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Mar 31, 2013 07:08 PM

Marling Menu Master Update?

I seem to have misplaced my Marling menu master. Before I buy a new one is there and other bettter choice book or an app.Just need menu translations. I have the Larousse dictionary on my phone and love the audio part, but it's not really that helpful for menus Thanks!

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  1. We gave up on MMM a few years ago -- rather out of date and not very well organized anyway – and now use Patricia Wells' Glossary downloaded to (marked within Dropbox as a "favorite" so we have access even without the Internet) on an iPhone or other similar device. -- Jake

    1. If you have an Android phone (release 2.3 or higher) you can download Google Translate which now works in off-line mode. It allows you to take a picture of a menu and then does a translate:

      1. Thank-you both I've successfully downloaded Dropbox and added the Wells Food dictionary. Better than printing off 39 pages! I will definetely need it!

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        1. re: negirl2

          Dandy! We have found that dining with Patricia gives us the answer 93.78 percent of the time. -- Jake

        2. I believe the same glossary is in Ms. Wells Food Lovers Guide to Paris iPhone app. (Or to rephrase, the app definitely has a glossary and I believe it is the same.)

          1. Ohmy! Just browsing that app and wishing I could have eclade de moules that is a speciality of Brittany. Always wanted to try that!