Joy of Cooking

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Description of App: 

Joy of Cooking, the first cookbook in many kitchens, is now the must-have app for every cook—experts and beginners alike. Containing the entire contents of the latest edition of the bestselling and best-loved, 1,132-page book, the app is a treasury of recipes, reference materials, and special features that make planning and cooking easier than ever.

Here’s some of what you’ll find in the app:

• Universal app supports both iPhone and iPad.

• High resolution graphics and full HD resolution support for iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

• Thousands of recipes and reference materials cover everything from enchiladas to lemon meringue pie.

• All materials are included in the app. No internet access is required.

• Pre-set digital timers enable you to get each recipe just right.

• Let the app speak each step aloud so you can concentrate on cooking, rather than reading.

• Navigate each recipe with simple voice commands. No need to touch the screen with sticky fingers!

• Thousands of photos and illustrations leave nothing to interpretation.

• Built-in menu-maker allows you to create a menu and use it to navigate among recipes while you cook; you can even print it out or email it to your guests.

• Joy of Cooking classic red bookmarks help you keep track of several recipes at once.

• The Favorites list lets you store recipes that you want to cook again and again.

• Shopping lists can be created easily from one or more recipes.

• The Sleep-Block feature prevents your iPad from sleeping when you just want to cook.

• A switch to enable metric units can adapt recipes to your preference.

• A built-in conversion calculator makes it easy to substitute just about anything. Want to know how many teaspoons are in a half-cup? That answer, and many others, is just a few taps away.

• A smart search page, with easy-to-set filters, gets you results fast.

• One-tap help overlays make the app’s features easy to discover.

• Email or print any recipe for easy reference when you don’t have the app.

• Easily share what you’re cooking via social media so your friends can try to keep up.

• A handy notes page on each recipe lets you file away your own customizations for later reference.

Over the years, you’ve come to expect high-quality cooking advice and recipes from the Joy of Cooking cookbook. Now you can expect the same level of satisfaction from the app.

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Praise for the Joy of Cooking app:

“As in the book, the fire hose of information — how to frost a cake, make salt-cured lemons, field-dress a gut-shot animal — is overwhelming, but the digital design makes it easier to navigate through 4,500 recipes and numberless tips.”

— Julia Moskin, The New York Times

“@TheJoyOfCooking’s new iPad app might be the best thing to happen to home cooking since…the cast iron pan?”

— Samin Nosrat, Author of SALT, FAT, ACID, HEAT; via Twitter

“One of the things I love about this app is that it helps bring recipes to my attention that I’ve passed over in the print versions.”

— Marisa McClellan, Food in Jars

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Praise for the Joy of Cooking cookbook:

“I’m … a ‘Joy’ fan no matter the edition: Every recipe is written in the book’s unmistakable style, with ingredients and amounts seamlessly integrated into the instructions. For me, this is still the quintessential American cookbook.”

— Alton Brown

“The … narrative of Joy is one of, well, joy. Its recipes will prompt readers to bound into the kitchen; their range and depth is such that there really is something for everyone.”

— Publisher’s Weekly

“The Swiss Army knife of cookbooks.”

— The New York Times
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Culinate, Inc. Web SiteJoy of Cooking Support.

What's New in Version 2.0.3

We've added a special Holiday Guide to inspire your cooking during December festivities.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

2.0.3

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone
iPad

iOS Version: 

8.3

Accessibility Comments: 

Navigation appears straight forward at first. It is easy to navigate between chapters and introductory materials. Voiceover reads all page elements, but when I selected a recipe I found it necessary to tap on the right side of the screen to access the ingredient list and directions.
Once I was in the recipe pane, however, I was able to read things perfectly.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

I haven't tried the cooking timers, but that tab is fully accessible.

Additionally, there is a very nice guide in the utilities menu which has labeled headings for each of the help sections.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@culinate