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 6,908 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.



  • Needs update to latest iOS

    By Silly management!
    Great app, but needs update to latest iOS.
  • Goodbye

    By Jsperko
    This app has been abandoned. Thanks, Bittman. Nothing yet as of 15 June...
  • UPDATE needed

    By JennyMisch
    Hey, it's really frustrating that there isn't an update for this app unless you spend another $10 to get the vegetarian version. NOT FAIR. I love the app, for which I paid my $5, but come on!!!
  • Please update this app! (Revised)

    By Carol_S
    Updated review: I'm happy to learn that the developers will be releasing an update for iOS 11! I also have the HTCE Vegetarian e-book and enjoy them both. Surprisingly, there's very little repetition between the two books. Original review: This is one of the best online cookbooks out there, but it will not work with the next iPad system upgrade. We paid for this app and deserve to have continued good support. I wouldn't mind kicking in a few more $ so I can continue to use it. What do you say, app authors? Please don't abandon this app.
  • Many a recipe "on the quick"

    By ArtAsArt
    I've used this app/cookbook mostly to get ideas on how to cook some dish that I know something about but need details. I don't want to do a lot of research. I may have bought black cod, for example, and want a quick look at ideas for various ways to prepare it. The app almost always provides me with at least an outline of what I might want to do, with optional variations. The references for basic cutting techniques and other standard kitchen procedures have also proved useful.
  • Needs to be updated

    By Newtonian2
    The app won't run on future operating systems. This needs to be fixed!
  • ♥️♥️♥️

    By okieokieokie
    The 'Oxford English Dictionary' of Cooking! I've had this app since its creation ~ it rocks... :/ because last update 2014.
  • Still Needs Update

    By JML_86
    This app will be deleted from the store with the next upgrade.
  • A bit outdated

    By LaurenWeav
    Update: Just got a message from the developer promising an update before the next iOS release. Thanks for keeping it current! It's a solid app, but I don't like getting notifications from Apple that it may not work with the next iOS update.
  • How to Cook Everything

    By ellieem
    I use this app regularly and am so relieved it will be updated to work with IOS11. I was so worried I would be without it. For me it is the best recipe/cooking app ever!!