CookBook is a free Windows 8 recipe app available under the ‘Food & Dining’ category of Windows 8. Here, in this cookbook app for Windows 8, you can learn to cook a number of delicious food items, both veg and non-veg, right on your Windows 8 system.
You can dip into more than 200,000 recipes containing categories such as Appetizers, Bread, Breakfast, Desserts, Main Dish, Salad, Soups, and many more.
Each recipe gives you a complete detail on how to prepare including ingredients required, method of cooking, total time required in cooking, number of persons that can be served with that, alongwith user reviews.
There is a ‘Search’ option given at the end of the categories list. This ‘Search’ has been integrated with Windows 8 Search Charm. Hence, when you click here, it will open the Windows Search Charm, you need to enter the name of a specific recipe to know the procedure of preparing it.
Plus, the cookbook Windows 8 app lets you share recipes with your friends or loved ones via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
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What I Liked About Windows 8 Recipe App:
What I really found interesting is its beautiful column-based tiles interface. As you open the cookbook app for Windows 8, the main screen will get opened where you will see the name of all the categories at the extreme left, then a ‘Today’s Special’ column, and then two other columns: ‘Favorite Recipes’ and ‘TrySoon’ where you can add a number of favorite and yet to be tried food items, respectively.
As you open a recipe, you will see four different columns: first one includes an image of the opened dish along with the total time it requires to cook & number of people it yields, the second column contains the main ingredients required, the third one tells you the directions of cooking, and the last one brings you the reviews of people. You need to scroll towards the right (using mouse wheel or horizontal scroll bar) to view all the columns.
Another beautiful thing I just noticed is the design of the line that has been used to separate the columns. Forks and Knives have been used in a beautiful way, matching the CookBook app perfectly.
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How To Share, Add To Favorites, and Add To TrySoon Recipes:
One thing I found absolutely interesting about this Windows 8 cookbook app is the ‘TrySoon’ column where you can add food items of which you do not have all the ingredients in your kitchen and you want to try it when you get the ingredients. Now, to add a recipe to TrySoon, just open the recipe → right click anywhere on the screen to open the horizontal bar at the bottom → here, in the bar, you will find options to ‘Add To Favorites’ and ‘Add To TrySoon’. Click on one to execute.
To share a recipe with others, just open the recipe → press ‘Win+C’ to open the Charms Bar → click on ‘Share’ button → now just select a channel through which you want to share. Its done.
And What I did Not like in this Cookbook App..
Its nothing actually.. yup, from the categories of recipes, to the collection of recipes, to its method of cooking, to the UI of the app, to sharing option, I just loved everything about this Windows 8 cookbook app. It’s very handy, very informative when it comes to cooking, and very easy-to-access. It’s a must for everyone.
Features Of Windows 8 CookBook App:
- Brings you a collection of over 200,000 recipes in various categories.
- Lets you know the main ingredients required along with the method of cooking.
- Lets you use ‘Search’ to look for a specific recipe.
- Lets you add recipes to ‘Favorites’ and to ‘TrySoon’ columns.
- Lets you share a recipe with others via Email, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- It’s a free Windows 8 app.
How To Install CookBook In Windows 8:
- Head over to the Windows 8 Store and open the Search Charm (press Win+Q).
- Now, type the name of the app i.e CookBook and hit ‘Enter’.
- Open it and click on ‘Install’ option to get it now.
In short, CookBook is an excellent utility Windows 8 cookbook app that lets you learn a number of delicious recipes at one place. Go ahead and impress you friends by cooking yummy food everyday. Install CookBook now.