Sep 25

MacGourmet Deluxe
Plan. Cook. Enjoy. – Shopping is now a breeze!

Normally: $49.95

ZOT Price: $24.97

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You organize your digital photos and make playlists of your music. Now, with MacGourmet Deluxe, you can bring your recipe collection into the digital age. Easily create, edit, and share your recipes; organize your cooking and wine notes; plan meals, even create and print your own cookbook!

Plus! – Never again will you have to ask yourself, “Now, where did I get those ancho chilis the last time I needed them?”

With the Shopping List feature in MacGourmet Deluxe – from your favorite store down to the aisle – you will always know where to ?nd your ingredients. Whether you are planning that special dinner party or your meals for an entire week, creating your shopping list can be a breeze.

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The Shopping List as shown from the Mealplan feature

MacGourmet Deluxe is rich with all the advantages that every cook can use:

  • Create recipes to exchange through email or print a traditional recipe card
  • Build, print and share your own cookbook
  • Calculate the nutritional content of your recipes
  • Make your meal plans and sync them with iCal
  • Easily add to your recipe collection from your favorite web site with either
    the Text Clipping or Recipe Import Assistant feature
  • Import your ?les that have been saved in MasterCook, MasterCook Mac, Meal-Master, CookWare Deluxe, Cook"n text, RecipeML, and Yum XML formats

System Requirements: Mac OSX 10.4 or later. (including Snow Leopard)

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5 Responses to “MacGourmet Deluxe”

  1. marc Says:

    mariner makes great software and i like the idea of integration with usda nutritional info.
    there is something i love that is missing from most gourmet apps.
    the greatest food recipe website of the internet is and there are no english languages interfaces here. marmiton has their own iphone app in french. I usually read marmiton in the web browser of devonthink agent which has built in google translate features from french to english so there are no problems.
    any gourmet app that doesn’t let me read marmiton recettes is not gourmet at all.
    but i do like the idea of an app that allows meal planning for large groups. my lifestyle generally doesn’t allow for that as when i cook for large groups it is inevitably a buffet or barbeque situation. and as the cooking style does dictate what can be offered and what remains warm and delicious when serving large groups in batches. i probably don’t need Ryan’s well made app.
    tasting notes for wine and cheese are better served in simpler apps and the iphone has them so these integrate well with the purchasing experience. most of them are unsatisfactory for me because these often have an agenda to promulgate the national products of the software designers. spanish wine, etc.
    i certainly would enjoy if ryan made a california, oregon, washington wine app for americans. we need such a thing and it might be a game changer in my purchasing decisions if he licensed good content.
    the nutritional content of true gourmet meals has always been iffy using usda information but will be a treasure trove for dieters.
    try to get the nutritional info on alaskan salmon roe or new york state foie gras from the agriculture department and you are in for a rude shock since there isn’t any.

    what i would really like to see in a foodie app for americans more than nutritional content is a seasonal database of what produce is regionally available locally because that is what great healthy cuisine is based upon.
    if individuals could anticipate what shows up in a farmers market in a certain month to make their squash blossom fritters or heirloom tomato salads i would really call this macgourmet deluxe. but if one knows what he’ll buy at the market at the market before he knows what’s available, why show up at the market at all to purchase ingredients for recipes because you don’t need to be there? those sorts of gourmets will be happier if ryan integrated say, ingredient purchases into the cooking recipe application instead of nutrition. just an idea.
    if the app could direct users to websites that also educate them about nutrition and varieties of heirloom quality local products like berkshire that aren’t mass produced, then ryan might be delivering something important to the american food culture and we would all have to buy it remain engaged in the issue of good cuisine.
    that’s a lot of work i know– and i am not going to fund it myself so it is time for me to shut up.

  2. Jim Says:

    Basically, I like YummySoup better but I use MacGourmet Deluxe more these days because of the iPhone companion app. Mariner is not a bad publisher (anymore.) You will be totally satisfied with this software but I suggest you check out YummySoup before you make your decision. I am happy to have both and I only wish the recipes were cross-compatible.

    P.S. The ability to scale volume of ingredients by servings would also be a nice future feature.

    P.P..S. I do not like the icon one bit. I wish it was interesting or aesthetically pleasing.

  3. bobbyw Says:

    Macgourmet deluxe is an incredible piece of software. I created a cookbook from my family’s old recipes and sent it out as a Xmas present last year. Seeing our recipes that had been passed down via index card from generation to generation was quite cool to see.

    As a side note. I think Mariner is one of the best Mac publishers out there. I’ve been in contact
    with their support people and they have been nothing but helpful and courteous.

  4. Joe Says:

    I own both MacGourmet and YummySoup (I think I got both here through MacZot) and prefer YummySoup. It’s web import just works way better and as I get most of my recipies off the internet this feature is key for me.

    Having said that, the fact that MacGourmet has a companion iPhone app (haven’t bought it yet) raises the bar. A post over on the YummySoup support forum states that there will be an iPhone/iPod companion app released with version 2 of YS but there is no indication of when that will be. So I’m sort of here in “wait patiently and see” limbo. I’d sort of like to jump ship because of MG’s companion app but I’m pretty invested in and prefer YummySoup.

    Bottom line is that although I prefer YS, MacGourmet is a good app and Mariner is a good company. If you’re looking for a recipe app for your Mac take a look at both YummySoup ($20 everyday) and MacGourmet. I don’t think you can go wrong with either.

  5. Folsom49er Says:

    Can anyone say how this compares with myRecipes?