We do not currently have a dedicated Microsoft edge extension, however you can add a Google Chrome extension to your Edge browser.
Open Microsoft Edge and go to the Chrome Web Store.
- You can find the link to our CookBook Google Chrome extension here.
Select Allow extensions from other stores in the banner at the top of the page.
Select Allow to confirm.
Select the extension you want to add and select Add to Chrome.
At the prompt showing permissions required by the extension, carefully review the permissions, and select the Add extension button.
You'll see a final prompt confirming the extension has been added.
If you need additional guidance, please see Microsoft's guide here.
How to use:
- Click on the CB extension icon and sign in to your CookBook account (this will open the CookBook website up into a new tab for you to sign in)
- You may see a pop up which says "app.thecookbookapp.com wants to Store files on this device". This is because CookBook caches recipe files & photos locally on your device for quicker loading in future
- Browse the web and find a recipe you'd like to import
- Click on the CB extension icon - this will initiate the recipe read
- If successful, CookBook will display the recipe title, image, servings and number of ingredients & instructions. Click 'Edit recipe' to save & edit this recipe in your CookBook in a new tab on the CB web app
- Edit, add your tags, notes etc. and hit save!
What if CookBook didn't read my recipe?
There are 2 error messages you may see:
- "We could not read the recipe data from this page"
- "We were unable to read recipe information from this website. Websites must support structured recipe data such as hrecipe, microdata, Recipe schema or JSON-LD formatting to be compatible. Check our FAQs to find out more (0).
Why didn't my recipe import?
When you import a recipe CookBook reads the code behind the recipe and parses the data.
Unfortunately a lot of websites do not hold their recipes in a structured recipe format therefore even if you can see the information, we may not be able to behind the scenes.
Commonly the issues are either with recipes being incorrectly named/tagged or with the recipe data within the ingredients and method being listed in a non standard format.
CookBook supports all modern machine readable markups and formats including HRecipe, Microdata, Recipe schema and JSON-LD.
What can you do?
- If its a website you use a lot, you can get in touch with the owner of the website/recipe and ask them to use a modern industry standard recipe format on their recipes. This not only benefits you but will benefit them too by improving their SEO and help them get found.
- Good old copy and paste - copy the recipe data and paste it into your CookBook manually
- We are continually monitoring imports and are working to support more websites, so if you believe the recipe is held in an industry standard format and think the importer should have worked, please get in touch with us by tapping on 'Submit a request' on this page. Remember to include the recipe URL along with any screenshots/attachments that may be helpful.