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  • iOS

MacGourmet Deluxe

Modern recipe management.


MacGourmet Deluxe is our award-winning, powerful recipe management applications that enables you to easily create, edit, organize, and share your recipes.

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The latest version of the app is 4.3.2 which you can obtain using the update feature in MGD. A link to the new iOS app in the app store is included in the new documentation in the Help menu. The new iOS app uses DropBox which allows you to share files with mobile and other devices. Previous versions of MacGourmet used a private Server and are no longer supported.

Going digital is firmly set as a part of your life. You create digital records of receipts and documents. Bills and invoices are emailed. You pay them electronically. You communicate to friends and family through social media venues – and it’s all done from the convenience of your Mac.

So why are you still using a recipe box with tattered and food stained recipes cards?

We know why. They are, you know, sentimental. We get that, but when you go digital with your recipes, the possibilities of what you can do are almost endless.

We’ve got the solution.

MacGourmet Deluxe is our award-winning, powerful recipe management applications that enables you to easily create, edit, organize, and share your recipes.

I’ve been a MacGourmet user since it first launched–since version 1. Love it! Have begged family and friends to get it…I am a self-taught gourmet cook; I cook as a passion. My real job is professor, and I am currently semi-retired, and therefore able to devote more time to converting paper recipes to my MacGourmet…

MacGourmet Deluxe user from Michigan

With MacGourmet Deluxe, you can:

  • Make notes about wine, beer, and cheese — like pairings, for example. You’ve got a Pinot Noir in your wine rack, should you pair it with Colby or Cheddar – or both? Is there a beer that goes well with apple pie?
  • Search the pantry for ingredients and use the results to plan a meal
  • Add Lists, Smart Lists, or sub-lists to categorize your recipes such as, Vegetarian, Gluten-fee, Low Fat, even “recipes from Grandmother”
  • Create shopping lists. Print out a list and take it with you, or sync it to Gourmet Mobile (for iOS), the mobile version, and check off items while you walk through the store
  • Flag the recipes that made you stand out at that dinner party

An enviable recipe collection.

MacGourmet Deluxe provides two methods for adding to your collection — the Import Feature and the Clipping Feature, which eliminates the need to retype everything.

  • Bring life to your recipes with images, directions, and color
  • Select from multiple themes to customize your recipe box to fit your style
  • Add new cuisine categories — is that special Italian dish Tuscan or Sicilian?
  • Do you need special equipment for your famous cake? Add it to the kitchen equipment list
  • Illustrate the process of a recipe by including pictures and directions for each step

As an Executive Chef and business owner, I need to be organized and able to view and use a recipe at any moment. MacGourmet Deluxe does all this for me – and more. One of my favorite features is the ability to send attractive looking pdf recipe files to guests and magazines. Love the product and love the folks at Mariner.

Iron Chef America Winner Kent Rathbun

It’s like three mini apps within the app!

MacGourmet Deluxe has three integrated plugins (think of a plugin as a small product with the main product performing a big feature), as well as the ability to sync between the app and Gourmet Mobile for iOS. What are the three plugins?

1.) The Nutrition feature: Tied into the USDA Nutritional Database, and based on the number of servings, you can know the caloric and nutritional values of all your recipes. From the amount of Vitamin A to how much sodium. If there’s a food not listed, you can easily add it. 2.) The Cookbook Builder feature: Take all your recipes and create your own cookbook. Add text, image, and divider pages. A template for a table of contents is included. Everything you need to make your creations immortal, MacGourmet Deluxe will create a PDF you can send to your favorite printing resource. 3.) The Mealplan feature: Create plans for any meal – breakfast, brunch, or add your own. Maybe it’s your annual family reunion – MacGourmet Deluxe will help you plan the meals from start to finish.

I started using MacGourmet Deluxe in April for our iMac. First, you made transferring all my recipes from my old Mastercook program extremely easy. Now, I have added a MacBook Air to the family, and by using the cloud syncing capability I now have all my recipes on both devices. I have had great customer service experience from Mariner as well. You have a great product and good people working for you.

Kathryn H.
MacGourmet Deluxe user

Go mobile.

Take your collection of recipes with you wherever you go. Gourmet Mobile for iOS has been designed to be the perfect companion for the desktop application (MacGourmet Deluxe 4 only). To learn more, visit the Gourmet Mobile for iOS product page.

MacGourmet Deluxe – System requirements

macOS: Requires Mac OS X 10.7 or newer. Big Sur supported.

MacGourmet Deluxe – User guide

Download macOS user guide

MacGourmet Deluxe – What's new macOS

What’s New in MacGourmet Deluxe 4.0?

  • Added cloud storage for your recipes that allows you to transfer them between one or more Macs, iOS devices and the web
  • Added incremental syncing so only the changes you make are synced
  • Added new display themes
  • Changed from 32 bit to 64 bit architecture
  • Refined interface making it easier to navigate and to share recipes
  • Prices added to shopping lists will now print and publish
  • Updated toolbar
  • Added the Chef View to the toolbar
  • Added new wines and beers
  • New! Added Beer Notes. Now you can notate breweries, categories of beers and lagers, taste, special ingredients, and more
  • New! Added Cheese Notes. You can note types of cheeses, characteristics, regions, pairings, and more
  • Improved the Chef’s Reference. Find information about cuts of meat, cheese and wine pairings, types of kitchen knives, cooking tips, and more
  • Added new and up-to-date recipes including vegetarian, gluten-free, and many more
  • Improved sharing recipes via email. Your emailed recipes look the same as in the application
  • Added more ways to share. Now you can share your recipes using Facebook