Cook’s Memory

Version 2.5
December 29, 2018

Rick Aurbach

Cook's Memory v2.0 is now available in the Apple AppStore.
v2.5 is currently in field-test and will be available soon.

If you enjoy cooking, you probably have a bookshelf (or two or three) full of cookbooks, plus binders full of printed recipes from the web, plus multiple recipe apps, plus card boxes full of 3X5 cards, etc. And you’ve spent time more than once searching through this wealth of information to find a recipe you know and love.

You don’t need more recipes as much as you need help finding the recipes you already have.

Cook’s Memory is not a recipe program. It is a recipe index and menu planner.

Cook's Memory helps you keep track of your favorite recipes. Think of it as your personal recipe catalog or index. You don't store your recipes in Cooks Memory; that would be redundant and wasteful of your time. Instead, you store references to them — their location (i.e., where to find them), as well as information such as key ingredients, etc. that you can use to locate the recipe you’r looking for and deciding whether it is what you want to cook and serve.

You can also use Cook’s Memory to keep track of parties and other get-togethers, specifying a menu and a guest list. This enables you to ask questions like “who have I served this dish to?” and “when did I serve it last?”

The program has four main sections (tabs):

The program also includes a full range of reports which allow you to ask questions like:

These reports can be viewed, printed, emailed, etc.

Where To Go From Here

The buttons running across the top of this page will open other pages that can provide you with more information about Cook’s Memory.


Cook’s Memory is available for iPhone and iPad (iOS 10.11 and later) on the Apple App Store. It is not available for Android or other platforms.

Contact Information

Support for this program is available via email; please address your questions, help requests and suggestions to