Gourmet Recipe Manager is a simple but powerful recipe-managing application. Gourmet is intended for the GNOME desktop environment, but works on any platform that gtk supports, including windows.
Gourmet allows you to collect, search and organize your recipes, and to automatically generate shopping lists from your collection. The latest version also allows you to calculate nutritional information for your recipes using the USDA food database (or entering custom information by hand).
Gourmet's features include:
* Simple searching and sorting
A simple index view allows you to look at all your recipes as a list and quickly search through them by ingredient, title, category, cuisine, rating, or instructions. Searching happens as you type to save you keystrokes, and multiple kinds of searches can easily be combined from this same view (so you can search for salads (category) with walnuts (ingredient) without having to open a separate dialog.
* Clear, Attractive display of recipes and nutritional information
Individual recipes open in their own windows, just like recipe cards drawn out of a recipe box. Recipes are attractively displayed with a minimal amount of controls and settings cluttering the interface. The recipe card view also includes nutritional information for your recipe. Clicking on the "Edit" button brings up a simple wizard that will bring you through the ingredients in your recipe, allowing you to pick equivalences from the USDA nutritional database or enter nutritional information by hand.
* Easy recipe editing
Gourmet aims to make entering ingredients as intuitive and painless as possible, while still allowing for powerful features. You can also add images to your recipe for an attractive display. Thumbnails will be displayed in the recipe index. In addition to ingredients and instructions, you can enter information about categories, cuisines, and ratings that you can later use to search for recipes.
* Import and export from various formats
Gourmet includes simple and powerful import and export filters for a number of formats, including the two most common recipe formats on the web (mealmaster and mastercook).
Gourmet can export the following kinds of files:
* Mealmaster files
* Rich Text Format
* Plain Text
* Recipe Web Pages
* Gourmet XML files
Gourmet can import the following kinds of files:
* Mealmaster Files
* MasterCook text files
* MasterCook XML files
* Gourmet XML files
* Websites, such as epicurious and recipezaar
* Unformatted plain text files or websites (in this case, Gourmet will ask you to identify ingredients, instructions, etc.
* A shopping list creator and organizer
Gourmet allows you to automatically generate shopping list from your recipes. You can easily multiply recipes when you add them to adjust for the number of people you're cooking for. The shopping list is also automatically sorted into categories. Gourmet knows the basic categories of a number of foods (produce, meat, fish), and you can create whatever categories are convenient for your own shopping.