‘How to Cook Everything Essentials’: Carry Mark Bittman With You at All Times, for Free


We imagine that die-hard Mark Bittman fans probably all paid up right away for the iPhone app version of his cookbook How to Cook Everything, but now there’s a version for penny-pinchers, too. The free, 102-recipe How to Cook Everything Essentials is pitched as a gateway app to shelling out for the full $4.99 shebang, but it stands pretty solidly on its own: user-friendly recipes, pre-built shopping lists, and a built-in timer so that if you find yourself in a strange, clock-less world, you can still tell when three minutes of onion-sweating have gone by. [iTunes]