This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go.
This app is optimized uniquely for both the iPad and the iPhone, making the most of the size, shape, and capabilities of each. (Some features are specific to the iPad only.)
In the app you’ll find:
• The full content of the multiple-award-winning How to Cook Everything®: all 2,000 recipes and variations.
• Bittman’s no-nonsense cooking guidance: how-to illustrations; equipment, technique, and ingredient information; and meal-planning ideas.
• Easy-to-use and flexible search capabilities, including enhanced filters and the ability to browse recipes and reference information.
• Dedicated layouts for portrait and horizontal views, so the information and recipes are easy to follow—from any angle.
• Inspiring photos of weekly featured recipes (iPad only).
• Well-organized and email-friendly shopping lists that make it easy to buy ingredients—and whatever other groceries you need at home.
• The ability to bookmark particular recipe steps and jump with ease among recipes (iPad only).
• The ability to convert temperatures and quantities to metric.
• Handy built-in timers, placed throughout the recipe steps.
• A How-To section that provides convenient access to hundreds of illustrated tutorials on a broad range of topics (iPad only).
• A notes tab on each recipe that makes it easy to add your own recipe notes (iPad only).
• Select quotes from the book with voice-overs by Mark Bittman (iPad only).
• A constant-on button to prevent the screen from dimming while you cook (iPad only).
• The ability to print recipes and shopping lists and to add recipes to calendars.
• The ability to email up to 10 recipes a month to yourself or to friends.
• Cooking inspiration: Bittman’s Picks, Featured Recipes, Menues, and Favorites, which provide quick access to selected recipes.
• Feed your friends: Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows you to share what you’re cooking with your social network!
• Owners of the new iPad: this one's for you. We've updated the app to include a full set of retina display graphics and images to take full advantage of your high-resolution screen.
All recipe and reference content is embedded in this app, which means that you can use it even if you don’t have a network connection. The How to Cook Everything app is the perfect complement to the book, an invaluable resource and guide.
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"The bells-and-whistles of this app are what make it a must-buy, from grocery lists you can email to how-to illustrations. Bittman also makes it nearly impossible to mess up a dish—each recipe step has a built in timer so there’s less chance you’ll forget how long your osso bucco has been cooking."
— Bon Appetit
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Love this app? Check out its companion apps: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and Cooking Basics.
This version corrects an issue that could cause the app to crash when started on iOS 9 systems.
Ratings and Reviews
Missed this app when it stopped working on my iPod, so thrilled that bug has been squelched.
Great, but missing 2 essential things
Great app, very nice to use, and cooking instructions are in an easy to follow style.
But like other reviewers I think that 2 major things are missing - pictures of finished dish to wet the appetite and give presentation ideas, plus nutrition guides such as fat, sugar, salt & calories. I know the nutrition thing can only be a guide and never exact, but for anyone watching their diet, which is anyone interested in their health (you don't have to be on a diet to watch your diet habits), it is rather essential...
Good but not great
It's a simple easy tool to use if your a student or lost for ideas. It has thumbs up ratings but no reviews, which I think would be better. Also there seems to be no dietary requirement section on this app which I would of expected. So if you have allergies or intolerances then you'll have to modify the recipes your self of just buy a different app?
There's also a section where you can input a key ingredient, it will then suggest what to make. I personally think it should have about five of these key ingredient boxes so you could input what you have left over in the cupboard/fridge then that would be very useful for mums or students who don't have time to be messing about looking in and out of the different recipes suggested with the one ingredient.
I think this app would be far more appealing if it included the allergy/ intolerance alternative, the added ingredients boxes, and tried and tested reviews. I think the reviews would be great as people could suggest what they did to give extra ideas to the reader??....
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.