My New iPhone App

UPDATE: For technical reasons, I’ve had to discontinue support for this app. If you’re interested in my Paris Pastry app, which lists over 300 of my favorite pastry shops, chocolate addresses, and bakeries in Paris, you can download that at iTunes.

Thanks. -david

I’d like to introduce my iPhone application. I’ve recently become a convert (er, addict…) to my iPhone and like everyone said, it’s a life-changing device.

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I’m still learning about all its capabilities, and I’m rolling out an application that’s a free download. Included in the application are recipes and delectable photographs.

And with the touch of a button, you can dial in to my Twitter feed, where I say things all sorts of inappropriate things, get links to blog entries as they’re updated, and visit my Facebook page.


Another feature allows you to be notified about appearances and when I add recipes to the app. Plus you can get the ‘Buzz‘ and check out my articles and recipes from around the web in one place.


I’m learning all about the possibilities of my iPhone app and am looking forward to expanding on the features, and hope you enjoy it too. The application is compatible with the iPad now; a native iPad app will be available this summer. Unless someone out there wants to send me one now : )


So head to the iTunes store and download the free app today!

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  • May 10, 2010 9:07am

    I don’t have an iphone but my boyfriend does. I’m gonna secretly add this app to his phone and check it out once in a while. Shhh…
    (oops forgot to add my details)

  • zebulon
    May 10, 2010 9:33am

    Congrats, David! :) I downloaded you app on Saturday and enjoyed exploring it so far.

    I think it would be great if you added the possibility to save the content locally on the iPhone, especially – but not only – the recipes. Imagine that I want to cook one of your recipes, but I’m in a remote village with no connectivity whatsoever… (that’s a big problem with a lot of apps, actually.)

    Also, though the french translation is good, it is perfectible (e.g.: mailing list > liste de diffusion, etc).

    And yes, as much as I hate admitting it, I like my iPhone too. Even though the only Macs I ever bought before were Mac-arons!

  • May 10, 2010 9:34am

    I love that your app icon is a little pic of you!

  • Laurence
    May 10, 2010 9:50am

    Added! I haven’t tried it on the iPad yet. Is there a plan for an iPad version? That could be amazing!

  • May 10, 2010 10:37am

    I have the “How to Cook Everything” app and am loving it so I can’t wait to try yours! Just downloaded it. Thanks and congrats:)

  • May 10, 2010 10:39am

    So excited about this, have gone ahead and downloaded it!!!

  • Karla
    May 10, 2010 11:42am

    Thank you for this! I love food/recipe/cookbook/chef apps and I’m so thankful yours is free!

  • May 10, 2010 12:43pm

    I downloaded it the minute I heard about it. The only improvement I can think of: when you tap ‘more’ and the picture of the Racines Cake comes up in the background, it would be great if my iphone could exude the scent. Or, better yet, a piece would appear on a plate by side…can you work on that?

  • May 10, 2010 1:16pm

    Next you need to get someone to develop this for Android. Pretty please. :)

  • May 10, 2010 3:20pm

    Ah, yet another fabulous time-at-work waster. Thank you for sharing this excellent app with us David – I’m downloading it right now!

  • May 10, 2010 3:58pm

    Thanks so much for this wonderful app! Now I don’t have to squint at the tiny recipe on safari as I look at your recipes on my phone while I cook. Into the kitchen to make your caramels.

  • May 10, 2010 4:19pm

    What about other phones? The iPhone isn’t the only smartphone in existence, you know. This is exactly one of the many reasons I returned my iPhone within a month; the smug, exclusivity factor..I didn’t want to catch it haha. What about Blackberries, Droids, etc?

  • Valéry
    May 10, 2010 4:21pm

    Congratulations for the beautiful app. Let us know please when it is available on Androïd :-)

  • May 10, 2010 5:21pm

    Yay! I’m so glad that this is free. Just downloaded it : )

  • Sue Sartini
    May 10, 2010 6:09pm

    Have it. Love it. Thank you.

  • May 10, 2010 9:06pm

    This is so new to me. I don’t own an iphone but am certainly curious. Free download sounds tempting!

  • Nicole
    May 10, 2010 9:10pm

    Love your blog, website, books, etc. Glad to have an app now too! Thank you and congrats!

  • Mary
    May 10, 2010 9:33pm

    Very, very classy app! Great pictures – thanks David. Don’t you just love all this Apple stuff – very addictive; almost as good as chocolate! Thanks again for taking the time do all this stuff.

