The Photo Cookbook is like a private cooking course in your own kitchen with an experienced cook, who clarifies the preparation. Beautiful photography illustrates every step.
Every recipe starts with a photograph of all the ingredients. This is more than just a pretty picture or – even less helpful – a montage that is not to scale, so that a chili appears to be the same size as a whole fish. Instead, it serves as a handy way of checking that you have everything ready before you start cooking.
Each short and straightforward step is clearly explained without any jargon or difficult technical terms. What you see in the photograph is what you should expect to see in front of you. Not only is this reassuring for the novice cook, those with more experience will find it a helpful reminder of the little touches that can easily be overlooked. Each recipe ends with a lovely photograph of the finished dish, complete with any serving suggestions.
The app includes 240 recipes, divided into four topics: “Quick & Easy”, “Italian”, “Asian” and “Baking” (60 recipes each).
- 240 recipes in four topics
- over 2,000 high-resolution photographs
- all recipes are easy to prepare
- all recipes displayed in professional step-by-step photographs
- search function for ingredients and recipes
- ingredient lists can be emailed
- ingredients provided with consumer information (retrieved with a click on the relevant ingredient)
The contents of this app can also be found in a book series by Parragon Books.
Fixes a drawing problem in the recipe overview.
Ratings and Reviews
Needs the ability to purchase more recipies!
This app is pretty and it is very useful in making some really different meals. The only gripe I have with this app is that there is no abundance of meals in any one category, especially so if you are not interested in the vegetarian meals. In my case I am allergic to half of the menu so this is a huge bummer. Hopefully some updates for this come out. All in all this doesn't represent a huge value for 5 dollars but I would still recommend a few of the things on here anyways.
Excellent interface and human factors
This app is perfectly simplistic. What I like most about it is that the recipes are more unique meals that I have wanted to learn for a long time now. You just spin the wheel to the meal you want. Click it's cell containing the photo and name. Then you will see a very clear step-by-step instruction. I think the designers wanted to keep this as elegant as possible, so you won't get a lot of additional information. In a way, I like that just as a challenge. But I don't think this would work for the completely clueless (me about six months ago :-S).
Anyway.. this is a suggestion: First, your interface is brilliant. Don't change that much at all. I can see issues if you ever expand the categories of dishes in the top horizontal chooser. But other than that, the sliding tiles is most elegant and perfectly intuitive. But what if you also did this with video, as well as with dynamically updating content? For example, you could release a basic app for free. Then sell subscriptions to dynamic content like lessons with videos, or just more unique dishes people might want to learn.
The Photo Cookbook is pretty nice :)
Good selection of different recipes to add to your rotation. Ingredients are relatively easy to find and are usually what you already have on hand anyway. I usually have my laptop with me in the kitchen while I cook so that I can quickly access recipes/instructions. It's nice to be able to see the steps along the way...so that I know that I'm going in the right direction. I've been cooking for over 20 years and am not a novice...just like having being able to compare I'm actually producing to the pictures on here. Also, the pictures make the recipes all that more appetizing and more likely to grab you and entice you to actually try it. :)
- ditter.projektagentur GmbH
- 336.1 MB
OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor
English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Spanish
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.