Now You're Cooking!
R. F. Mariano
Every now and then a program like Now
You're Cooking! comes along that simply put, "trips your
trigger like no other." NYC is just that program. It is a
Cookbook, a recipe database and database management-reference
program all in one! Now You're Cooking! does the job better
than the premium priced commercial cookbook programs. Yes... we
have them here too and as far as I'm concerned they're totally
outclassed by Now You're Cooking!.
Instead of giving you a very dry and boring
review... I'm going to tell you about my experiences both with
NYC, (may be more than once, I really like this program), and the
other programs we have on hand here as I was trying to assemble
and make sense of all my recipes. You see, I'm a hobbyist gourmet
chef by desire... I've been cooking for the last thirty years and
have the recipes and girth <g> to prove it.
This is a great recipe program, very much a contender and winner
commercial Mastercook program. Incredibly easy to use and is
offered as Shareware. What I love about this program is the
endless recipes that are available on the net ...more than a 100,000! This program has the ability to import recipes in all
kind of Formats. Mastercook, Mealmaster and other formats
including text. So, the resources are virtually endless.
Further, the recipes are all in NYC format. I'll get to why such is
the case in a moment or two. The actual import-export routines in
most recipe management programs are a nightmare to deal with.
Which one does this and not that but will do all in its own format
but then you have to pass go and take a ride on the Reading for it
to take place quickly and efficiently or... you can use NYC! This
sucker does it all and like RIGHT NOW! I could not believe my eyes
when I watched the speed of this program handing the imports from
other Cookbook formats. It was excellent and unlike the commercial
cookbook program, NYC does NOT GPF every time you move from one
cookbook to another.
If ever I recommended a Cookbook program...
and I have done so in the past, I must now say the one to own and
use to your heart's delight is "Now You're Cooking"
Editing a recipe is a snap in NYC... everything is at your
fingertips. No guesswork, no kludged graphics to wade
through, simply put, this is one easy to use program sporting one
of the friendliest user interfaces I've seen so far in cookbook
Help is only a click away.
One of the other features I like about this
program is the Ability to zip your cookbooks so that even if you
download the thousands of recipes that are available on the
internet you will not suffer from a great loss of Disk space. One
other feature that will save space is that if you have the same
recipe twice you can get rid of them, this program will find and
eliminate duplicate recipes.
You can also search across all your cookbooks for a recipes
instead of opening each cookbook and performing the search. You
also have the option of auto-categorizing of recipes, and the
ability to customize this feature.
NYC is flexibly designed
to give you multiple ways to get your recipes into it. You can
also import recipes from numerous sources. NYC uses the USDA
nutrition database, and is capable of providing a highly accurate
nutrition analysis of any recipe from any source.
You can download the very latest shareware
version of this program for a 60 day trial from
Cooking's homepage at: http://www.ffts.com
As an aside,
STReport has awarded its highly coveted Editor's Choice 2009
(11 years in a row) Blue
Ribbon Award to this program. STReport Editor's Choice
Ribbon is Awarded to those programs and hardware devices
whose excellence is clearly evidenced through their design and
performance. A secondary, but most important factor is the support
structure (updates and consumer) surrounding said product.
07/25/09 - - Now You're Cooking! was awarded STReport Editor's Choice Blue Ribbon for excellence in
programming, support and customer service. Congratulations
to the folks at NYC! - - Works Great with Windows XP - Vista
NYC 5xxx is the
Cat's Meow! Don't Hesitate.... Get it
Download the latest version
of Now You're Cooking!
Win9x, ME, NT4, Win2k,
WinXP, Vista, Win7/8