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'xcookybooky' is a package for entering recipes
and layout them in a nice way. It has the possibility
to insert two pictures above the other recipe content.
Besides it is possible to add several recipe properties
as well as an introduction, suggestions and a hint.

This package is inspired by the 'cookybooky' package
by J�rgen Gilg, which requires some special packages
and fonts and cannot create a PDF file directly. This
limitations are reversed.

As a result of the changes not all options known
from 'cookybooky' are implemented in this package.
But nevertheless it provides some new options, e.g.
an improved color and fontsize management and more
recipe fields.

The recipes are inserted in a environment. There is
the possibility to enter ingredients, preparation (steps),
(two) pictures, an introduction, suggestions and a hint.
Also there is an option to insert the recipetime,
bakingtime, portions, calory content and source of the
recipe (internet, friends, neighbours etc.). A lot of
hooks allows the user to insert content at different
locations in the recipe.

Project Homepage
If you have found a bug or have suggestions visit the
project page at


Package contents
The current distribution is zipped up as
and includes the following files
Also there is a folder including an example, which
helps you (hopefully) to understand the usage of this

This package may be distributed and/or modified under the
conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either
version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later
version. The latest version of this license is in:


Current maintainer
Sven Harder

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (1.1M).

xcookybooky – Typeset (potentially long) recipes

The package enables the user to typeset recipes, which could be greater than one page. Above the recipe text two (optional) pictures can be displayed. Other features are recipe name, energy content, portions, preparation and baking time, baking temperatures, recipe source and of course preparation steps and required ingredients. At the bottom you may insert an optional hint.

The package depends on the Emerald fonts.

Version1.5 2015-03-03
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2011–2015 Sven Harder
MaintainerSven Harder
Contained inTeX Live as xcookybooky
MiKTeX as xcookybooky
See alsocookybooky
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