“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

3.8 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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!

Freo cook ,

Current update - think twice

The October 2018 update fixes the menu bar display (where the text fails to display) but now the menu methods descriptions do not fully display! It’s a bigger problem. It’s a great APP but the updates are not effectively checked for bugs. Avoid this update!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback - there were some bugs following the release of iOS 12, and a new developer and we know this was a frustrating period for users. Both the heading display and methods display issues have now been fixed. Thank you for your patience while we released the update, and we hope you continue to enjoy using the App.


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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