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MasterCook Content History

MasterCook - Cookbooks in All Releases

  1. Mangia! (v1.3 1997)
  2. Arion > Sierra
  3. MC1: MasterCook PC for Windows (1992)
  4. MC2: MasterCook II (1993)
  5. MasterCook Mac (1994)
  6. MC2: MasterCook Silver Platter Cookbook (1995)
  7. MC3: MasterCook Cooking Light (1995)
  8. MC3: MasterCook Deluxe (1995)
  9. MC4: MasterCook Deluxe (1996; second ed. 1997)
  10. MC4: MasterCook Cooking Light (1997)
  11. MC4: MasterCook Graham Kerr's Swiftly Seasoned (1997)
  12. MC4: MasterCook The Jenny Craig Cookbook (1997)
  13. MC4: MasterCook Shelia Lukins All Around The World Recipe Collection (1997)
  14. MC4: The Complete MasterCook Suite (1997)
  15. MC4: MasterCook Heritage Edition (1998)
  16. MC4: MasterCook Presents On Cooking (1999)
  17. MC4: MasterCook Express Deluxe v4.07 (1999)
  18. MC4: MasterCook Express Cooking Light v4.07 (1999)
  19. MC5: MasterCook Deluxe (1999)
  20. MC5: The Complete MasterCook Suite Featuring Betty Crocker Recipes (1999)
  21. MC5: MasterCook Cooking Light (1999)
  22. MC5: MasterCook Food & Wine (1999)
  23. MC5: The Best of MasterCook v5.05 (2000)
  24. MC6: MasterCook 6.0 Cooking Light (2000 Sierra only)
  25. MC6: MasterCook Deluxe (2000 Sierra v6.0; 2002 ValuSoft v6.2)
  26. MC6: MasterCook Complete Suite Featuring Betty Crocker (2000 Sierra v6.0; 2002 ValuSoft v6.2)
  27. MC7: MasterCook Deluxe 7.0 (2003)
  28. MC7: MasterCook Special Edition (2004)
  29. MC7: MasterCook Deluxe Low Carb (2004)
  30. MC8: MasterCook Deluxe 8.0 (2004)
  31. MC9: MasterCook Deluxe 9.0 (2005)
  32. MC11: MasterCook Version 11 (2010)
  33. MC11: MasterCook Version 11 Update/Patch (2010)
  34. MC 14: MasterCook Version 14 (2013)
  35. MC 15: MasterCook Version 15 (2015)

1. Mangia! (v1.3 1997)

HISTORY: Purchasd from Upstill Software by Sierra On-line

Included Cookbooks (from program released by SierraHome):

Earth Kitchen Cookbook by Dee Bell (classics.ckb)
Cook's Redux (cooksrdx.ckb) Excerpts from Cook's Magazine (1984-1990)
Mangia Miscellany (misc.ckb)
(contest.ckb)

The Mangia Presto Cookbook Collection (1993-97) [At one time they were available for purchase from the CD.]
- One Pot Meals (one_pot.ckb)
- Gourmet Meals (newgrmet.ckb)
- 15 Minute Meals (15minute.ckb)
- 30 Minute Meals (30minute.ckb)

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2. Arion > Sierra

BELLEVUE, Wash.
(BUSINESS WIRE)
Sept. 12, 1995

Sierra On-Line Inc. (NASDAQ: SIER), a leading worldwide developer of interactive multimedia software, announced today that it has acquired Arion Software Inc., developers of the world's best selling cooking software, MasterCook II.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Sierra On-Line will immediately begin publishing titles developed by Arion.

In 1992, Arion developed and released its first title, MasterCook PC for Windows. Arion's first title was soon followed by the release of MasterCook II in 1993 and MasterCook Mac in 1994. The success of the MasterCook series has established Arion as the market share leader in the cooking software category.

