How to Cook Everything App Press

“The search and shopping-list capabilities and cross-referencing alone make the HTCE apps invaluable. But when you consider they have every single recipe and variation that you’d find in the big red and green books, they become unbelievable.”
— Mark Bittman

We’ve created a set of fundamentally unique mobile apps that are truly useful anywhere, anytime. Online or offline, it’s all there.

The family of How to Cook Everything® apps includes:

These apps are a collaboration among the author, Mark Bittman, his publisher, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Trade Publishing, and Culinate.

  • For inquiries regarding any of the How to Cook Everything series of apps, please contact Mark Douglas at
  • For inquiries regarding either the book How to Cook Everything or Mark Bittman, please contact Rebecca Liss at
  • Learn more about the author at

You can also get a copy of the HTCE press release, Essentials press release, or the iPad app press release, or the HTCE Vegetarian press release.

Press, raves, and other reviews

Apple: Selected One of the Ten Best, Groundbreaking Apps—First 5 Years of the App Store

2013 Taste Award — Best Mobile App

Taste Awards: Best Mobile App, 2013 Taste Awards
Denver Post: "Apps that will help you shop, cook and eat better"
GeekSugar: "5 Apps You Need on the iPhone 5"
MacLife: "A must download for both vegetarians and vegans"
The Daily Meal: Top iPad Cooking App of 2012
Wall Street Journal:The ultimate cook's companion
Wall Street Journal, Michael Pollan interview: "What [I] get up to at home"
CNET: "A cooking app worth EVERY penny"
CNET (Rick Broida): "Ultimately this is one of my favorite cooking apps" The Five Best Apps-Gadgets of 2011
Portland Food and Drink: "From the opening screen, I was impressed" (Techland): Our Favorite Things: Last Minute Gift Ideas
New York Times: Are Apps Making Cookbooks Obsolete?
KitchenSavvy: "By far the most well thought out and robust iPad cooking app"
Starbucks “Pick of the Week” in the U.S. (November 2011) and the UK/Ireland (March 2012)
Featured in Apple’s iPhone Apps Starter Kit
Featured in Apple’s iPad Apps Starter Kit
Lead Cooking app in Apple’s iPad Hall of Fame
iPad Today: Holiday Survival Apps
Bon Appétit: Top Food and Cooking App for iPad and iPhone

Chosen #1 Food App for 2011 by
How To Cook Everything #1 Overall, #1 Cooking, and #1 Cooking Tool 2011's #1 Overall Food App 5 iPhone Apps Busy Moms Shouldn't Live Without
MIT Technology Review: "The future! How totally cool!" "5-Star paves the way for the iPads in the kitchen" The Epi-log Graduation Gift Guide
Serious Eats: 10 Must-Have iPhone/iPad Food Apps
The Kitchn: 7 Truly Last-Minute (But Awesome) Gifts for the Cook
New York Times: Guides to Turn Into Holiday Gifts Best Cooking App for Christmas
City Pages (Minneapolis): Best App for Thanksgiving Cooks
Lifehacker: The Best Cooking and Recipe Apps for the iPhone
Appolicious: "An app to make you a chef" “Angry Birds and HTCE: not your mother's recipe anymore . . . cool!
MSNBC: "Android vs. iPhone: As the rivalry heats up, who has the best apps?"
Geek Gloss: App Teaches You Just That
The Mac Observer: Cooking Apps on iPhone and iPad
Gizmodo: App Battle: The Best Food Apps
PCWorld: 18 Best iPhone Apps #1 Cooking App, #2 Overall App for Moms (2010)
Engadget: iOS4 Featured Apps: “We're Mark Bittman fans, so this is pretty cool
AppAdvice: “It isn't just another recipe app; it’s your primary tool in your cooking arsenal
Esquire: "He has produced perhaps the best food-related mobile-phone app that will ever exist"
Not Eating Out in NY: a Bittman interview
MattBites: “Perfect for the farmer's market” and a Bittman interview
LA Weekly: Amy Scattergood
SlashFood: Mark Bittman? There's an App for That
Ben Cooks Everything: “This looks good — I'm talking 'Instapaper' good
Life360°: “I can’t really explain how important this cookbook has been to me
The Food Section: "First inkling of what the future might look like for digital cookbooks?"
New York Times: iPads and iPhone Cooking App Thoughts
Gizmodo: Week's Best iPhone Apps
36 Ballons: "This will revolutionize the way I try new recipes and store the ones I love"
KK*.org Cool Tools:It's what a cookbook for the iPhone should be
Kirkus Reviews: "A near-perfect app, awesome in its comprehensiveness, elegant organization, ease of use, and lightning-fast operation"

Graze: Bites from the Site
First Person

The secret sharer

A father’s legacy

The Culinate Interview

Mollie Katzen

The vegetarian-cooking pioneer


Down South

Barbecue, tamales, cocktails, and more

Local Flavors

A winter romesco sauce

Good on everything

Editor’s Choice