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From: John Hendy <jw.hendy@gmail.com>
To: Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com>
Cc: Eric Abrahamsen <eric@ericabrahamsen.net>,
	Erik Hetzner <egh@e6h.org>,
	Orgmode Mailing List <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>,
	Le Wang <l26wang@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Using org-mode for recipes (i.e. cooking)
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:57:31 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <CA+M2ft-bEqf03vHSU5fv_2uWQnjKm9zf3iVOZ31VbkwoN+sTSA@mail.gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <877h7450fh.fsf@gmail.com>

On Tue, Jul 26, 2011 at 2:03 PM, Eric Schulte <schulte.eric@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> First, I use org-mode to keep my recipes. Here is the format I use:
>>
>> [...]
>>
>>> and so on. I have some methods to convert units back & forth from
>>> metric & narrow a recipe to ingredients only, though I think this is
>>> probably not really useful. I would be happy to provide this if you
>>> like.
>>
>> Sorry this is a little old, but if you're still willing to provide some
>> functions, I'd like to see them! I'm using org mode to keep track of
>> baking recipes, which are traditionally recorded as ratios of ingredient
>> weights, which are then used to calculate an actual recipe based on how
>> much dough you want. Any food for thought regarding programmatic
>> manipulation of properties would be very welcome…
>>
>
> +1
>
> I also use Org-mode to hold recipes.  Currently I just hold the
> ingredients in a standard list with informally specified amounts, but I
> would be interested to see other approaches and any functions for
> automatic recipe manipulation.
>
> Incidentally I also do some baking, and while I don't currently measure
> my ingredients by weight I would be interested to see (or help
> brainstorm) a mechanism for reifying percentages into actual weights.
>

I wouldn't mind seeing this, either. I've looked for a while at trying
to input my wife's recipes into something for her that would be
printable/exportable into perhaps a small binder or card box or
something. I've played around with gourmet with varying success but
not been entirely happy. It's been buggy for me when it comes to
printing.[1] At the very least, someone can try it out for it's
converting/unit suggestions, as they are fantastic.

Most here may work directly from org, but if recipes *are*
implemented, an exporter or two for half-page or index card sizes
would be *phenomenal.*


John

---

[1] http://grecipe-manager.sourceforge.net/

> Cheers -- Eric
>
> --
> Eric Schulte
> http://cs.unm.edu/~eschulte/
>
>

  reply	other threads:[~2011-07-26 19:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 11+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2011-03-24 11:47 Le Wang
2011-03-24 20:52 ` Christian Moe
2011-03-24 21:56   ` Christian Moe
2011-03-25 19:25     ` brian powell
2011-03-30  6:30 ` Erik Hetzner
2011-07-26 18:01   ` Eric Abrahamsen
2011-07-26 19:03     ` Eric Schulte
2011-07-26 19:57       ` John Hendy [this message]
2011-07-27  5:00         ` Erik Hetzner
2011-07-27 12:50           ` Bastien
2011-07-27  2:30       ` Eric Abrahamsen

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