A group of friends organizes a yearly meeting for which recipes are collected. Currently they use a wiki. This gives a list of recipes but since there is no sorted list of ingredients needed the shopping trip(s) for these becomes tedious.

Is there an easy to install recipe database with a shopping list generator (web based would be nice, Linux highly preferred) that allows one to easily enter recipes and then to sort the ingredients?

  • If Web-based: hosted and/or self-hosted? If a local Linux solution: is multi-user support required (with syncing?)?
    – unor
    Mar 29, 2015 at 22:50
  • @unor: Nothing is required, although a Windows solution would be very suboptimal. Mar 30, 2015 at 7:59

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Have you tried BigOven?

  • It enables you to import from URL/input the recipe.
  • It generates your groceries list from the recipe.
  • It runs on the web but you can download it as an app on your iPhone/iPad/Android/Kindle Fire/Windows Phone.

Sounds like it could fit.


Gourmet Recipe Manager

Gourmet Recipe Manager is a recipe-organizer available for Windows, Linux, and other Unix systems that allows you to collect, search, organize, and browse your recipes. Gourmet can also generate shopping lists and calculate nutritional information. It imports Mealmaster, MasterCook and KRecipe files and exports PDFs, webpages and other formats. Gourmet is free software and uses Python, GTK+ and SQLAlchemy.


  • Create a Recipe
    • Rating, image, yield, cook time, prep time, . . .
  • Enter the Ingredients
    • Which can be marked optional, as in the chili example below
  • Type out Instructions
    • There is also a Notes tab
  • Print recipe cards

Shopping List

  • Select the Recipes needed
  • Enter the Yield for each
  • Add/Remove items from the shopping list
  • Print the list

gourmet demo

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