Great sitr 5/5
Wonderful site! All of Melissa Clarke's recipes are fantastic
Free no more: Now you have to pay for this app! 1/5
I deleted this app after I was locked out unless I paid! I had been using the app to save recipes for a long time. The app still advertises as free. Not free!
LOVE IT! W/ update request 5/5
I still love this app. I know I wished for pics for ALL recipes. I wish there was a way to have it that way without the size. It's the biggest app (over a gig) on my phone. That's a lot. More than FIFA 16 or Pokémon Go.
The crazy thing is... I don't cook. But I love food. I love the variety. I love the organization. I started to read the recipes from the paper, then online and now the app. If I ever cooked, the mobility of the app would make me look like a genius. Love it.
I wish they had pics for every single recipe. But it's still a great app! (It still doesn't have pics for all recipes. It's still huge)
A once good app ruined 1/5
A bait and switch. This app worked wonderfully for saving recipes. I get that they want to monetize the NYT cooking component but now I am locked out of all my saved recipes that have nothing to do with NYT. It is now not only useless but has actually damaged my archive of recipes.
You guys have lost your mind trying to charge that much for this app. Get over yourselves.
Are you kidding me... 1/5
By Octavio Botello
I loved this app but they want you to pay for this now.. what a shame
Great app, great recipes. Definitely worth the $3/month 5/5
By Hassan was a taken username
This is a fantastic app. With this app I don't need to go anywhere else to find recipes because I know the recipes (and the user comments) will lead to a great meal.
Yes having everything for free is great, but at $3/month with the annual membership this is still a fantastic price.
Who owns an iPhone but can't afford to put $3 a month towards improving a skill we all need to do everyday day for the rest of our lives?
Not worth $4 a month 1/5
It's bad business to give a product out for free and then, without warning, switch it to a paid subscription service. Either start as a free service and stay that way, or charge a fee from the beginning. There were some good recipes on NYT, but nothing that is worth $4 a month when there are plenty of other free sites with better recipes. Also a paid app should work better than this one. It's clunky and poorly laid out. Design a better app, charge less, and then maybe I'd think about a paid subscription. Right now it just isn't worth it and I doubt it ever will be.
No Thanks - Bait / Switch 1/5
By Troy Donahue
Too many quality cooking apps out there to have to deal with the NYT bait and switch tactics.
Love the recipes 2/5
But do not like that I cannot print them from the app. I have to use a web browser, go the website, find the recipe then print. Very poorly designed app!
My time and lifesaver 5/5
I use this app nearly every day when concocting a dinner with whatever is on hand. Nearly always come up with something interesting. Search works well, and the recipe collections by chef is a good way to browse.
I do not quite understand the complaint I saw about cost. It is free with any NYT subscription. I think it is reasonable to charge non subscribers.
My go to cooking app! 5/5
My go to cooking app!
Lower the price 2/5
I used this app for years and saved a lot of recipes in my account. Now I have lost access. Lots of good recipes. However, you have to draw the line somewhere on subscriptions and this one just isn't worth the price.
Was good 1/5
I liked this app till they started charging
Easy to use & beautiful 5/5
Love the search feature--it's easy to find quick, simple recipes (a must in our house with two small children). Photos are beautiful. Superb place to store recipes for future use. Love all the variety.
My Go-To Cooking App 5/5
This app has a great variety of seasonal & topical recipes. There is daily rotation of featured recipes and collections. I check it every day for ideas in what to cook. The directions can be a bit sketchy at times so it's geared toward cooks with some experience. But there'd are often reader notes that help answer questions. Love this app
Bad business model 1/5
I signed up, and then tried to cancel. Turns out it is almost impossible to cancel - which feels like a deceitful business model. You cannot cancel via your NYtimes account, you have to call Apple Care, which feels like the worst of all subscription based business scams. Sign up is easy, cancelling is impossible.
I have a subscription to NY times with my school email ($1 a month) so I access this as part of that but ITS OUTRAGEOUS THAT THIS IS PAID. OUTRAGEOUS.
