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    Default Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    openSUSE 12.3
    KDE 4.10.5

    My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to improve her method by going electronic.

    She asked me a question and I had no clue so here I am.
    If she finds a recipe that she likes and saves it to a recipe book at the site where she found it, what happens if the site decides to delete the recipe from their main listings ? Will it remain in her personal collection ?
    I am guessing that it would vary depending on the site.

    Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ? Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?

    Thanks
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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    On Fri 29 Nov 2013 06:06:01 PM CST, hextejas wrote:


    openSUSE 12.3
    KDE 4.10.5

    My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to
    improve her method by going electronic.

    She asked me a question and I had no clue so here I am.
    If she finds a recipe that she likes and saves it to a recipe book at
    the site where she found it, what happens if the site decides to delete
    the recipe from their main listings ? Will it remain in her personal
    collection ?
    I am guessing that it would vary depending on the site.

    Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ?
    Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?

    Thanks


    Hi
    What about gourmet, it part of the distribution, but a gnome app....

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    On Fri 29 Nov 2013 06:06:01 PM CST, hextejas wrote:


    openSUSE 12.3
    KDE 4.10.5

    My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to
    improve her method by going electronic.

    She asked me a question and I had no clue so here I am.
    If she finds a recipe that she likes and saves it to a recipe book at
    the site where she found it, what happens if the site decides to delete
    the recipe from their main listings ? Will it remain in her personal
    collection ?
    I am guessing that it would vary depending on the site.

    Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ?
    Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?

    Thanks


    Hi
    What about gourmet, it's part of the distribution, but a gnome app....

    --
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
    SLED 11 SP3 (x86_64) GNOME 2.28.0 Kernel 3.0.101-0.8-default
    If you find this post helpful and are logged into the web interface,
    please show your appreciation and click on the star below... Thanks!


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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    hextejas wrote:
    >
    > openSUSE 12.3
    > KDE 4.10.5
    >
    > My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to
    > improve her method by going electronic.
    >
    > She asked me a question and I had no clue so here I am.
    > If she finds a recipe that she likes and saves it to a recipe book at
    > the site where she found it, what happens if the site decides to delete
    > the recipe from their main listings ? Will it remain in her personal
    > collection ?
    > I am guessing that it would vary depending on the site.
    >
    > Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ?
    > Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?
    >
    > Thanks
    >
    >

    Code:
    sudo zypper in gourmet
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    Kernel Linux 3.11.6-4-desktop

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    If you happen to use LyX/LaTeX, you will find there is a Book (Recipes) document style which you can tailor in whatever way you like. It is really intended for people who have a lot of recipes as it allows about four levels of subdivision.

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    On Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:06:01 +0000, hextejas wrote:

    > openSUSE 12.3 KDE 4.10.5
    >
    > My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to
    > improve her method by going electronic.
    >
    > She asked me a question and I had no clue so here I am.
    > If she finds a recipe that she likes and saves it to a recipe book at
    > the site where she found it, what happens if the site decides to delete
    > the recipe from their main listings ? Will it remain in her personal
    > collection ?
    > I am guessing that it would vary depending on the site.
    >
    > Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ?
    > Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?
    >
    > Thanks


    I just clip 'em to an Evernote notebook using the Chrome plugin.

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    On 11/29/2013 10:06 AM, hextejas wrote:
    >
    > openSUSE 12.3
    > KDE 4.10.5
    >
    > My wife has collected a jillion recipes in printed form and wants to
    > improve her method by going electronic.

    [...]

    There's 'Kreicpes' in an unofficial repo (there are two more):
    http://download.opensuse.org/reposit...openSUSE_12.3/

    I have no idea how good it is or whether it is well-maintained.
    I entered 'recipe' in the search box at:
    http://software.opensuse.org/131/en

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    Quote Originally Posted by hextejas View Post
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    [snip] Otherwise are there electronic recipe books that you would recommend ? Particularly one that would let her save recipes from multiple sites ?
    Depends on your own household needs. I doubt the perfect electronic recipe capture system exists. For the jillion printed recipes I'd scan and OCR to text files, then edit. For the web, I'd cut and paste to text files, then edit. A systematic approach to text file names will help over time.

    As noted by wise others:
    * Gourmet (Gnome) and Krecipies (KDE) provide excellent recipe database systems with capacity to store images, powerful search modes and useful import/export tools.
    * LyX/LaTeX provides a recipes document style for storing, formatting and printing recipes, including pictures with high quality typography.
    * Evernote provides a web based 'notebook' for capturing, editing, storing and sharing recipes and pictures from web pages to your many web enabled devices and with friends.

    And then there is good old cut and paste to text files in a recipe folder. No bells and whistles but easy to use, annotate, maintain, archive and share. Search tools in file managers work well with modest recipe collections (perhaps not a jillion). Text editor search and replace tools with a few very basic regex expressions simplify formatting. (Want to remove redundant lines in an ingredient list? replace /n/n with /n, etc.).

    I use my cookbook for cooking, not publishing. I lack patience for detailed data entry and don't want to be locked into specific recipe database formats. I find many recipes on the web have unusual layouts, especially the good ones. I rarely need to store pictures. YMMV

    I am grateful to the many fine cooks around the world who share their recipes on the web. Happy cooking!

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    Default Re: Any good recipe programs for Linux ?

    On 2013-11-30 11:46, Tallowwood wrote:
    > And then there is good old cut and paste to text files in a recipe
    > folder. No bells and whistles but easy to use, annotate, maintain,
    > archive and share. Search tools in file managers work well with modest
    > recipe collections (perhaps not a jillion). Text editor search and
    > replace tools with a few very basic regex expressions simplify
    > formatting. (Want to remove redundant lines in an ingredient list?
    > replace /n/n with /n, etc.).


    If you cut and paste to LibreOffice from the web, there is a trick:

    Edit -> Links -> Break Link(s).

    This way you keep all the photos as local images; otherwise LO keeps
    them as links it has to load from internet before displaying or printing.


    It is also easier not to copy the entire page, but sections of it, to
    avoid extra formatting like frames and tables. Experiment.

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    (from 12.3 x86_64 "Dartmouth" at Telcontar)

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