  • SophieB
    May 10, 2010 9:44pm

    Just when I thought I couldn’t possibly get more of DL – there’s an app for that.
    Delectableness is now at my fingertips

  • May 11, 2010 2:05am

    Yay! So exciting. I’m going to download it right away! It looks fantastic. I just picked up “The Perfect Scoop”, the paperback version. I don’t know why I haven’t bought it sooner, by the way. I can’t wait to try the Panforte ice cream!

  • May 11, 2010 2:43am

    OMG, i just got an itouch and … i am soooo happy you have this! i love it! i hope there will be a lot of recipes later! thank you david, you’re the best!

  • May 11, 2010 3:11am

    zebulon: Thanks, I didn’t know that there was a way for apps to do that (told ya I’m a newby!), so will look into that next, since it’s a good idea. And I didn’t even know there was a French translation either!

    Sabrina, Valéry & Memoria: I don’t have an Android so wouldn’t be able to assess how the app functions or looks. I’d love to make it available in different formats so if anyone has any ideas, I’m happy to entertain them.

    Lawrence: As mentioned, am waiting to get an iPad because I need to see what it looks like. Their release has been delayed in Europe and was hoping someone would offer to send me one so I could get to it sooner : D

  • Diego
    May 11, 2010 10:10am

    Awesome thing, must be really fun to develop your own app. But since I’m more than happy with my BlackBerry and have no intentions on getting an iPhone, I’ll just stick to the usual email updates.

  • May 11, 2010 10:12am

    This is wonderful! I have your site bookmarked on my iPhone, and when I travel I check it every week. Your app will make this much easier. I was just recently visiting my mom in Texas and cooked your recipe for roast chicken with carmelized shallots, and she loved it so much she asked me to cook it twice that week. Even though I don’t like sweets or desserts (my vice is anything salty, especially potato chips), I read all your recipes because I love your writing and your photography. I am also a francophile and love reading about your life in Paris. You rock!

  • adrian
    May 11, 2010 11:43am

    Thanks for the app, David! Did you see my question recently about replacing the butter in a recipe with cocoa butter?

    I don’t recall a question about that, but I don’t have any advice about swapping out cocoa butter for regular butter in recipes since I’ve not done it. If you do try it in one of my recipes, let me know how it turns out. -dl

  • Cheryl A. Clements
    May 11, 2010 11:50am

    This sounds fantastic but please, please, please, make it for the iPad as well! I have both a iPhone and iPad and the cooking apps are fantastic on the iPad and very easy to use in the kitchen. Unfortunately, not many apps are iPad ready yet though.


  • May 12, 2010 8:22am

    zebulon: I contacted the app company about saving the content ‘locally’ in the iPhone and they wrote back:

    “Your app does have an “offline mode” – once they download the data once, if they don’t have an internet connection, they’ll be able to see cached data.”

    Cheryl: I’m still waiting for some kind soul out there to send me an iPad. I can’t create something for a device if I can’t see it…

  • adrian
    May 12, 2010 8:25am

    Thanks, David. I was thinking of using cocoa butter in Alice Medrich’s Cocoa Powder Brownies, but am not so sure now. Will holler atcha if I do tho.

    Cheerio, Adrian

  • May 12, 2010 11:46am

    Brilliant!!! I don’t have an iPhone yet but apps like yours are a big part of why I plan to get one. Now if only I had some extra money laying around each month for data plan costs. Ah well, that’s hopefully coming soon ;)

  • Lucy
    May 12, 2010 2:34pm

    Get Roman to switch to an Android phone so you can test the app there. :-)

  • Charlene
    May 14, 2010 10:13pm

    Hi David! I don’t have an iPhone, may have to get one some day to get all your updates!! Everything in one place, that is handy. Love your photos as I mentioned before!
    :>) Charlene

  • Gina
    May 15, 2010 7:41am

    I admit it,I’m a Lebovitz addict. The carmelized chicken recipe is amazing. If it’s Sunday, I’m making the mousse au chocolat from ‘The Sweet Life in Paris’. Few ingredients, incredible flavor, no pretensions. You rock. Grazie Mille, tante belle cose.

  • May 18, 2010 5:23am

    Thanks for making this free David – really appreciated!

  • May 20, 2010 10:59pm

    Am waiting for a blackberry app! :( Just got your new book, looking forward to baking! I love all your other books & your blog, so expect I’ll love this one, too!

  • TARA
    May 26, 2010 8:11pm

    Just weighing in on the desire for an Android app. This looks so cool!

  • Judy in SATX
    May 29, 2010 2:49pm

    This sounds wonderful! But for could I put a plug in for a Web OS/Palm version? Thank you!

  • megh
    June 5, 2010 5:05pm

    Its great – especially the way you can flip thru the pics like iTunes album covers.

    I’ve downloaded your app on my iPad as well .. but it dont think its fully compatible with the iPad as yet in terms of screen size.