How to Cook Everything

How to Cook Everything

By Culinate, Inc.

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2010-12-18
  • Current Version: 1.10.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 60.49 MB
  • Developer: Culinate, Inc.
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 7,007 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.



  • Not great but ok.

    By for crying out loud what's the big deal about having a unique nickname?
    Needs to bring it fully updated to support newer devices.

    By Defaults matter
    This company released a new version of this app (the exact same cookbook) and will not support the old version, forcing their customers to pay to download the app a 2nd time. What’s to stop them from doing this again? Don’t purchase this app until they change their bad business practices.
  • Great lists

    By Hattie & Max
    One of my favorite features is the shopping list. I can make a master list for each store then mark what I need that week; then I unmark each item as I toss it in my cart. Love it!
  • Misleading title

    By Jarbomb
    Should be called how to cook like 12 things. A few very basic recipes and very over priced. One app purchase I’ve made that I regret
  • Very useful

    By v0Rt
    It tells you not only what to cook, but how to cook it, providing an encyclopedia of ingredients and detailed instructions on specific cooking techniques.
  • Goodbye

    By Jsperko
    This app has been abandoned. Thanks, Bittman. Nothing yet as of 15 June... I spoke too soon. My bad.
  • How to Cook Everything

    By ACMatthews
  • Broken on iOS 9.3.5

    By Sgt McFunky
    New update is broken in 9.3.5. I open the app and it crashes on startup. Please fix. I have reinstalled with no luck. Please fix this crashing!
  • Excellent app

    By Il machinista
    Provides both recipes and tips for many foods. Worth every penny!
  • A wonderful, classic app that has now been updated...

    By r@ee
    What a pleasure to return to a (nearly) fully functioning version of this wonderful app. It's been updated and works beautifully with iOS 10 versions. I had missed that one must select to have it "always on" by pressing a little gear icon in the lower right corner of the screen. I am having trouble with one feature, however. When I choose to add a recipe to "favorites," it doesn't actually appear there--there's nothing in the list of favorites. It does keep track of recently viewed recipes, which helps, but it would be nice to again be able to mark favorites. [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.]