Living Cookbook

Living Cookbook 1.5.29

Living Cookbook is a comprehensive cookbook and recipe organizing program
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Living Cookbook is a comprehensive cookbook and recipe organizing program with emphasis on nutritional analysis. Its language is technical, but you will be able to accomplish just about anything when it comes to archiving recipes.

The recipe manager is divided into 10 different sections, click between the tabs to access each section. You can use Recipe, Ingredients, Procedure, Nutrition, Tips, Reviews, Techniques, Media, Author and Capture. Use this section to add a recipe or edit a recipe after you have made it.

Other features include a meal planning calendar, cookbook publishing, nutritional analysis, menus, an ingredient database, a pantry, grocery lists, Web integration, a reference library, a powerful search engine, an integrated spell-checker, and the ability to import and to export, to clone recipes, to customize recipe views, to backup, and to restore. It comes with more than 1,000 free recipes, a help file, tutorials, and demo animation.

Even kitchen novices will feel like master chefs after using the encyclopedic Living Cookbook. A battery of recipes is here, of course, offering detailed ingredients, instructions, and even images. An integrated calendar is helpful for menu planning, too. But most notable is the comprehensive glossary offering up insight into arcane cooking terms and data. You even can edit entries if your kitchen tests reveal necessary tweaks or tips. Printing and sharing tools also are handy.

Daniel Mantilla
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  • ability to add audio and video to recipes


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