And we like to eat. What better way to satisfy your palate than a digital cookbook, cooked up on your Mac (and in the kitchen, on non-digital devices)? As much as I like to cook, and I do, I love to eat even more, so my Mac is home to a number of apps that make the cooking process a bit more enjoyable, and the dining process even more so.
Take a look at the premiere cooking app on the Mac. It’s called MacGourmet Deluxe, which is French for ‘more expensive than plain.’ A Mac in the kitchen? Hey, we pay bills online, email friends and family, text the kids, and our phone is our favorite camera, so why bother with an index card box as the center of the family’s cherished recipes?
Probably because we eat out too much.
If you’re in love with your kitchen or eating or both then MacGourmet Deluxe can save your marriage, or at least teach a woman to wear heels, hose, and pearls while cooking. Yes. It’s that easy.
MacGourmet manages recipes, yes, but shopping lists, notes, and has room left over to manage beer, wine, and cheese. Yes, cheese. Really. Cheese.
Use MacGourmet’s nutritional database to make sure you’re not eating yourself to death. Use the Suggest Recipe feature to figure out what to cook by using ingredients you already have (I think MacGourmet knows what you have in the fridge by using digital magic).
This clever app can spoil you but not your appetite because it’s so visual. You can see recipes as a prepared dish, rather than just a list of ingredients and instructions on how to mix the parts and when.
Point to something that looks good, click it, and make it.
Seriously, is that not a more attractive Recipe Box than the one filled with index cards?
MacGourmet Deluxe lets you categorize recipes into smart lists, grandmother, vegetarian, low fat, even gluten-free (oh the humanity!). Ingredient shopping lists can be printed out, and because we live in a mobile world, there’s Gourmet for iOS which is perfect to carry with you while you shop.
Nicely done, not too expensive, loads of fun, but you have to think digitally because MacGourmet can change how you run your kitchen and shop for food.