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Gourmet Recipe Manager – manager, editor, and organizer for recipes

Gourmet Recipe Manager is an open source Gtk-based recipe organizer and shopping list generator intended for the GNOME desktop environment (though it does not need all the GNOME libraries).

Gourmet imports recipes from a number of sources, including MealMaster and MasterCook archives and several popular websites. Gourmet can export recipes as text, MealMaster files, HTML web pages, and a custom XML format for exchange with other Gourmet users. Gourmet supports linking images with recipes. Gourmet can also calculate nutritional information for recipes based on the ingredients.

Gourmet includes a copy of the USDA nutritional database, which has thousands of items to calculate nutritional information. It has a plugin architecture which allows you to enable extensions to Gourmet’s base functionality.

Features include:

  • Simple searching and sorting.
  • Attractive graphical user interface.
  • Easy recipe editing.
  • Shopping list creator and organiser.
  • Wizard to find duplicate recipes.
  • Unit calculator.
  • Python shell.
  • Field editor – edit fields across multiple recipes.
  • Key editor – assign and edit ingredient keys (unique identifiers for ingredients, used for consolidating items on shopping lists).
  • A “pantry” list to record ingredients that you do not want to shop for.
  • Export to:
    • PDF.
    • HTML.
    • XML Export.
    • Export.
    • Mealmaster.
  • Import from:
    • Mastercook.
    • Website importers (, and others).
    • Webpage.
    • Zip, Gzip and Tarball (import recipes from zip and tar archives).
    • Krecipes.
    • Plain Text.
  • Plugin support adding extra functionality:
    • Email recipes from Gourmet.
    • Calculate nutritional information for recipes.
    • Select recipes by browsing by category, cuisine, etc.
  • Cross-platform software.

Support: Wiki, GitHub, Mailing List Archives
Developer: Thomas M. Hinkle
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

Gourmet Recipe Manager

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2 years ago

Gourmet is dead software. Last update was 2014! Move on.