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November 11, 2011

The Professional Chef ($49.99) is by far the most expensive cooking app in the iTunes store


It's also been in the top 10 in its category since it went on sale last month.


Wrote Julia Moskin in a story in Wednesday's New York Times Dining section, "Since the 1970s, arriving students at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., have been issued essential tools of the profession: chef's whites, a set of knives and several heavy cookbooks. As of next June, they will also need a tablet loaded with the institution's new app, The Professional Chef, a complete digital edition of the basic textbook the institute has published since 1962. In addition to reference materials and video, the app brings in networking ability and social media.


"Each student user is assigned a virtual notebook, used for jotting notes and questions. (Currently, this function is served by food-stained index cards on which the students rewrite each recipe.) Within the app, class members are linked together through the institute's wireless network and can read one another’s notebooks — as can their instructor. The goal is for students and faculty members to use the app as a substantive, interactive, 24/7 teaching tool, said Brad Barnes, the school’s head of culinary education.

"Nonstudents who buy the app can link to other users, too."

I have a feeling my Los Angeles correspondent is en route to the App store as you read these words.

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I picked up 2 chapters from this already using Inkling. Inkling is starting to be one of my more favorite apps for text books with Kindle and iBooks rounding things out.

I didn't realize this could be purchased as an actual book/app itself (though using the Inkling engine). Kinda cool...at the same time, I like all my books organized in individual apps.

Posted by: clifyt | Nov 11, 2011 1:21:33 PM

Your Mumbai one too!

Posted by: Milena | Nov 11, 2011 12:26:34 PM

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