If you want to become a fine chef overnight, and flabbergast your kids, your spouses and your friends with your amazing cooking skills then you must install this amazing application in your iPhones, iPads, or iPod Touch. This outstanding cooking application is based on the award-winning book “How to Cook Everything” by none other than the famous Mark Bittman, who is the former columnist for The New York Times, a food journalist and a splendid writer. This application gives the book a synergistic effect and it is a must have for all those food lovers who not only love to eat but also love to cook. You can choose from a collection of over 2000 recipes including variations. Not only that it also contains several other features that are very useful for someone who is new to cooking.


With the help of this application, cooking becomes so easy that not only you will master over 2000 recipes, you will also learn a huge number of tips and secrets of kitchenary. From simple mouth watering dishes to toilsome ones, this app gives you the best and the simplest ways to cook and enjoy your meals.

Within this application, you will find many useful features including a built-in timer, feasibility of search, and bookmarking recipes and so many others. Let us discuss the features in detail:


Master over 2000 delicious dishes with easy to understand  recipes given in this app with written instructions as well as with illustrations.

The main layout will give you the weekly featured recipes where you will find the best recipes of the week. There is a menu on the left which will be used by the cook to browse for recipes, kitchen basics, How-to illustrations and etc.

There are no video tutorials included.

Ingredients listing:

This app gives you the facility to create shopping lists that are email-friendly making it easier to buy ingredients and other important groceries. You can also print recipes as well as shopping lists. Not only that you can also add your favorite recipes to calendars.

Each recipe has a notes tab making it feasible to add important notes or bullets but this feature is limited to the iPad version of the app only.

Search Capabilities:

We have two ways to browse for recipes.

On the top left, we have the “Browse Recipe” tab. It contains the following subcategories:

  • Sauces, Condiments, and seasonings
  • Appetizers
  • Soups
  • Sandwhiches and Pizza
  • Fruits and Vegetables
  • Salads
  • Grains
  • Beans
  • Pasta, Noodles, and Dumplings
  • Fish and Shellfish
  • Poultry
  • Meat
  • Egg and Dairy

Using this tab, you can easily find what you are planning to cook.

There is a “Search” option in case you find it daunting to look through the above mentioned recipes. The search option allows you to find what you are looking for by:

  • The name of the recipe
  • The key ingredients such as rice, chicken, cheese, etc.
  • Or the recipe types.
  • Flavors. Craving for some Italian, or Chinese?
  • The cooking techniques, for example, grill, bake, deep-fry, etc.

Bookmark Option:

This application is very user-friendly and makes cooking easier and more fun. Lets say you were going through a recipe and suddenly there’s someone at the door, you can use this Bookmark Option to mark the exact step of the recipe. This is another very essential feature which allows you to bookmark instructions of recipes in between the steps. This makes it easier if you want to continue from where you left off. It also lets you jump from one recipe to the other in case you have bookmarked several steps in different recipes.

Add to Favorites:

No such option is given although you can add recipes to calendars.

Temperature and Quantity Converter:

If the standard recipe is given for 4 persons but you have more people to feed, all you need to do is put that number of persons and get the improvised version of the recipe. This app also has the ability to convert temperatures.

Nutrients Calculator:

This application does not provide this feature.

Other Special Features:

Some of the features in this application is limited to the iPad version only, meaning it can only be accessed or used on an iPad and not in iPhone or iPod Touch. There are some other useful and special features which include the following:

Constant-on Button:

You would not want to touch your iPad’s screen while your hands are covered with minced meat right? This application saves you the trouble, by installing a constant-on button which prevents the display light from going off every few minutes.

Built-in Timer:

This is one of the many useful features this application provides which makes sure that you do not over cook or under cook anything and you know exactly how much longer you want to cook your meal. Useful no?

Kitchen Basics:

This is a very good tool for those people who are unaware of the basic kitchen knowledge. This tab is for those who do not know how to cook or work in the kitchen. It gives you illustrations of many tips and tricks which is very helpful.

Bittman’s picks:

It gives you the top favorite dishes selected by Mark Bittman. You can use this tab to choose between the dishes which are most in demand.

Share your recipes:  With this application, you can email up to 10 recipes over a period of one month to yourself as well as to your friends. Also, you can share what you are cooking over Facebook and Twitter. This way we can share our favorite recipes with our friends.

Quotes from Mark Bittman:

This feature is for iPad version only. It includes quotes with voice-overs by Mark Bittman.

Bottom Line:

For all those people out there who are new to cooking and kitchenary and want to master from the simple most dishes to the difficult most dishes, this app is a must have. With its perfect layouts for the portrait as well as horizontal views, this app is one of the most feasible applications for the user to view the illustrations and easily understand the recipes from any angle.

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Compatible Devices iPad, iPhone, iPod
Version Off App 1.9.12
Version iOS 6.1 Or Later
Size 62.0 MB
Developer Culinate, Lnc
Genre Food

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  • By - 28 Feb ,2018