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Does anyone use Master Chef?

MrsRussell's picture

I'm curious to know if anyone uses this program - and whether they like it (or not,) and why.


I'd also like to find out what the capabilities are of this program.


TIA,


shelly

Ricks503's picture

(post #57200, reply #1 of 10)

Not an expert by any means, but I have gone over to MasterCook.  I have tried a couple of others and this one has the best "feel" to it for me.  I can create my own cookbook with differant sections and catagorize the recipes I add.  It also has an importing feature I like, where I can copy a recipe to a box and the highlight sections and have it import that data to a specified portipn of the recipe ( title, servings, ingredients, directions...) and while I am not using it yet, I have the option to attach a picture to the recipe.


1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1


Edited 2/22/2006 9:19 am ET by Ricks503

 

 

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Jean's picture

(post #57200, reply #2 of 10)

Don't know what Master Chef is, but loads of us have been using MasterCook for years. Great recipe storage, cookbook printing capabilities. I don't even begin to use all its available functions.

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MrsRussell's picture

(post #57200, reply #3 of 10)

Sorry, my mistake, I actually did mean Mastercook.


I actually tried ordering it from Amazon.com but for some reason, they're unable to send software to Israel :(


95% of the (cook)books that I order, are books that have been recommended by various members of this group (to whom I'm extremely thankful)


regards,


shelly

Jean's picture

(post #57200, reply #4 of 10)

Aha, easy mistake to make. Not as well known but several people here have been impressed with Living Cookbook. You can download a limited use trial version. You might want to give it a try.

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MadMom's picture

(post #57200, reply #5 of 10)

shelly - don't know if it's any help to you, but you might try downloading a copy from an online source.  I googled for "download master cook" and got several sites which claim to have the software available.  It might be cheaper from Amazon or somewhere, but if they won't ship it to you, you might want to try getting it online from another source.



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ICDOCEAN1's picture

(post #57200, reply #6 of 10)

I have had just about every version of MasterCook and just ordered version 9.0.  I just keeps getting better and not difficult to use.  Some one mentioned pasting photos.  I just right click the photo, hit copy, and paste in the available photo box.

Ricks503's picture

(post #57200, reply #7 of 10)

Have you tried ordering off eBay?

1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

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ashleyd's picture

(post #57200, reply #8 of 10)

I've got a couple of versions of MasterCook acquired over the years. On the plus side it is the de facto standard for cookbook software and there are lots of things on the web that come in MasterCook compatible format so importing is easy. Even when they are in a different format it is easy to import them with the built-in features and the product itself is straightforward to use. On the downside (at least for me) I think the format and presentation of the recipes is 'clunky' with little flexibility outside the given parameters but others don't mind or positively like the format. Personally I'm not keen on the overall cookbook structure with its multiple categories but I think that's a cultural thing as it follows the general pattern of American cookbooks, I guess it depends on what you're used to.


Overall if you can get it at a good price (e-bay is a good bet) it is worth having.



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Edited 2/23/2006 7:05 am by ashleyd

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MrsRussell's picture

(post #57200, reply #9 of 10)

Love that word 'clunky'  ;)


Thanks for your description


I downloaded 'BigOven' (30 day trial) - I think that they have similar features however, perhaps I'll find someone going to the US who can bring it back


shelly


 

Ricks503's picture

(post #57200, reply #10 of 10)

http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=bs&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&fstype=1&from=R10&satitle=Mastercook&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&bs=Search&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&sadis=200&fpos=97055&saprclo=&saprchi=&fsop=1&fsoo=1


 


There are some non-U.S. companies selling this listed there you can try them.  I saw one canadian and 1 Austrailian at least. 


Plus, on the ones older than 9.0 they are from individual users and would be sent if they are willing to ship outside the U.S.


1 - measure the board twice, 2 - cut it once, 3 - measure the space where it is supposed to go        4 - get a new board and go back to step 1

 

 

" There'll be no living with her now" - Captain Jack Sparrow