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Cookbook

By itchysfaccess Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 22, 2012

We badly need a new way to organize our recipes; they're currently on numerous sheets of paper, crammed into a decrepit binder, waiting for one wrong move to send them spilling across the kitchen floor. Creating a digital recipe archive sounds like a great idea, so we were excited to try Cookbook. The program didn't really knock our oven mitts off, but it's not a bad choice if you're looking to start a recipe database. It also comes with over 900 recipes to get you started.

Cookbook runs on Microsoft Access, so if you don't already have Access installed, plan on doing that before using Cookbook. The program's interface isn't the most attractive thing we've ever seen -- far from it -- but it is at least easy to navigate. A pane down the left side displays a tree hierarchy that arranges recipes by ethnicity and course; we took a look at several of the recipes that come with the program and thought they seemed worth trying. It's easy to add new recipes, and users can also specify favorites for easy access and print recipes in an easy-to-read format. For cooks using Cookbook in a commercial environment, there are also features to let you organize your list of suppliers and the ingredients that you typically get from them. A list of links provides multiple online sources for recipes, and you can add your favorites as well. The program comes with a Word document FAQ that answers some basic questions about getting started. Overall, Cookbook seemed a little clunky in its design, but it worked just fine. If you want a recipe organizer that comes preloaded with lots of tasty-sounding recipes, it's worth a try.

Cookbook comes as a ZIP file and installs a desktop icon without asking.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.00

General

Release August 29, 2012
Date Added August 29, 2012
Version 2.5.00

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2003, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,738
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

Cookbook is your one stop recipe organizer. Cookbook comes with over 880 preinstalled recipes from all over the world. Now there is no need to have scraps of paper or notebooks with your recipes scrippled on and lost behind the cupboard, it's easy to find that favorite recipe your aunty gave you with a click of your mouse. The ideal alternative to manually controlling your recipes. Cookbook benefits: Installation is quick and easy. Using cookbook is quick and easy. Ideal for the mum or for Small to Medium size restaurants and Organizations. Search by Recipe or favorites. Manage all your recipes in one database. Print your recipes to use in the kitchen or give to a friend. This database is freeware.