Press Release: Simon & Schuster Partner with Culinate to Release New Joy of Cooking App
The classic Joy of Cooking transformed American cooking when it was originally published in 1931. Now, JOY is once again revolutionizing the kitchen-this time as a cooking app for iPad®. The new app is a gorgeous-to-behold digital package with all of the recipes, history, charm, and advice cooks have come to love in the book. Available for $9.99 on the Apple App Store, the app combines the contents of the most recent edition of the Joy of Cooking in its entirety-thousands of recipes, references, and illustrations¾with sophisticated app-only features that make planning and cooking easier than ever.
The JOY app's highlights include:
- An easy-to-use search function, with filters that allow users to narrow searches by key ingredient, type of dish, cooking technique, and more
- Simple-to-use, smart shopping lists
- Recipe steps that can be spoken by the app and voice-controlled by the user
- Built-in conversions for metric users
- Color photographs
- Custom timers
- A favorites feature that allows users to keep track of favorite recipes
- JOY's trademark "red ribbon" bookmark to hold multiple locations within the app
- Social media-friendly options and the ability to email and print recipes
- A menu-building feature
- An option that prevents the screen from dimming while you cook
- All-inclusive functionality; no internet connection required
Named one of the twenty essential cookbooks by the James Beard Foundation and listed by the Library of Congress as "one of the eighty-eight books that shaped America," the Joy of Cooking was originally published by Irma Rombauer in 1931. Now, more than 80 years later, her great-grandson John Becker and his wife, Megan Scott, have helped develop the app. The app represents a unique collaboration between Joy of Cooking's longtime publisher Scribner and the leading cookbook app developer Culinate.
"With the release of this app, JOY truly arrives in the 21st century," said John Becker. "We have worked very closely with Culinate to make JOY's vast collection of recipes, tips, and reference information more accessible and useful than ever before. The result is the essential culinary companion¾in the kitchen and the grocery aisle."