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Joy of Cooking

By Culinate, Inc.

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Joy of Cooking, the first cookbook in many kitchens, is now the must-have app for every cook—experts and beginners alike. Containing the entire contents of the latest edition of the bestselling and best-loved, 1,132-page book, the app is a treasury of recipes, reference materials, and special features that make planning and cooking easier than ever.

Here’s some of what you’ll find in the app:

• Universal app supports both iPhone and iPad.

• High resolution graphics and full HD resolution support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

• Thousands of recipes and reference materials cover everything from enchiladas to lemon meringue pie.

• All materials are included in the app. No internet access is required.

• Pre-set digital timers enable you to get each recipe just right.

• Let the app speak each step aloud so you can concentrate on cooking, rather than reading.

• Navigate each recipe with simple voice commands. No need to touch the screen with sticky fingers!

• Thousands of photos and illustrations leave nothing to interpretation.

• Built-in menu-maker allows you to create a menu and use it to navigate among recipes while you cook; you can even print it out or email it to your guests.

• Joy of Cooking classic red bookmarks help you keep track of several recipes at once.

• The Favorites list lets you store recipes that you want to cook again and again.

• Shopping lists can be created easily from one or more recipes.

• The Sleep-Block feature prevents your iPad from sleeping when you just want to cook.

• A switch to enable metric units can adapt recipes to your preference.

• A built-in conversion calculator makes it easy to substitute just about anything. Want to know how many teaspoons are in a half-cup? That answer, and many others, is just a few taps away.

• A smart search page, with easy-to-set filters, gets you results fast.

• One-tap help overlays make the app’s features easy to discover.

• Email or print any recipe for easy reference when you don’t have the app.

• Easily share what you’re cooking via social media so your friends can try to keep up.

• A handy notes page on each recipe lets you file away your own customizations for later reference.

Over the years, you’ve come to expect high-quality cooking advice and recipes from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Now you can expect the same level of satisfaction from the app.

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Praise for the Joy of Cooking app:

“As in the book, the fire hose of information — how to frost a cake, make salt-cured lemons, field-dress a gut-shot animal — is overwhelming, but the digital design makes it easier to navigate through 4,500 recipes and numberless tips.”

   — Julia Moskin, The New York Times

“@TheJoyOfCooking’s new iPad app might be the best thing to happen to home cooking since…the cast iron pan?”

   — Samin Nosrat, Author of SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT; via Twitter

“One of the things I love about this app is that it helps bring recipes to my attention that I’ve passed over in the print versions.”

   — Marisa McClellan, Food in Jars

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Praise for the Joy of Cooking cookbook:

“I’m … a ‘Joy’ fan no matter the edition: Every recipe is written in the book’s unmistakable style, with ingredients and amounts seamlessly integrated into the instructions. For me, this is still the quintessential American cookbook.”

   — Alton Brown

“The … narrative of Joy is one of, well, joy. Its recipes will prompt readers to bound into the kitchen; their range and depth is such that there really is something for everyone.”

   — Publisher’s Weekly

“The Swiss Army knife of cookbooks.”

   — The New York Times

What's New in Version 2.0.4

This version improves reliability with iOS 9.


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Customer Reviews

Beware of the timers!

Overall, I really like this app. It's easy to use, and I love being able to look things up and bookmark them no matter where I am. Yes, it's basic as a cookbook, as Joy has always been - but that's why I love it and keep using it. It's a reference for me.

There are even built-in timers, which is lovely: just tap on the little clocks embedded at appropriate spots in the recipes or instructions, make sure it shows the timing you want when there is a range given, and tap to start. Theoretically at least, you could be running a couple at one time, which would be great when doing more than one thing at a time, although I haven't tested this.

*****Those timers are why I've removed a star, though, because they *stop running* if you do anything else with your phone!*****

For real! I just about died when I saw that.

It was only by sheer dumb luck that I was able to salvage my ahi this evening because of this, and didn't burn down my kitchen. It's overcooked and definitely not rare as I was aiming for, but is at least still reasonably edible, so at least I don't have to go out.

This is really unacceptable and so disappointing, though. This is not a cheap app as iPhone apps go, and with how much we use our phones for these days, it is utterly unreasonable to have to *not* do anything else with them while cooking so the timers will work.

No Joy using joy of cooking

The content is all there and the app has the potential to be great. But the app is laggy--slow to start up, laggy to navigate and scrolling in the splash screen is frankly unusable-must touch select (scrolling within a recipe is better once content loads). Overall nothing like the fluid screen scrolls and navigation snappiness that is characteristic of all the native and 3rd party iOS apps I use. I'm on iPhone 6s--so I know it's not my hardware. This poor performance persists after device restart, app reinstall etc... I'm left to think the coding could be improved. Wouldn't have spent the 8 bucks if I had known--the Internet would have been just fine. Maybe this can save someone else a few bucks. Developer, please fix!

Great reference. Good app. Worth it for me.

The app works fine for me. Go to the search bar, type the name of a food, and pick among alternatives. That simple.

I'm a longtime user of The Book. Good to have it in an app (though I'll keep the dead tree version if for nothing else than sentimental reasons, with the red ribbon marking "rolled biscuits").

This is just the basics, folks. Maybe not gourmet cooking. Yer $100-per-plate chefs might turn up their danged noses. For *those* recipes, go look elsewhere.

Joy of Cooking
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $7.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.0.4
  • Size: 177 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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