How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything

By Culinate, Inc.

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2010-12-18
  • Current Version: 1.9.12
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 59.10 MB
  • Developer: Culinate, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.1 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 6,953 Ratings


This first-of-its-kind app of the bestselling cookbook—How to Cook Everything® from New York Times columnist Mark Bittman—has 2,000 recipes, 400 how-to illustrations, and a host of features that appeal to cooks on the go. This app is optimized uniquely for both the iPad and the iPhone, making the most of the size, shape, and capabilities of each. (Some features are specific to the iPad only.) In the app you’ll find: • The full content of the multiple-award-winning How to Cook Everything®: all 2,000 recipes and variations. • Bittman’s no-nonsense cooking guidance: how-to illustrations; equipment, technique, and ingredient information; and meal-planning ideas. • Easy-to-use and flexible search capabilities, including enhanced filters and the ability to browse recipes and reference information. • Dedicated layouts for portrait and horizontal views, so the information and recipes are easy to follow—from any angle. • Inspiring photos of weekly featured recipes (iPad only). • Well-organized and email-friendly shopping lists that make it easy to buy ingredients—and whatever other groceries you need at home. • The ability to bookmark particular recipe steps and jump with ease among recipes (iPad only). • The ability to convert temperatures and quantities to metric. • Handy built-in timers, placed throughout the recipe steps. • A How-To section that provides convenient access to hundreds of illustrated tutorials on a broad range of topics (iPad only). • A notes tab on each recipe that makes it easy to add your own recipe notes (iPad only). • Select quotes from the book with voice-overs by Mark Bittman (iPad only). • A constant-on button to prevent the screen from dimming while you cook (iPad only). • The ability to print recipes and shopping lists and to add recipes to calendars. • The ability to email up to 10 recipes a month to yourself or to friends. • Cooking inspiration: Bittman’s Picks, Featured Recipes, Menues, and Favorites, which provide quick access to selected recipes. • Feed your friends: Integration with Facebook and Twitter allows you to share what you’re cooking with your social network! • Owners of the new iPad: this one's for you. We've updated the app to include a full set of retina display graphics and images to take full advantage of your high-resolution screen. All recipe and reference content is embedded in this app, which means that you can use it even if you don’t have a network connection. The How to Cook Everything app is the perfect complement to the book, an invaluable resource and guide. • • • "The bells-and-whistles of this app are what make it a must-buy, from grocery lists you can email to how-to illustrations. Bittman also makes it nearly impossible to mess up a dish—each recipe step has a built in timer so there’s less chance you’ll forget how long your osso bucco has been cooking."    — Bon Appetit • • • Love this app? Check out its companion apps: How to Cook Everything Vegetarian and Cooking Basics.



  • Desperately Requires an Update

    By oceanjam
    Great content! Owned this for a while now, so I know it needs an update for screens, etc.
  • Loved the book, and now the app

    By NH Alan
    The thesis for the book/app is that, barring bad examples of each, there are no unusable veg, fruits or cuts of meat, only suboptimal ways of preparing them. The app removes the obstacle of knowledge and technique, with ready access to each. Recommended.
  • Needs update to the current operating system

    By r@ee
    The following review used to be true, but it needs updating to the current operating system to work as it should. This has been a problem for months. It soon won't work at all. [Old review: I've long enjoyed using the hardcover version of the book as my principal cookbook, supplemented with videos made for the NY Times, but the app for iPad is even better, if that's possible. Others have commented on its great features, including the timers (with nice alarms that have a bell reminder sound, but aren't insistent), the ability to keep the screen turned on, and the special tab to make notes about the recipe, all of which work beautifully. Among the other nice features is that I can listen to NPR stations (and change them) while using the Bittman app (although when the app's alarm sounds, it stops the "radio" program...can this be fixed?) Better than the book is having frequent updates and handy instructions right on the recipe, a shopping cart for buying ingredients, and ways to send the recipe to others (I haven't tried that yet). One of the nice features of the book is the assortment of variations suggested, and the app does a great job with that. The kale and tahini I fixed tonight was delicious, but Bittman has other fine suggestions that look tempting (and quick). This is quickly becoming a favorite app well worth the price.]
  • STILL needs to be updated to the current operating system

    By cranesnake
    Great app with great recipes, but STILL needs to be updated (despite what the Feb review says). How long does a compatibility update take?
  • Love Mark's Books!

    By Toffeebar
    Every recipe is perfection! Bought my first copy the day it was released! Please upgrade for iOS so I can continue to use them on my iPhone!
  • Fantastic

    By Rubyredbike
    I use this app all of the time. The recipes are simple and yield fantastic dashes. It is also handy to use when I come across fresh vegetables on sale and want to find a new way to cook them.
  • Great resource

    By Joe P from Chicago
    Great basics.
  • Please update

    By Seashells718
    Your app may not be usable in future Apple updates can you please update your app. Love 💓 this app don't want to lose it!
  • Update needed

    By nagbattula8
    Please update before the release of iOS 11. I love this app.
  • Best Cooking Ap Ever

    By Bcvarn
    I own the book, but I use the ap. I highly recommend this ap to cooks of all levels!