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Meet your new digital cooking assistant.
SousChef lets you organize your recipes, find new recipes, and cook — all from within one application. You can digitize your own family traditions, or search our cloud database of over 200,000 recipes. Most cooking software stops at letting you organize your recipes. With SousChef, you can do it all from one easy-to-use app.
— Tap the Cloud
With SousChef, you get access to a cloud database made up of over 200,000 of our users' recipes. Every time a user enters a recipe, it is submitted to the database and is available for you to find and cook. Of course, if you have a secret family recipe you don’t want to share, SousChef lets you opt-out of sharing recipes.
— What’s in your Fridge?
SousChef lets you find recipes based on what you have in your refrigerator. You can search for recipes based on ingredients; SousChef will rank the results according to how many of each recipe’s ingredients you have. No more searching through hundreds of recipes to find one that you can make without a special trip to the store.
— Cook with your Computer
SousChef includes a ten foot mode that lets you read your recipes from anywhere in the kitchen while keeping your computer in a safe location. The high contrast fullscreen mode gives you only the info you need to know. SousChef can read your recipes to you, or you can control SousChef via speech or a remote. If you have SousChef for iPad or iPhone, you can send your recipes to those devices and use them to cook.
— Substitute with Ease
Ever find a recipe that calls for Bok Choy and you happen to be all out this week? SousChef lets you substitute ingredients on the fly based on our list of substitutions. By the way, you can substitute Swiss Chard for that Bok Choy.
— Blog it. Email it. Share it.
Want to blog about that recipe you cooked last night? SousChef integrates with blogging software to let you blog your favorite recipes in style. Need to email that secret family candy recipe to your brother? Not a problem — one click and it's ready to send.
Ever find a recipe on the web you’d like to save? Our import tool makes it easy. Copy a recipe into SousChef, and SousChef will identify the ingredients and directions. Customize the recipe if SousChef has misidentified anything, and you're ready to go. Most recipes can be imported in just a few clicks.
What's New in Version 1.5.5
Uses OAuth for Dropbox -- you will have to relink SousChef via Preferences -> Sharing
Modernized cloud interaction
Bug fixes in rating and image uploading.
Buggy, buggy, buggy.
Ugh, where to start. This software is just plain buggy in a variety of ways, to the point where it is borderline unusable.
First, the search is broken, as I search for a recipe and then click the title, the recipe pane stays blank. I need to clear the search and find the recipe myself in the recipe list, then I can click on it to view it.
Second, I added a recipe, clicked “Finish Editing”, and got an ominous error that says “Multiple validation errors occurred”.. however there’s no indication of WHAT is actually the problem.
Third, trying to add an additional ingredient or direction to the bulleted list in a recipe is super glitchy, often making certain bullet points disappear completely.
Lastly, I occasionally get an error when I quit saying "SousChef was unable to save changes while quitting. This is might be caused by a corrupt recipe added to your recipe database.”, however there’s no indication of what to do to fix that.
I fear that these may be due to incompatibilities between SousChef and the latest versions of OSX, but as the software hasn’t been updated in over 2 years, I think it’s safe to say that the developers aren’t in a hurry to fix the issues, whatever the cause. Avoid this one!