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AnyMeal – free recipe database software

AnyMeal is an open source recipe database software developed using MySQL and XML. It can manage a cookbook with more than 120,000 recipes and 140 million characters. The software allows recipes to be searched, displayed, edited, imported and exported.

AnyMeal is designed to be lean and flexible.

This software is currently in an early stage of development, and is therefore missing some core functionality.

Features include:

  • Import, export, search, edit and display recipes.
  • Search: title, category, ingredients, and user selection.
  • Export recipes to Mealmaster, docbook and HTML formats.
  • Import Mealmaster recipes.
  • Uses MySQL database.
  • Wizard for setting up the database.
  • All search commands are converted to SQL and passed on to the database to fully exploit the power of MySQL.

Support: GitHub Code Repository
Developer: Jan Wedekind
License: GNU General Public License v3.0


AnyMeal is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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Dave Boland
Dave Boland
3 years ago

Sounds great. Linux needs a good recipe manager as Kmeals (I think is the name) and Gourmet are obsolete. Two suggestions: nutrition analysis of recipes and meal (collection of recipes), and export to open docs like LibreOffice. Also, a flexible report creator for recipes would be good so we can format our recipes as desired.