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Nov 30, 2012 06:40 AM

I need some Evernote hints for saving recipes

Electronic devices are becoming an integral part of my cooking. I have an iPod, and have the Epicurious app and the Cooks Illustrated app. I enjoy using them for cooking. Recently, Michael Ruhlman suggested that some chefs use Evernote to keep track of notes for recipes, actual whole recipes and the like. So, now I have the Evernote app.

I would love to figure out how to add notes into Evernote. I've downloaded it, but I can' really find any comprehensive "help" on how to specifically use it. I'd like to be able to copy recipes from here, and the other recipe apps I'm using, for my own furture use. And I'd love to be able to modify them with my own notes as to what I liked, what worked well, and what I might modify the next time. I just am not finding any specific information on how to do these things. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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  1. Not your answer, but Evernote has a Moleskine notebook "accessory" that lets you write notes/recipes manually and then scan them into searchable text:

    1. Found this:

      Give help on use via videos. Might be a good place to start. There is this as well, a walk through on how to get started.

      1. Evernote's FOOD app version has a "add note feature" you could d/l that version instead and have both the capture feature and the add note feature. Plus a few other features built into FOOD.

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        1. re: HillJ

          Hope the pic comes through... I just created a set of files for different food categories, then add notes for recipes in each category. Tag them for each category. Add notes on the desktop. Works great on my Android, sitting on the kitchen counter. Searchable too.

          1. re: woodburner

            Plus, you can make out my chicken scarparo (aka scarpriello) recipe! It's incredibly good... try it.

            1. re: woodburner

              The Evernote Food app makes adding notes, photos, inserted & captured recipes much quicker. If you're like me and only need cribnotes Food is super fast. If you want a detailed, volume-driven recipe file then Evernote original is best.

              Great job, woodburner!

            2. re: HillJ

              That food version looks interesting. I'll have to play around with that. And I like the scanning which ultimately is searchable. I have a card file of handwritten recipes that I might do that with. Great ideas, all!