How To Cook Everything iPhone App – Review

I just picked up the “How to Cook Everything” iPhone app. It’s the full version of the Mark Bittman book! It’s on sale for only $2 (down from $5) until tomorrow (Sunday – Father’s Day)

UPDATED: June 22, 2010: I love this app. I’ve been using it for a few days now, and it works very well. It’s easy to find recipes, although it’s not the same as browsing through a cookbook.

You can save recipes to your “favorites” as well as set up grocery shopping lists. Search by key ingredient, cooking technique, flavor, or recipe type (fast, make ahead, vegetarian, essential).

I can tell that I will be using this app quite a bit. It’s on the front page on my iPhone! And with the new iPhone OS4, I don’t have to keep reloading the app, it’s been updated for multi-tasking.

This afternoon, I was pleasantly surprised with a wonderful feature! I was cooking the recipe for Zucchini Pancakes and I clicked the underlined text link for cook 10-15 minutes and was thrilled to find a timer pop-up for 10 minutes. There’s an option to add/subtract time, reset and stop the timer. These little touches are excellent and make the app such a pleasure to work with!


Oh and I found a great site called “I Heart Cooking Clubs” (IHCC) that sounds really fun. Until October, they are showcasing Mark Bittman recipes so I will definitely have a chance to put the app through its paces!

2 thoughts on “How To Cook Everything iPhone App – Review”

  1. Just a little heads-up on the HTCE App, today’s update release had a little bug that may effect some users where it started showing measures in metric only.

    If this happened to you, see how to reset the App via the instructions on the App’s FAQ page here: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me directly.


    Mark A. Douglas, Culinate, Inc.

    P.S. We are working with Apple to get the updated release to resolve this possible issue ASAP thanks for your understanding!

  2. Thanks Mark. I automatically updated my apps in iTunes this morning before I upgraded to OS4.

    And yep, I noticed the bug. The instructions to switch back to US worked perfectly!

    I am loving this app! I would love to see more cookbooks do this! It’s awesome!

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