The CookBook App
Firstly head into your CookBook App and from the homepage/dashboard tap 'Add Recipe'. From here you can select from 6 different options:
- Scan from image (OCR) - Check out our how to OCR article here
- Import from website - See our detailed how to here
- Paste text blocks - This option simply allows you to paste the recipes ingredients and method into a text box. Once you've added both the ingredients and method and have formatted them correctly, tap 'Finish'. You will now be in the normal recipe edit screen. From here you can move through the tabs (About, Ingredients, Method) and add all of the other recipe details along with adding tags and a recipe photo. Once done hit 'Save'.
- Clone existing recipe - If you like to tweak and play around with recipes this is a great option for you. Tapping on this option will open you up into your 'All recipes' list where you'll be able to search through and find the recipe you'd like to clone. When you tap on that recipe it will clone to your account and take you to the recipe edit screen where you can then amend/adjust the recipe information. Hit 'Save' once your done.
- New blank recipe - Check our detailed how to here
- From a file ** - CookBook supports files containing structured recipe data in HTML, Schema Recipe, hRecipe, JSON-LD and other modern recipe formats & markups. When choosing this option you'll be able to select your file from your photo library, take a photo/video or browse on your devices file manager. Once you have navigated to the recipe file please tap on it. If CookBook has not been able to find some of the recipe data it will pop up and tell you what it's missing. From here you will move into the normal recipe edit screen. Move through the tabs (About, Ingredients, Method) and add all of the other recipe details along with your chosen tags and a recipe photo. Once done hit 'Save'.
The CookBook Website
Head over to the CookBook website and sign into your CookBook account (this is the account you made within your CookBook app). There are 3 options to add a recipe on the website:
- Add a recipe - This enables you to create/type in a recipe from scratch
- Clipper tool - Check out our detailed how to use the clipper here
- Clip from URL - The HTML Importer allows you to automatically retrieve or paste website HTML data directly for CookBook to read. Generally we would recommend using the clipper tool where possible when using the CookBook website as it does tend to have better results.
- Navigate to the website you wish to import on a separate tab or browser screen.
- Copy the webpage's URL from the URL bar.
- Paste the URL below into the URL input box and hit import.
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