Press release June 28, 2005

Shop'NCook : A Better Shopping List And Recipe Manager

Rufenacht Innovative announces the release of Shop'NCook 3.1, a shopping list and recipe manager software for Windows 98/NT/2000/XP and Mac OS X platforms.

Most grocery or cooking programs are either grocery checklist applications that may incorporate a skeleton recipe manager, or a recipe organizer with only superficial shopping list functions. Combining both an advanced shopping list manager and a good recipe organizer makes Shop'NCook a better application.

A key feature of Shop'NCook is its fully customizable database of 2000 grocery items with nutritional and unit conversion data. Shop'NCook matches the recipe ingredients dynamically to the database with a smart algorithm that recognizes synonyms and variations in wording. This allows to calculate accurate nutritional analysis and generate relevant, aisle-ordered shopping lists without user intervention. You compose shopping lists by checking items from the database, typing in new items, or adding ingredients from recipes and sublists. Shopping lists can include commodity goods as well as food items. Also, when adding from recipes, Shop'NCook converts quantities automatically to the user's preferred shopping units, so you won't see grocery lists for 1 cup of chopped onions!

The recipe manager has several import tools that make it easy to add recipes. You can paste recipes from the clipboard, import them from the Internet or type them in. Shop'NCook lets you print recipe cards, send recipes by e-mail and display nutritional analysis for as much as forty nutrients. It has a fast recipe search function that matches also ingredients. You organize your recipes in cookbooks that you can share using the free Shop'NCook Cookbook Reader software. Shop'NCook also gives access to an online recipe database where users can share their recipes. Shop'NCook is configurable in a lot of ways to give you recipes and shopping lists that fit your needs.

Shop'NCook costs only $24.95(US) for a single-user license with one year free upgrades. For more information and to purchase the product, visit or contact Rufenacht Innovative, Staeblistr. 20 A, CH-5200 Brugg, Switzerland. Tel: +41 56 441 59 11. E-mail: contact at