The Photo Cookbook

Developer: ditter.projektagentur GmbH

Current Version: 3.0

Last Updated: 3 years ago

Download Size: 336.1 MB - Download


The Photo Cookbook is like a private cooking course in your own kitchen with an experienced cook, who clarifies the preparation. Beautiful photography illustrates every step.

Every recipe starts with a photograph of all the ingredients. This is more than just a pretty picture or – even less helpful – a montage that is not to scale, so that a chili appears to be the same size as a whole fish. Instead, it serves as a handy way of checking that you have everything ready before you start cooking.

Each short and straightforward step is clearly explained without any jargon or difficult technical terms. What you see in the photograph is what you should expect to see in front of you. Not only is this reassuring for the novice cook, those with more experience will find it a helpful reminder of the little touches that can easily be overlooked. Each recipe ends with a lovely photograph of the finished dish, complete with any serving suggestions.

The app includes 240 recipes, divided into four topics: “Quick & Easy”, “Italian”, “Asian” and “Baking” (60 recipes each).

- 240 recipes in four topics
- over 2,000 high-resolution photographs
- all recipes are easy to prepare
- all recipes displayed in professional step-by-step photographs
- search function for ingredients and recipes
- ingredient lists can be emailed
- ingredients provided with consumer information (retrieved with a click on the relevant ingredient)

The contents of this app can also be found in a book series by Parragon Books.


Release Notes:

Fixes a drawing problem in the recipe overview.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0
Review by Twig Wheeler

Completely Brilliant - I picked this up with it's first edition months ago and have been shocked at how much I've used it. I felt ridiculous that I needed pictures to bring me back to making this kind of food but they really helped. I've just updated and am a bit shocked by how much was offered in the new iteration. To be sure, these are not the "lightest" of meals. They're all fairly "classic" in their design with high oil, cream and butter content. But if you adjust accordingly or go for an extra long walk/run to make up the caloric difference these are great. My teenagers and wife say it's become just as good for us to stay home for a fancy meal as to go to go out to an upscale restaurant (which we can't afford anyway). They're not going to hire me at the Ritz anytime soon but my cooking is definitively better since I started using this app and having the pictures guide me to know what I'm looking for is a tremendous help. Having the picture in my mind when I go to the market is much better for me than a list of ingredients. The mental visual of how much of what I'll need has been truly helpful and I've actually remembered this or that ingredient more than once simply from reviewing the image of the photo in my mind. I'm pretty sure the app or at least the text is written by Europeans who may speak English as a second or even third language as sometimes the syntax is a little different than expected. But that actually only adds to the appeal for me and in any case they have a very nice process for translating the ingredients for people in different countries (very helpful to me as I'm living in Brazil and sometimes the Italian and French translations help me find what I'm looking for easier in Portuguese). I'm truly impressed. Even more so with the new update. Good job folks. If you add an Eastern European, Californian Cuisine, Tex-Mex and/or South American section to the next update I'll find a way to give you six stars.

Found helpful by 68 out of 71 people
Version 2.0
Review by Carol !

Not for everyday cooking - Not for the average person. Very specialized ingredients needed for most recipies. Expensive cooking.

Found helpful by 87 out of 124 people