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Cookbook

Editors' Review

by   / April 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.

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Editors' Review

by   / April 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.

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Full Specifications

General

Publisher itchysfaccess
Publisher web site http://www.itchysfaccess.com
Release Date September 17, 2011
Date Added August 29, 2012
Version 2.5.00

Category

Category Home Software
Subcategory Recipe Software

Operating Systems

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

Download Information

File Size 689.86KB
File Name Cookbook.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,738
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations 30-use-trial
Price Free
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