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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.
It does what I need from a recipe program
I don’t disagree there are some issues, but to me they’re minor, if not insignificant. I use it solely on my MacBook, so am unconcerned about device-syncing or Cloud access.
The software tries, though not especially successfully, to automatically double or halve a selected recipe, so I handle that on my own, entering the recipe in the amoiunt I expect to be using it. Error messages aren’t all that helpful -- but other than leaving a line out of an import, they haven’t slowed me down. Editing an existing recipe seems to respond weirdly until you realize that it takes an unexpected number of sucessive carriage returns to move from edit / input / add a line modes.
The SW is great at importing recipes that already exist in an electronic format — you just get it copied to the Clipboard, click Import, and then draw a multiple borders in the displayed text identifying each part as ‘Ingredients', ‘Description', ‘Yield', etc. You can then edit to fill in any remaining fields.
I use the 10-foot display all the time in the kitchen. It a large white-on-black font that you can read fom across the room as you’re assembling or cooking.
Search function is useful for gathering together all the recipes that call for an ingredient, in case the name starts with something like “Savory” or “Skillet” that gets lost when looking at an alphabetical list.
New version no better than the previous, apparently.
I really wanted to like this program. I love the concept. There were a few things I knew it didn't do when I bought it, but I figured I could live with it. What I can't live with is that I've wasted $20 on a useless piece of software. It's buggy. It randomly shuts down. Sometimes it doesn't import recipes. And then, when I finally had it working (or so I thought), I imported ALL my recipes into it. Only to discover not a one of them had saved.
Severe waste of money (and time). I'm a very dissatisfied customer that will be contacting the software company in hopes of receiving a refund.
Good idea, horrible implementation
This seems like it would be a great app - but it doesn’t work as promised, i.e. syncing between devices doesn’t work. I wouldn’t hold my breath for it to be improved - the apps (both iOS and Mac) haven’t been updated since 2012.