The Cooks Encyclopedia

The Cooks Encyclopedia

By Buenavista Studio s.l.

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2010-04-13
  • Current Version: 4.3.1
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 260.62 MB
  • Developer: Buenavista Studio s.l.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 30 Ratings


The Cooks Encyclopedia is your complete, professional guide to shopping for and creating meals, from simple omelets to three star dishes. This app is packed with 350 original, mouthwatering recipes, more than 3,000 professional photos and an A-Z glossary to take you through each recipe, step-by-step. Seasoned cooks and beginners alike will love this application. Click “…More” to learn why you should download this App today! Placed 5th in the German Apple Rewind 2010 in Lifestyle/iPad category Worth the money!! “I was a bit leery about buying this app because of the price but I took a chance and I'm very glad I did!!  This app is amazing -- there's a "ton" of recipes (21 chapters) and an A to Z glossary...literally a step-by-step cookbook with pictures at each step!! (...) I've never spent so much on an app but for this one, I'd spend the 9.99 again (no hesitation)!!”  - LaDanaWendy I like this app a lot “This is a very interesting and useful app. The recipes are unusual in some cases...the step-by-step photos are extremely helpful (...). The glossary is not always as helpful as I would like (e.g. some entries are pictures only with no explanation) and that is why I rated it four stars. The developer is very responsive to inquiries. Be aware that in the bread recipes, he means fresh cake yeast even though the recipe says active dry yeast.  Everything I have made has turned out wonderfully.” - BPalto Your new in-laws, boss or family is coming over for dinner and you’re nervous. You don’t have much cooking experience but you want this evening’s meal to be special, memorable. What are you going to do? Perhaps start with a homemade asparagus soup with mint. Yes, that would be good. Follow it up with tender rack of lamb and delicious roast potatoes. Dessert could be a light and luscious vanilla soufflé. Perfect! Okay, it’s time to shop and cook. It’s alright, don’t panic. When you have The Cooks Encyclopedia on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad, you have a professional cooking instructor right at your fingertips. Take The Cooks Encyclopedia to the grocery store. See? The list of ingredients is all right there. Oh-oh! No asparagus available? It’s fine, just do a search for zucchini or whatever other vegetable is available, to find an alternate recipe that will be just as delicious as the first one you chose. As you pick up items, just tap your screen to cross them off your list. The app makes it all so easy for you. Back at home, The Cooks Encyclopedia will guide you every step of the way. It’s a wonderful teaching tool, taking you by the hand and showing you, with more than 3,000 professionally taken photos, everything you need to do to prepare that sumptuous meal. Nothing is left out; you’ll never wonder what comes next or how to use a tool. It’s all in there, in total explanation and with visual aids and a glossary. This is not another one of those apps with a bunch of rehashed recipes. You get more than 350 dishes that have been created, tested, proven and served by some of the best chefs and restaurants on the planet. Just look at some of the features offered in The Cooks Encyclopedia: * Photo cooking course * Super easy to use interface * Fun to use * 350 original, tested recipes created by professional chefs * More than 3,000 professional photos to guide you * Take ingredient lists along to the store on your device; cross off what you get * Easy search by keyword to find recipes for a specific ingredient * Can boost your cooking confidence This is an 867 page cooking tutor squeezed into one app. Download The Cooks Encyclopedia now and prepare your first three star meal tonight. See this App in action here:



  • Wonderful Inspiration

    By Linnda55
    All the recipes are great, easy to follow. The ones that I had tried we have enjoyed. Get the app you'll never regret it
  • Love it!

    By LAGIdaho
    I love the detailed step by step recipes and pictures. Fun way to learn new things in my kitchen.
  • Beautiful recipes

    By Jwdmusic13
    Every recipe we've tried have been fantastic. Lots of flavor and good step by step instructions. My only complaint is that there have been no updates with new recipes!
  • Buy link 3DS February 5, 2014 best recipe Ever

    By Zelda3d
    The best five ingredient recipe ever would use every day
  • Great app

    By ccxychck1
    This app is great, perfect for an amateur, easy to follow recipes.
  • Great app

    By souschefdino
    Great app
  • Great App

    By WFEvans
    Very clear instructions.
  • Nicely Done!

    By C. Anthrax
    Well considered, well executed. Nice!
  • 5+ STARS

    By LaDanaWendy
    Since purchasing this app back in October 2010 I have yet to regret buying it, and this update has made a great app, outstanding!! The completely redesigned layout is fantastic: the chapters are now displayed in a carousel layout -- it's like flipping through a Rolodex, which is a great touch!! Also recipes can now be saved in a Favorites folder (and they're saved in alphabetical order), the photos are even more appetitizing and eye-popping, and a pinch out expands the photos while a tap, hit the Done button, takes them back to the original size! Unless I'm missing something, the "Voice Over" screen reader is not available in the iPhone version but that's no reason not to purchase this app!! The Cooks Encyclopedia was well worth the price two years ago and it STILL is!!! I HIGHLY recommend purchasing this app!!!!! Original October 14, 2010 Review: I was a bit leery about buying this app because of the price but I took a chance and I'm very glad I did!! This app is amazing -- there's a "ton" of recipes (21 chapters) and an A to Z glossary. This app is literally a step-by-step cookbook with pictures at each step!! I'd add two things: a "Favorites" option and a "Menu Planner". Currently, you can't save any recipes in a favorites file nor can you save specific recipes to a menu planner if you're putting together a dinner party, a holiday meal or a child's birthday party but don't let that stop you from purchasing this app! I've never spent so much on an app but for this one, I'd spend the 9.99 again (no hesitation)!!
  • Best cooking app

    By fabrikstudios
    This app is very helpful. Even involved recipes are easy to understand & illustrated with step by step photographs. Encourages to make dishes that previously may have seemed too difficult for an average home cook.