BBC good food app - all books free temporarily

(119 Posts)

Its amazing grin

I'm just spreading the joy smile

RonettePulaski Fri 12-Oct-12 19:17:33

iPads? Doesn't seem to be for iPhone?

Brilliant! Just got this on my phone.

I got it on my phone. Am now seriously craving cake

poachedeggs Fri 12-Oct-12 19:23:13

Thank you! smile

Susieloo Fri 12-Oct-12 19:28:41


RonettePulaski Fri 12-Oct-12 19:28:51

Found it! Thanks that's brilliant

Oh wow! Downloading frenzy grin

Brilliant, thank you. Loads of my favourites in there.

Including an all time favourite the Chocca Mocha Caramel Cake. Go on, you know you want to!

Ooooooh the festive book grin

bran Fri 12-Oct-12 19:33:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

muddledsheep Fri 12-Oct-12 19:36:27

Thank you!!

ICutMyFootOnOccamsRazor Fri 12-Oct-12 19:48:47

Wow thank you! Downloading everything.

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 19:55:24

i cant find any books, just downloaded the magazine

LadyPeterWimsey Fri 12-Oct-12 19:55:39

Which app is it? There seem to be various different ones.

Bbc food recipes tools and cooking tips

Pekka Fri 12-Oct-12 20:11:09

Works for Android as well. First you have to install the Good Food recipes app. Then download the free books.

LadyPeterWimsey Fri 12-Oct-12 20:14:25

Oooh, oooh, oooh, found it!

<watches iPad explode from too many cook books>

Thank you!

Thank you grin

Parrish Fri 12-Oct-12 20:17:49


mirpuppet Fri 12-Oct-12 20:19:35


Arithmeticulous Fri 12-Oct-12 20:24:27

Good tip!

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 20:36:50

no still cant find it.
im going in to the app store and searching good food recipes, bbc good food recipes

Search bbc good food and it's 7th on the list. Purple/wine in colour and free

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 20:44:08

right got the app but where are the free books, sorry I'm not normally so dense !

ArthurShappey Fri 12-Oct-12 20:45:27

Wowsers! Do you think it's a mistake?

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 20:46:45

help please im going on cooking tips and it's just giving me cooking tips!!!

As you open the app and scroll down there is a list of different books, festive / healthy / one pot / cake etc

These are normally charged for but for now you can just select each and download free

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 20:48:59

right found it, it wasn't on my phone but opened in the ipad and they're all there. phew ! thanks

The relief shutthedoor grin

Lifesagame Fri 12-Oct-12 20:49:51

At the risk of sounding like a very sad individual, you have just brightened my day (has been a bit of a stinker though!!) - thank you for the tip!

Where on my iPad are the books once you've downloaded them? I've just downloaded the festive one but can't find it.

ShutTheFrontDoor Fri 12-Oct-12 20:51:43

could you hear the relief? first the panic, then relief grin
but in my defence it isn't on my phone at all and was right there on the ipad.

WipeYourFeet Fri 12-Oct-12 20:54:33

Wow! Thank you! thanks

WingDefence Fri 12-Oct-12 21:00:12

Thank you thank you! thanks

Just click on it Queen

Doh! Thanks fish.

TheSandstoneCat Fri 12-Oct-12 21:05:08

Sorry - I don't understand - please explain in the most basic terms. Do I need the app first ........ <wish I wasn't such a fool>

dizzy77 Fri 12-Oct-12 21:06:50

Wow! Thank you! Good food is the first place I look for inspiration, this is amazing.

Yes sandstone download the app then download each book within the app

Yes , download the app, then open it up, there are several boxes along the bottom, click on each to download that book.

TerrorNotSoFrightened Fri 12-Oct-12 21:12:11

My App Store won't load, all the MN'rs have broken it sad

Jcee Fri 12-Oct-12 21:16:12

Yay! Thanks

TheSandstoneCat Fri 12-Oct-12 21:16:48

Thanks fish - have downloaded it but looks like it doesn't work for us overseas folk sad gutted. Don't suppose there's any way of sharing these beauties.

HazeltheMcWitch Fri 12-Oct-12 21:17:08

Ooh, thank you.
Hope they don't somehow vanish them tomorrow...