Total garbage not worth the download 1/5
Just a cruddy sneaky way for more ad revenue. The nyt puts links in the paper that look free, but then take you to a subscription app. Mellisa Clark and mark bittman should be ashamed
I use this app almost daily 5/5
This app is essential for home cooks. I use it almost every day. Not only are there tons of amazing recipes, there are also lots of smart commenters who offer thoughtful tips and tweaks. That this comes with my digital NYT subscription makes it a steal.
Where'd the ratings go? 1/5
The app acknowledges that I'm a NYT subscriber and seems to give me full perks. But the stars under each review are hollow - the actual ratings don't appear as of the last day or two. This was a great, quick way to figure out if a recipe actually works without getting lost in the comments. What gives?
Excellent and extremely helpful 5/5
By Yoga Granny
I love having this app at my fingertips.
Deleted app without a second thought 1/5
Can't access saved recipes without subscription. Also unsubscribed from their daily emails.
Disappointed with the new terms 1/5
Not fair we can no longer view our saved recipes. Will need to copy them to another free app that allows users to save recipes without a monthly fee. I will miss the app.
Yummy recipes! 5/5
By mrs. shadows
Easy to use and great for meal ideas. I want to make everything in the app!!
A Favorite App 5/5
One of my favorite apps. Attractive, engaging, useful. If it is 5:30 PM and I don't know what to cook for dinner I just open the app. Searching is easy, featured recipes give me ideas, saved recipes in my box are always accessible and they help.
A huge shout out to one of the recipe riders, Melissa Clark, whose palate is similar to mine and who writes wonderful easy to follow recipes.
In my experience, most of these recipes require no more than 15 to 30 minutes of prep time and list ingredients that are easily obtainable and may well be around the house. If I don't have an ingredient I usually find a substitute in the house or find that even using a few of the ingredients and the general suggestion of the recipe is enough to make a good meal. It's the combinations of ingredients and a few techniques that make the dishes taste terrific.
Thank you New York Times!
All the recipes I've cooked have been amazing!!!
It is a little difficult to organize and find the recipes I want. But when I do it is worth it!
Some of the recipes are difficult, so I just skip them. I have found enough though to keep full and satisfied.
A great help 5/5
This app is one of the few I use daily. The meal planning suggestions have helped me avoid that 4:30 pm panic about what to fix for dinner many times. I don't cook everything in Sam Sifton's suggestions every week, but I usually find at least one or two recipes to add to my own ideas for weekly meal planning. The recipes are as diverse as New York itself, ranging from familiar comfort foods to elegant classic French cuisine, to more exotic Middle Eastern, Asian and African dishes, which are familiar comfort foods in other places. The dessert recipes are amazing!
Recipes are clear and easy to follow. It is a great help to be able to pull up a recipe on my tablet, and to be able to read and follow it without wasteful printing. Plus, the printing function works well, for those who would rather spill on paper than on delicate electronics.
The recipe ratings and reviews can be sorted by most helpful. Favorite recipes can be saved and organized, which is good, because my list of favorites is becoming unwieldy.
Others have mentioned price of the app. Considering the hundreds of dollars I would otherwise spend on cookbooks from these authors, it is a real bargain. Add in the recipe search functions, and the fact that it takes up no more room in my overstuffed bookcases, and it quickly becomes indispensable.
Not worth a subscription 1/5
I have three recipes I use from this app and that's it
Great App 5/5
Awesome recipe box that I use across devices!! All my fav NYT recipes in one place No more 3x5 cards with newspaper cut outs!!
Just too much 1/5
App worked fairly well but it was only something I used occasionally. I have paid for many apps over the years but this one is just not worth it. I understand many of the bait and switch comments because the app was free and people were happier and now it's not just a paid app it an expensive subscription app. These users are not cheap they just had a certain expectation based on how the vast majority of apps work. I also understand that companies need to make money to support and maintain the app but I think they might have been better off with a lower price so that more people would still be using it and maybe not quite so many negative reviews.
Free to $4.99/month? Really? 1/5
I have no problem paying for apps that are worth their subscription rate, but this is not one of them. A jump from free to $4.99/month without much added benefit can simply not be justified. Denying access to previously saved recipes is merely a tactic to lure subscribers. Nothing I saved was that special. I'd rate this app zero stars if possible.
