If you have a little chef in the fam (or just need a little guidance like myself) you might want to pick up a copy of the “America’s Test Kitchen” for Nintendo DS. It’s on a killer sale, just $3.90 shipped (regularly $19.99) and gets some great reviews (4.3 out of 5 stars). Check it out:
“This “game” isn’t really a game, just a digital cookbook. This game has 300 recipes and each recipe is accompanied with great pictures and voice guided directions. All the recipes seem pretty easy and knowing it comes from America’s Test Kitchen makes it better. I like the added videos that show you how to do simple kitchen tasks like cleaning shrimp or using a knife properly. I would highly recommend this game to anyone interested in cooking.”
“…Plus it has lots of neat little features that make it usable by a household. Essentially everyone can create a profile and select which recipes they’d like to try – and that info can be generated by groups of people/profiles. Also it tracks when meals are made, when holidays are coming, suggests recipes for events, holidays, etc..
Looking at recipe #162 as we speak, Homemade Taco Shells – it’s “sendable” If I had a friend over tonight with another DS I could send it to her DS as a standalone app and she could make the taco shells while I focus on the actual taco stuffing recipe on my DS. Lots of side dishes or compliment dishes are setup like this so you can assign them to other people with their own DS’s.
Also, you can have different profile cook together alternating tasks in the process – and for kids you can limits if they’re allowed to use knives or heat or fire. Nice touch.”