Food and Drink

8 Best Free Linux Food and Drink Software

Richard Stallman, an American software freedom activist, has profound views on what freedoms should be provided in software. He strongly believes that free software should be regarded in the same way as free speech and not free beer. Rest assured, this article is not going to become embroiled in an ideological debate, but instead focuses on a subject which really is essential for life itself.

The necessary requirements for life are physical conditions which can sustain life, nutrients and energy source, and water. This article relates to the last two requirements. Linux software can play a key part in helping to improve our health and quality of life. If you want to stay fit, part of the solution is to ensure that you are eating the right types of food in the right quantity. Nutrition analysis is important to ensure that you have a healthy balanced diet containing a variety of foods including fruit, vegetables and lots of starchy foods.

This article is not just limited to software that ensures you maintain a healthy diet. We also feature the best free Linux software for helping people to cook delicious food. Although this software will not help you turn into Gordon Ramsay, Paul Bocuse, or Bobby Flay, it will open new doors in the world of cooking. Rest assured, we have not forgotten beer lovers, as we also identify the finest beer software available.

To provide an insight into the quality of software that is available, we have compiled a list of 8 high quality food and drink software. Hopefully there will be something of interest for anyone interested in keeping fit, making beer, or the art of cooking.

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Now, let’s explore the 8 food and drink software at hand. For each title we have compiled its own portal page, a screenshot of the software in action, a full description with an in-depth analysis of its features, together with links to relevant resources.

Food and Drink Software
RecipesRecipe management application for the GNOME desktop
NUTDietary nutrition analysis
JolieBulleBrewing assistant and beer recipe design
BrewtargetCreate and manage beer recipes
KrecipesRecipes manager for KDE
Gourmet Recipe ManagerGtk-based recipe organiser and shopping list generator
QBrewHomebrewer's recipe calculator
AnyMealCookbook database for storing recipes

And if you’re looking for a recipe management site that allows users to create, share, and store their personal collection of recipes, try the OpenEats Project.


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