Just downloaded them .
thanks Thanks for the tip

utopian99 Fri 12-Oct-12 22:32:46

ace! thanks for spreading the word... grin

aftereight Fri 12-Oct-12 23:00:20

Thankyou grin

Yddraigoldragon Fri 12-Oct-12 23:07:10

Woo! Thanks for the tip.. grin

Brill! Thanks smile

salvadory Fri 12-Oct-12 23:26:58

Thanks! No excuses for me now smile

TheSandstoneCat Sat 13-Oct-12 08:33:56

Oh - I think I downloaded the magazine app as it lists its publications by month - possibly not the right one. What exactly is the app called please? thanks

SavoyCabbage Sat 13-Oct-12 08:41:11

It's called Good Food recipes and it's purple.

It will probably just be on uk iTunes though. We have a uk and a USA iTunes account and there is loads of stuff that's just on the uk one.

AmandinePoulain Sat 13-Oct-12 08:47:47

Thank you! smile

SavoyCabbage Sat 13-Oct-12 08:49:43

I'm not bothering downloading the 'healthy' one. blush

YouSmegHead Sat 13-Oct-12 08:51:37

Thank you

Thanks for the tip! Downloading now.

TaGhoulaTwinkle Sat 13-Oct-12 09:12:05

Thanks x

Slainte Sat 13-Oct-12 09:22:41

Got them thanks thanks

TheSandstoneCat Sat 13-Oct-12 09:23:44

Hi Savoy is it easy to have two accounts? If I have two different credit cards and addresses is it possible to create a UK and a Europe account?

CollieEyeOfNewt Sat 13-Oct-12 09:27:11

Ooh thank you!

merlin Sat 13-Oct-12 09:27:32

Brilliant thank you!

hillyhilly Sat 13-Oct-12 09:28:41

Marking my place to do it later

C0smos Sat 13-Oct-12 09:30:47

Thanks for the tip, downloading it now, don't think it's a mistake in the blurb it says all books are free for a limited time

Awesome! grin thanks for sharing this.

LavenderBriggs Sat 13-Oct-12 09:36:27

Thank you, all downloaded here. I was starting to think about making a gingerbread house this Christmas and there it is!

Right. So what's for dinner? :-D

This is fab! Thank you! There are some really good sounding recipes in it grin

So, who is making what today then grin

GummiberryJuice Sat 13-Oct-12 13:13:58

Thank you downloading now, now to decide which books , Yey

PixieHot Sat 13-Oct-12 13:22:36

Thanks, I just downloaded everything smile.

ChablisLover Sat 13-Oct-12 13:40:37

Thank you ever so much

Great find!

musttidyupmusttidyup Sat 13-Oct-12 13:53:49

Thank you! thanks great find ta.

nappydaysagain Sat 13-Oct-12 14:20:01

Great thanks. Just downloaded to my iPhone grin

VolumeOfACone Sat 13-Oct-12 14:32:16

Thanks, good find!

mummytime Sat 13-Oct-12 14:56:45

Thanks - this is a brilliant freebie!

CrystalQueen Sat 13-Oct-12 17:10:38

THanks, that is brilliant!

LavenderBriggs Sat 13-Oct-12 17:26:38

I'm making some chicken and lemon courgette cous cous for dinner. I'm going to have a look at cakes tomorrow. I've just been looking through through the Christmas recipes and getting excited about cooking for people <easily pleased>

What are you making?

Caerlaverock Sat 13-Oct-12 17:47:52

That is fantastic, though slightly alarmed that steak and chips is over 800 kcal!

bangersnmash Sat 13-Oct-12 17:53:45

Brilliant thanks grin

JustGettingByMum Sat 13-Oct-12 18:12:36

Fantastic!! Thank you

But being a complete computer dunce I did try to access the good food site via google, rather than the app through the app store blush

Willabywallaby Sat 13-Oct-12 18:25:42

Thanks v muchly Fisharefriendsnotfood.

drcrab Sat 13-Oct-12 18:26:33

Thanks v much!!! grin

PetiteRaleuse Sat 13-Oct-12 18:33:34

I am in France and was able to get 8 books. Are there more in the UK?

BlingBubbles Sat 13-Oct-12 18:48:15

That's fab, thank you so much!!!

shineygoldpenny Sat 13-Oct-12 18:56:06

Wow! Thank you smile

NellVarnish Sat 13-Oct-12 20:09:21

Thank you Fish, much appreciated! thanks and wine for you smile

Startailoforangeandgold Sat 13-Oct-12 20:26:09

My iPod is now bursting, thanks

Thanks everyone smile

Nell I'll have to told off on the wine, have a pint of ice resting on my massive bump grin 37.5 weeks and counting

DoodleAlley Sat 13-Oct-12 21:46:16

Thanks for the tip. The app itself is fab. I'm loving the roast timer - you can choose the meat, how well done you want it and it's weight.

