How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything

By Culinate, Inc.

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2010-12-18
  • Current Version: 1.10.3
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 60.95 MB
  • Developer: Culinate, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 7,445 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.



  • Good basic cook book

    By Joeyyyy77
    Easy to use and most recipes are excellent.
  • Great content. App needs to keep up with the times.

    By Maxence
    The content in the app is top-notch. Mark Bittman is a gem. Sadly, the developer hasn’t been keeping up with the latest in iOS. The app is in desperate need of an update. At the very least they could update it for the iPhone X.
  • PLEASE UPDATE all your Bittman apps!

    By Yowzoe
    As others have noted, the content is exceptional but the form is exceptionally outdated. We spent real money on these apps. Please do right by us and put some time in — now.
  • Great app.

    By CC12
    Pity they haven’t updated it in a year...I’m expecting it to stop working after a few more iOS updates which is too bad bc it really is a great cookbook and handy to have on hand in the grocery store.
  • Still use it on iPad 1!

    By wingnutart
    If you are running an iPad 1 download this app to quickly reference a bunch of great recipes and cooking tips.
  • Auto unit conversion

    By rle6
    I loved the cookbook and love this app for the same reasons. But now that I’ve moved overseas, I see that it converts to metric automatically. What a pleasant surprise!
  • Outdated app

    By icrew
    The information is good, but it looks like the app itself hasn’t been updated since the iPhone 5 era. It badly needs an update to take advantage of the new larger-screened iPhones.
  • Love it!

    By jkorchok
    Excellent and easy recipes, and it still works on my iPad 1. I wonder why people think they need updates to a cookbook. Food doesn't change like software: last year's treats are still just as tasty!
  • Bad app, fine recipes

    By Wordophile
    They obviously don’t care about the app and supporting it with updates. So, it was a good product way back when, but it’s pretty bad now and it’ll just get worse with time. I recommend getting something by developers who care and are in it for the long haul.
  • Great tool for using what you have to cook!

    By Petenj
    His recipes and ideas are great, always delicious and never too difficult or cumbersome. Just fun to use and create great meals with! I’d love to see him cook these and do videos to go along with some recipes