Micro Kitchen Companion (PC, 1.2MB 5 1/4" Disk) Lifestyle Software Group - 1992 USA, Canada Release

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Micro Kitchen Companion
Packaging cover Micro Kitchen Companion.
Product ID 22228-00002
Product UPC 022228000020
Platform(s) PC
Media 1.2MB 5.25 Disk
Copyright date 1992
Publisher(s) Lifestyle Software Group
Category(s) Cookbook
Country of Origin United States of America


Description from the packaging.

New from the makers of Betty Crocker's Cookbook, First Electronic Edition!

International recipe management with nutrition analyzer.

New intuitive design. More recipes. Extra features.

Micro Kitchen Companion is the accepted international standard in recipe management. Why? Because it was designed by cooks for cooks- people like you.

Like any good recipe software, it organizes recipes. Like a diet analyzer, it tracks nutrients in your diet.

But that's where the similarity ends. Because MKC has been completely revised, updated and expanded.

Feature for feature, the new MKC beats any cooking software at any price!

Easy to use.

  • Open the box... run Install.
  • Mouse or keyboard control.
  • Colorful buttons and dialog boxes activate every feature.
  • On-line help, plus a printed manual.

Designed by cooks.

  • Uses cooking terms, not "computerese."
  • Indexing system refined by years of customer comments.
  • TimeSaver system highlights quick and easy recipes.
  • Resize ingredients up to 999 servings.
  • Dozens of unique time-savers built in.

Best Organized.

  • Select using a 13-level classification system, including any ingredient combination.
  • Select by any key word or phrase.
  • Select by preparation time and total time.
  • Reject ingredients (food allergies, salt, fat, etc.)

Easy to add to.

  • Enter your own recipes.
  • use pre-recorded disks.
  • Handles recipes of ant length.
  • Easy editing.
  • Enter common cooking terms by clicking the mouse.
  • Even import recipes from many older cooking software products!

Plans ahead.

  • Recreates complete meal plans.
  • Recalls guests' preferences and dietary needs.
  • Prints comprehensive shopping lists.
  • Exports to hand held organizers.

Analyzes diets.

  • Displays 14 major nutrients for each recipe.
  • Computers USRDA analysis for complete meals.
  • Avoid fat, salt, or any ingredient you select.
  • Helps prevent allergic reactions.


  • Recipe cards.
  • Shopping lists.
  • Meals.
  • Export to word processing for custom cookbooks.
  • Uses any printer.

Converts automatically.

  • All common measures (cups to pints, ounces to pounds, etc.)
  • US to Metric.
  • Metric to US.
  • Upgrades earlier versions of MKC recipes.


  • Handles US, Metric and Imperial measures.
  • International cookbooks available.

Top quality.

  • Publishers of Betty Crocker's Cookbook, First Electronic Edition, America Cooks and other best-selling titles.
  • Used by hundreds of thousands of home cooks and professional chefs worldwide.

This package contains:
Micro Kitchen Companion premium recipe storage and retrieval system.
A Taste For All Seasons recipe disk. A varied selection from a famous kitchen-tested recipe collection.

"The best computer cookbook I've seen..." - PC Magazine.

"By far the best recipes..." - Cooks Magazine.

"Micro Kitchen Companion offers quality recipe management. The menu-driven interface makes selection easy, and it makes for an interesting atmosphere with colorful screens at a low price. Treat yourself!" - PCM Tandy Magazine.

Meal planning has never been easier... or more fun!

To begin the program, enter MKC.

Next, open a recipe file. Micro Kitchen Companion keeps everything you need right in front of you at all times. There are no codes or function keys to learn, no complicated procedures to follow. Just select what you want to do from the menu bar and buttons.

Select among thousands of recipes using the most powerful and carefully conceived recipe indexing system.

Check off the recipes you want to print, review or modify...

Take a closer look at the new Micro Kitchen Companion... it is a dream machine for cooks, letting you explore the world of cooking possibilities like never before.

  • Menus, buttons, and dialog boxes put you in control.
  • Point and press to enter common cooking terms.
  • Print well organized shopping lists.
  • Automatically resize ingredients.
  • Enjoy the best organized index system.
  • Analyze the nutritional value of meals.

System Requirements

Required CPU XT 8088/8086
Required RAM 640K
Supports Mouse Yes
Supported Video Monochrome
Misc Support Printer

Box Scans

Retail Box cover Micro Kitchen Companion. Retail Box back Micro Kitchen Companion.



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