPad only).

• Well-organized and email-friendly shopping lists that make it easy to buy ingredients—and whatever other groceries you need at home.

• The ability to bookmark particular recipe steps and jump with ease among recipes (iPad only).

• The ability to convert temperatures and quantities to metric.

• Handy built-in timers, placed throughout the recipe steps.

• A How-To section that provides convenient access to hundreds of illustrated tutorials on a broad range of topics (iPad only).

• A notes tab on each recipe that makes it easy to add your own recipe notes (iPad only).

• Select quotes from the book with voice-overs by Mark Bittman (iPad only).

• A constant-on button to prevent the screen from dimming while you cook (iPad only).

• The ability to print recipes and shopping lists and to add recipes to calendars.

• The ability to email up to 10 recipes a month to yourself or to friends.

• Cooking inspiration: Bittman’s Picks, Featured Recipes, Menues, and Favorites, which provide quick access to selected recipes.

• Feed your friends: Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows you to share what you’re cooking with your social network!

• Owners of the new iPad: this one's for you. We've updated the app to include a full set of retina display graphics and images to take full advantage of your high-resolution screen.

All recipe and reference content is embedded in this app, which means that you can use it even if you don’t have a network connection. The How to Cook Everything app is the perfect complement to the book, an invaluable resource and guide.

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"The bells-and-whistles of this app are what make it a must-buy, from grocery lists you can email to how-to illustrations. Bittman also makes it nearly impossible to mess up a dish—each recipe step has a built in timer so there’s less chance you’ll forget how long your osso bucco has been cooking."

   — Bon Appetit

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Love this app? Check out its companion apps: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and Cooking Basics.

What's New in Version 1.9.12

This release fixes a few minor issues.


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Customer Reviews

Needs update to the current operating system

The following review used to be true, but it needs updating to the current operating system to work as it should. This has been a problem for months. It soon won't work at all.
[Old review: I've long enjoyed using the hardcover version of the book as my principal cookbook, supplemented with videos made for the NY Times, but the app for iPad is even better, if that's possible. Others have commented on its great features, including the timers (with nice alarms that have a bell reminder sound, but aren't insistent), the ability to keep the screen turned on, and the special tab to make notes about the recipe, all of which work beautifully. Among the other nice features is that I can listen to NPR stations (and change them) while using the Bittman app (although when the app's alarm sounds, it stops the "radio" program...can this be fixed?) Better than the book is having frequent updates and handy instructions right on the recipe, a shopping cart for buying ingredients, and ways to send the recipe to others (I haven't tried that yet). One of the nice features of the book is the assortment of variations suggested, and the app does a great job with that. The kale and tahini I fixed tonight was delicious, but Bittman has other fine suggestions that look tempting (and quick). This is quickly becoming a favorite app well worth the price.]

Great app that needs a little update to make it work with iOS's latest features

Bought this app a few years ago and used it to make some great dishes - including some I never thought I'd make - and they turned out great. Plus, the advice on what types of kitchen tools to get is a super-great idea and everything is very easy to understand.

I have found myself frustrated lately, though, with the inability to share recipes with other apps (like list apps so I can easily grocery shop). And, longer ago, I was very frustrated by no cloud sync'ing - so when I find a recipe on my iPad app and then save it to the apps grocery store list feature, but then it doesn't sync to the iPhone version of the app. So, if I want the list, I must carry the iPad with me to the grocery store. So, while it is easier to use the iPad for the search for recipes and then it's easier to take the iPhone to the grocery store, it doesn't quite work easily. In the end, I just didn't use this feature and found another app. But I can't export the recipes from this app to the list. So, well, I'm frustrated and don't use this app - which I used to love - all that much anymore. An update would fix that.

Great app that really needs a few more features

This app has some great features, including built-in timer, no-sleep mode (do you really want to touch your iPad with raw meat on your hands?), and various lists to keep track of your favorite recipes. It also has very good illustrations (but no videos).
It doesn't have notes, and favorites just don't work on my iPad. I've tried to save recipes to the list a number of times. It does have a recent recipes list, but that isn't as useful if you've been looking through a bunch of recipes to find one that sounds good.
This would be a killer app if it allowed you to save your own recipes. The built-in tools are great additions to apps that only work as recipe boxes... As it is, I'll stick to Recipe Box for my own stuff and things I've found online.

How to Cook Everything
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $9.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
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  • Version: 1.9.12
  • Size: 62.0 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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