“My favourite cookbook now has an App!” – Nigella Lawson
“A kitchen classic for almost two decades, this app lets you carry that wealth of knowledge in your pocket." –

This App provides preview content on Pasta & Noodles, including 9 recipes, 15 exprecipes, ingredient information and a how-to video. In-App purchases provide access to a staggering 2000 recipes and information about 126 ingredients, from abalone to zucchini, as contained in the bestselling classic book, 'The Cook's Companion'.

The unique structure by ingredient and the clear and comprehensive advice from Australia's foremost food educator are complemented by:
- quick search or browse a bundle, by ingredient or recipe
- photos for each ingredient, and over 200 dishes
- how-to videos for tricky techniques
- favourites function, so you can compile your own most loved dishes
- ability to email an ingredient list to help with shopping
- note function, so you can make the App your own

NOTE The Cook's Companion App is free to download and includes a sample bundle containing Pasta & Noodles. Further convenient bundles are available for In-App purchase:
- Vegetables & Herbs
- Fruit & Nuts
- Meat
- Poultry & Rabbit
- Rice, Grains & Pulses
- Seafood
- Pantry
The indispensable Basics & Equipment bundle can also be purchased, but is provided FREE with your first bundle purchase. Buy the complete Cook's Companion App up-front to save 10% on the cost of all bundles purchase individually.

What's New

Version 1.7

-Updated app content

Customer Reviews

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Like the printed books before it, this is a magnificent resource. It offers detailed coaching about every ingredient - from purchasing and storage through to the fantastic “goes with” lists that help us understand how to use our pantries and develop ideas. The huge collection of recipes covers simple preparation suggestions, through to demanding classics (and variations) that engage and stretch this very experienced home cook.

I had one major issue with this app when I purchased a new iPad. Despite the fact that I transferred all content from a back-up of my previous iPad, I had to restore my purchases within this app, which caught me out at an inopportune time. It seems this is a problem Apple needs to address in its software, and the developer of this app was very concerned and detailed in her personal reply to me, which was great service.

Highly recommended.

Answer to my Packing prayers


I am a private chef and I love this long awaited app from my food hero. I have lugged 4 versions of the hard cover book around the world several times in the last 10 years so having all this content for $50 on my iPad is worth every cent. My much loved and used books can stay in their homes now and the App travels with me. Top cooking app, highly recommended often to everyone. Thanks Stephanie

A Comprehensive and Informative App


This app is an essential companion for anyone serious about food and cooking. It is also very accessible with VoiceOver, for any vision impaired cooks. The videos are informative and clearly explained, and the collection of recipes is the most comprehensive I have seen in an app to date, ranging from beginner to advanced. There are also comprehensive ingredient and equipment references and a measurement conversion reference. A must have app, highly recommended.


Plumdale Pty Ltd
59 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Stephanie Alexander
In-App Purchases
  1. All Bundles package $19.99
  2. Basics & Equipment bundle $0.99
  3. Vegetables & Herbs bundle $3.99


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