“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 2.0

Fix for "Exprecipe" text missing on iPhone
Fix for navigation menu issue on iPhone.

Ratings and Reviews

3.1 out of 5
7 Ratings
7 Ratings
Knoxad ,

The best cook book you can’t and wont have to do without.

Owning the print version of Stephanie's Cook’s Companion has always right of passage in becoming, dare I say, a competent or better and interesting cook. Now in electronic form, it saves a great deal of physical energy lugging it around and, in keeping with Stephanie Alexander’s long established ethics, we know we can be assured it will kept viable as operating systems change. The recent outage with iOS 12 was rectified quickly and all is well. You can’t say the same for certain celebrity chefs who simply abandon their old to apps to churn out new money spinners for the naive. Enjoy Stephanie’s help and don’t leave home without it.

Truebunyip ,

All fixed!

If I could only have one cookbook, this would have to be it. For years I have relied on Stephanie’s encyclopaedic book, both the original and the updated edition. I was so pleased when I was able to purchase the app for my iPad, with all the convenient extra bells and whistles and none of the physical weight. I am even more pleased now that the recent mega bug has been rectified!

Apps abroad ,

Method section is incomplete

I love this cookbook and so I purchased this app to use when traveling. It worked when I first made the purchase but now only a couple of lines of the method show and this makes it useless. Please fix this bug.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. There was an issue with the method showing for iPad users. This issue has now been fixed. Hopefully you continue to enjoy using the App while travelling!


Plumdale Pty Ltd
57.1 MB
Food & Drink
Requires iOS 11.0 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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