For a free component, I expected something simple but this is a full-fledged Joomla component and it's very nice!
I think there's a shortage of social-type applications in the JED, especially things that are more "feminine" in nature. So this is a real find. Perfect for an online lady's club.
VERY EASY to add new recipes from the front end!
I was amazed at all the field options, which allow for comprehensive field searching if you want to use them. Such as Cost per Portion, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Dietary (low calorie), and many more. So there's a lot of potential, beyond the ordinary paperback cookbook, if you want to tap that potential.
I think someone who was writing a cookbook would find this script very useful for organizing and sorting.
The interface is simple in design, so it fits right into my site without any fuss.
To customize the cookbook for your site, be sure to find the language file (en-GB.com_garyscookbook.ini) and change Gary's Cookbook to whatever you want. You may need to download eXtplorer from the JED in order to do that. It's the usual problem of file permissions (caused by the Joomla installer somehow?), and eXtplorer file manager is a real lifesaver. I use it all the time on my Joomla site: can't live without it.