“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." –

Based on the bestselling classic book, 'The Cook's Companion', this App contains a staggering 2000 recipes and information about 126 ingredients, from abalone to zucchini. It will be your digital cooking companion every day in the kitchen.

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

The Complete Cook's Companion App includes all the content in all 9 bundles
- Pasta & Noodles
- Basics & Equipment
- Vegetables & Herbs
- Fruit & Nuts
- Meat
- Poultry & Rabbit
- Rice, Grains & Pulses
- Seafood
- Pantry

What’s New

Version 2.1.5

Corrected issues with display of the method

Ratings and Reviews

3.3 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

cello dreamer ,

Let me print!

I love the recipes in The Cook’s Companion.

I use computers and idevices all day so I like turning them off when I want to relax. So, I hate having to take my idevice to the kitchen to see the recipes in this app; I would rather print the recipe so that I can put grubby fingers on the page rather than on my device.

It is really annoying when app makers force the user to engage with their app in a limited way.

nivknames ,

App no longer functioning fully

I can no longer read .the instructions after the first four lines of any recipe. Very frustrating. Not a lot of use at the moment.

App has now been fixed and all is working again as it should be. A great cookbook. So user friendly in its structure. The developers of the app have done a great job listening to app users feedback and fixing the problem. I would highly recommend this app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback - there was a problem with the method showing properly for iPad users, but we're pleased to report that the App has now been updated and this issue has been fixed. Thanks for your patience, and hope you continue to find the App useful.

Bqs9 ,

App ‘Method section ‘not fully available

I have paid and downloaded both the orange and green versions of this app. Neither work properly as only four lines of the ’Method’ are readable! This ( these) apps have now cost me $40 and are only available on my iPad and not my iPhone! I have the book version but had thought this would be more convenient. I am frustrated that 1 It doesn’t work, 2 I have had no reply to a previous email and 3 I have paid for this app twice and it won’t automatically transfer across my devices like other apps ! Please respond promptly

Developer Response ,

Thanks for your feedback, and we are sorry this has been so frustrating for you. It's definitely possible to transfer purchases across different devices if logged in using the same Apple ID, by accessing the 'restore purchases' function in the sidekick menu (tap the three horizontal bars in the top left corner of the opening screen). There was an issue with the method showing properly for iPad users but this has now been fixed and an update is available. Hope you continue to find the App to be useful.

App Privacy

The developer, Plumdale Pty/Ltd, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer's privacy policy.

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Plumdale Pty Ltd
59.5 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese

Age Rating


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