How can I have lived without it?!!!!

hermioneweasley Sat 13-Oct-12 21:58:39

Thanks for the tip fishare

SummerRain Sat 13-Oct-12 22:59:37

Are they normally so slow to download or has mn broken it?!

Thanks for the tip fish

Startailoforangeandgold Sun 14-Oct-12 01:33:26

Sod too many []
I meant thanks

EllenParsons Sun 14-Oct-12 01:45:04

Thanks for this, just downloaded! smile

HermioneHatesHoovering Sun 14-Oct-12 03:10:25

I'm in NZ and this worked for me, thanks grin

peachypips Sun 14-Oct-12 11:24:31

Oh it's brilliant! Thank you!!!

SummerRain Sun 14-Oct-12 11:44:54

Wahay, they all came down overnight!


mosaica Sun 14-Oct-12 12:11:19

Can I dowload this to either my Kindle or my laptop? If so, how??

lemontruffles Sun 14-Oct-12 13:20:34

Fab! thanks

<greedily eying up the cake recipes>

ChristmasKate Sun 14-Oct-12 13:49:49

Brilliant thanks so much!

fuzzpig Sun 14-Oct-12 13:54:33

Eeeeeek! Downloading now. Thanks so much for this. I never let myself buy cookery books so to have decent ones right here on my phone/iPad is brilliant grin

TheSandstoneCat Sun 14-Oct-12 14:14:24

Yay - finally got them. They're great. Thanks so much thanks

fuzzpig Sun 14-Oct-12 14:19:29

Ooh - only just noticed that the cakes one includes some gluten free ideas - fantastic, as DH and DSD are coeliacs!

Trills Sun 14-Oct-12 14:34:28

This seems to be true on Android as well.

Thanks for sharing!

ChristmasKate Sun 14-Oct-12 20:13:05

The festive one has a gifts section, I've got to test the white chocolate fudge out.

Thank you so much for posting this!

Allalonenow Mon 15-Oct-12 08:03:12

Thanks so much, what a great app, a brilliant resource !

DoodleAlley where have you found the roast timer please, as I would love that? The "Timer" just seems to be a stop watch to set yourself.

AmandinePoulain Mon 15-Oct-12 08:10:05

all scroll down past 'timer' and you'll see it.

FrankelSaysRelax Mon 15-Oct-12 08:13:06

Thanks very much! Does anyone know how much the books normally are?

Trills Mon 15-Oct-12 08:13:19

Normally £1.49

Allalonenow Mon 15-Oct-12 08:14:56

Oh yes! Must need my eyes testing, thank you.

DoodleAlley Mon 15-Oct-12 09:18:03

allalonenow if you just go a few options below timer it should say "roast timer"

DoodleAlley Mon 15-Oct-12 09:19:43

I was ridiculously pleased to find that once you have put in the details it gives you the time and then if you press "timer" takes you to the timer with the right amount of time already input!

Allalonenow Mon 15-Oct-12 09:52:43

Doodle, I've found it now, thanks so much for your reply.
I think I might use "favourites" to store some of the great ideas for cheap meals that crop up on here regularly.

Allalonenow Mon 15-Oct-12 10:04:51

I've realized now that "favorites" is a collection point, you can't type in your own ideas.

littlemefi Mon 15-Oct-12 10:17:13

Thanks for the tip! Downloading now!

bran Mon 15-Oct-12 16:57:50

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NellVarnish Mon 15-Oct-12 18:45:32

Congratulations Fish! Hope to hear about the new arrival very soon smile

LittleBlackDress Mon 15-Oct-12 18:52:20

Thank you so much for the tip!! smile

Kormachameleon Tue 22-Jan-13 18:48:24

I downloaded all of these apps at the time but when I updated my iPad they were all requesting payment again

App support are useless - have told them 4 times now I don't have a subscription and the folders were free but they just keep asking for my subscription details <sigh>

Anyone got any ideas how I can restore them ?

nettie Wed 06-Feb-13 14:20:20

Has anyone updated this app today, its lost all my cookbooks that I got free and it looks like I have to pay to download them again?

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