This program package consists of three major parts:
a big library containing all the converting and output functions,
command-line tools (more or less as trivial wrappers to this library)
and the web frontend.
- Import recipes. The input is expected from standard input
The recipes are extracted from surrounding text and may be
in Meal-Master or
- Search for recipes in the database and print them as
LaTeX source, in Meal-Master format or as human readable text
into a file or standard output.
- You can search the database for terms in
The result is a list of all recipes containing the specified term
in the chosen field.
Choose "Search" from the main menu, enter the term into the form,
choose from "Search in" where to search for that term and click
the "Start Search" button.
Since version 0.5 you can combine several terms by "AND"
(uppercase!), so we can finally search for
- the recipe titles
- the categories
- the ingredient list
Muffins AND Choc
- Recording and Editing Interface
- This interface allows you to edit saved recipes or record new
ones. Numbers must use »
.« (dot) as the decimal seperator.
Units should be valid
RezKonv units or defined aliases and must be seperated by a space
character from the quantity.
- Some hints for the usage of categories
- Recipes may be put into several categories. Actually
there is no real limit for this, however the specification of the
mealmaster format allows a maximum of 5 categories.
New categories are created on the fly, whenever a new recipe uses
them the first time.
To keep the categories in order, it is recommended to follow the
following scheme for new recipes, when adding new recipes to the
database via the web frontend.
- The first category should describe the type of the recipe. Is it
e.g. a "Soup", a "Snack" or a "Cocktail"?
- The second category should describe the origin of the recipe.
Use the name of the country of the origin, such as
Don't use adjectives, such as
The Koch-Suite is multilingual starting with release 0.5.
To choose another lanuage, adjust your browser (i.e. Mozilla: Edit
-> Preferences -> Navigator -> Languages).
If the language you specified exists you will see all following
pages in the requested language. Otherwise the default language
(English "en") will be used. You can change the interface language
during a session by selecting one out of de, en,
es and fr from the main menu.
Of course this will not translate the recipes themselves. This selection
affects the interface language only.
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