It was great until today 1/5
By dr nutz
This was my go to app for recipes until today, when they notified me it will now be a subscription service. I will copy my favorite recipes and delete the app. NYT shouldn't be following the business model of a drug dealer, getting a user hooked for free and then charging them later. I don't use this app enough to justify paying for it. It's nice to be able to get some new ideas now and again but not for $5 a month. so I guess I'll just go back to doing things the old fashioned way and search on google.
Just avoid 1/5
By J PDX
Recipes require a hefty subscription and you are not able to print recipes through the app. Better off buying cookbooks and just take a photo for the shopping list.
Price way to high 1/5
I knew the day was coming that they would start charging. But what I didnt see coming was the amount they would want to charge. I would have signed up for .99 cents a month or 9.99 for the year but no way in hell would i sign up for 4.99 a month or 39.99 a year. I will miss Melissa Clark.
Just the best!! 5/5
By Rachel in Mpls
Fantastic recipes with helpful reviews. Save your non-NYT online recipes too!
Deleting this app 1/5
By Brucie Bogtrotter
I'm deleting the app because they've started charging a monthly access fee. Not worth it for the 2-3 recipes I've used.
Well designed 5/5
Easy to navigate and use. Also easy to browse and be inspired.
Best recipe app 5/5
Love it. So glad I'm subscribed to NYT and have access to this. It's the best.
So much for that 1/5
UPDATE: Now I can't even access my saved recipes without a subscription!? Not worth it!
Now they're going to start charging a fee for what amounts to less than you used to get for free? I'd rate this ZERO stars if I could.
I love this app, and I've Benin using it to build a nice recipe collection. But my favorite part about it, the almost daily updates of new recipe collections to peruse, has mysteriously stopped. Now lucky to get new collections once a week. What happened? Happy to give this a higher rating if the updates come more frequently. Come NY Times Cooking! Fix this!
Charging money for recipes??? 1/5
Recipes themselves are stellar. Gouging people to subscribe to see them is absolutely absurd. What a shame. What a sham. What a power hunger money-grabbing move. Goodbye NYT.
Decent app 3/5
Decent. Good variety of recipes. My biggest complaint is that the widget you can add to iPhone's pull-down notifications screen does not update to show the current recipe of the day (it instead shows the last recipe of the day you already looked at). Therefore the widget is useless.
I agree with others' complaint about now requiring a subscription to access recipes.
My Go-To Source 5/5
The app makes it easy to find the recipes I've saved and opportunities to collect ones yet to be saved. No more little pieces of paper with food droppings. Needless to say, the NYT recipes have always been my favorites.
Don't believe the 5star ratings 1/5
Prior to the update the app was a 3 at best. Although the recipes were great, the app was not a pleasant experience. Videos do not play in full screen & "my recipes" was difficult to access. Now NYT wants you to pay for those features. No thank you. App deleted.
I like it 5/5
App is good, recipes are great. Worth the price of subscription.
What is this. A great FREE App. Now a monthly charge,
You have to be kidding?
Fire the idiot that decided to charge for this App.
Now requires subscription 1/5
This app was great, but now that it requires a subscription, I will be deleting it. I loved this app, but why should I pay for recipes that I can look up online?
Shame on you 1/5
I use to love this app!
I have almost 200 recipes saved on here!
I loved the fact that you could go to any site and save it in your NYT recipe box.
I just tried to grab one of my recipes and I can't get it unless I subscribe and pay money! Are you joking??!!
Why would they not let us know before changing their app? At least I could of grabbed my recipes before hand !
So upset with them !
Subscription Only 1/5
Disappointed that this app has gone to subscription only. Sadly, I will be deleting it.
Best recipe app out there! 5/5
By Brooklyn Envy
I love this app because not only are the recipes easy to follow and taste delicious, each recipe includes the feedback (good and bad) of the people who have actually used it to cook the dish. Also, those comments include tweaks that those cooks made to the original recipe to put their own fingerprints on the dish. You end up with a road map to different variations of the original dish which are both interesting and delicious.