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Gourmet is a free and open source software for organizing and editing recipes


Recipe card functions:

  • Name, category;
  • cooking Time;
  • Source+web page;
  • it Is possible to add an image;
  • Ingredients;
  • it Is possible to create a description of cooking;
  • Notes, rating, kitchen.

Searching and sorting:

  • You can view all your recipes in a list and quickly search for them by ingredient, name, category, cuisine, rating, or instructions;
  • The search is performed as you enter text;
  • You can easily sort recipes by clicking on the column you’d like to sort by;
  • Furthermore, for advanced users, you can search using regular expressions.

Recipe Editor:

  • A keyed ingredient list which allows searches and shopping-list generation to understand synonyms (like aubergine and eggplant) and ignore ingredient descriptions (i.e. to treat “tomatoes, finely chopped” as “tomatoes” for the purpose of searching and generating shopping lists;
  • An intuitive spreadsheet-like editing interface;
  • An alternative, fast form-like ingredient entering interface (which allows you to easily type ingredient lists without looking at the screen;
  • Drag-n-drop support for importing ingredient lists from your web browser or other application; Support for pasting ingredient lists in from your clipboard;
  • Support for grouping ingredients within a recipe;
  • Support for calling another recipe as an ingredient.(Note: this allows you to use a recipe as a menu!);
  • Support for optional ingredients.


  • Mealmaster files;
  • MasterCook text files;
  • MasterCook XML files;
  • Gourmet XML files;
  • KRecipe XML files;
  • MyCookbook files;
  • Archives (such as Zip files, Gzip files, or tarballs);
  • Websites, such as epicurious and recipezaar;
  • Unformatted plain text files or websites (in this case, Gourmet will ask you to identify ingredients, instructions, etc.


  • PDF files;
  • Recipe Web Pages;
  • Rich Text Format;
  • Plain Text;
  • Mealmaster files;
  • Gourmet XML files;
  • MyCookbook files.

  • Shopping List Manager. Gourmet allows you to automatically generate shopping list from your recipes. You can easily multiply recipes when you add them to adjust for the number of people you’re cooking for;
  • There is a timer and a value Converter;
  • There is a search for duplicate recipes;
  • Support for extensions.

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The software Gourmet is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
RPMopenSUSE, Rosa Linux, Mageia, ALT Linux, Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and others
GNOME/KDE Software CenterUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via RPM package

Install Software on Discover Software Center

Open Discover Software Center and use the search bar to enter Gourmet, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software on GNOME Software Center

Open GNOME Software Center and use the search bar to enter Gourmet, click on the “Install” button, enter the password, and the installation process has started.

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English, Russian, Deutsch, Spanish, French and others
Description version:0.17.4
Developer:Tom Hinkle
Programming language:Python
License:GPL v2
Software website:thinkle.github.io/gourmet

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