Best Product: MacGourmet

Best Product: MacGourmet

Aug 16, 2007

Cook with your laptop. While we don't recommend cooking on your Macbook, we do recommend cooking with it.

MacGourmet allows you to easily organize all of your recipes onto your computer, gather clippings from the web, add pictures, record your favorite wines, and even create grocery lists. Your laptop can now do double duty as a one-stop cooking resource.

Adding recipes is a breeze, as you have a couple of options. First, you can manually enter the recipes with their step-by-step recipe template. Anything you find on the web is fair game as well, with an easy import option in your Safari browser or a "select and drag" also works from any web browser. Organizing (and finding) your recipes is also made easier with a simple search feature. You can keep iTunes-inspired smart lists (with all of your beef recipes, for instance), do a cupboard find, or if you are feeling completely uninspired let the program choose for you with its potluck find.

Chef view is our favorite feature, but we're not afraid to take our laptop into the kitchen. It displays the recipe in super-large text, which allows us to quickly scan the recipe while in the midst of cooking. Printing is still an option, and MacGourmet offers a variety of layouts for those who fear spills on their shiny new laptop.

But don't take our word for it, go over and watch some videos of the program in use or download and try it before you buy.

Available here for $25.

(thanks to justintosh for his photo!)

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