Sierra plans to release three new titles developed by Arion in Fall 1995. MasterCook II, Version 3.0 will include a host of new features such as an Internet E-mailer allowing users to e-mail recipes directly over the Internet. The MasterCook-Cooking Light Digital Cookbook will feature over 1,000 recipes from Cooking Light, the world's top selling cooking magazine. The MasterCook-California Culinary Academy Digital Cookbook features gourmet recipes and other content from the California Culinary Academy cookbook series.

"Arion's development team and the MasterCook series are a great addition to our home productivity line," said Ken Williams, chairman and CEO of Sierra On-Line. "Currently, cookbooks account for 11% of all books sold in the United States. As the market share leader in the cooking software category, the MasterCook series is uniquely positioned to benefit from the mass market appeal of cooking products."

Arion, located in Austin, Texas, currently employs 12 people primarily in research and development. David Macdonald, president and co-founder of Arion, will continue as producer of the MasterCook series.

Founded in 1979, Sierra On-Line Inc. is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment, educational and home productivity software. The company's corporate headquarters are located in Bellevue.

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3. MC1: MasterCook PC for Windows (1992)

In 1992, Arion developed and released its first title, MasterCook PC for Windows. Arion's first title was soon followed by the release of MasterCook II in 1993 and MasterCook Mac in 1994. The success of the MasterCook series has established Arion as the market share leader in the cooking software category.

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4. MC2: MasterCook II (1993)

HISTORY: Purchased from Arion by Sierra On-line

Bartender's Guide by Joe Robertson (90*)
Family Favorites by Elizabeth Powell (312*)
Famous American Chefs (aka Great Chefs of America) (109*)
Kitchen Classics by Jo Anne Merrill (490*)

* These recipes are released in later MasterCook titles

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5. MasterCook Mac (1994)

In 1992, Arion developed and released its first title, MasterCook PC for Windows. Arion's first title was soon followed by the release of MasterCook II in 1993 and MasterCook Mac in 1994. The success of the MasterCook series has established Arion as the market share leader in the cooking software category.

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6. MC2: MasterCook Silver Platter Cookbook (1995)

HISTORY: Purchased from Arion by Sierra On-line

Silver Platter Cookbook - California Culinary Academy Cookbook series (623*)

* These recipes are released later as the "Deluxe" cookbook in MasterCook Deluxe 3.

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7. MC3: MasterCook Cooking Light (1995)

Cooking Light (1252*)

* These recipes are released later in MasterCook Cooking Light 4.

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8. MC3: MasterCook Deluxe (1995)

Bartender's Guide (90*)
Deluxe (623**)
Family Favorites (312*)
Famous American Chefs (aka Great Chefs of America) (109*)
Kitchen Classics (490*)

* These recipes were previously released in MasterCook II.
** These recipes were previously released in MasterCook II Silver Platter Cookbook.

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9. MC4: MasterCook Deluxe (1996; second ed. 1997)

INITIAL RELEASE (1996)
- Bartender's Guide (90*)
- Deluxe (623*)
- Cole World Wide Recipes (312)
- Family Favorites (312*)
- Famous American Chefs (109*)
- Kitchen Classics (490*)
- Meat Lovers Recipes (58)
- What To Fix (90)

* These recipes were previously released in MasterCook 3.

SECOND RELEASE (1997 V4.07) ADDED THE FOLLOWING:
- 15 Minute Meals (160)
- Bake-It (146)
- Entertain! (205)
- Fabulous & Flavorful (438)

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10. MC4: MasterCook Cooking Light (1997)

Cooking Light (1252*)
Cooking Light Vol. 2 (202)
[Together these recipes are from 1992-1997 with most being from the 1994-1995 time period.]

* These recipes were previously released in MasterCook 3 Cooking Light.

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11. MC4: MasterCook Graham Kerr's Swiftly Seasoned (1997)

Every Modern Means (122)
Graham's Scrapbook (61)
Swiftly Seasoned (142)

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12. MC4: MasterCook The Jenny Craig Cookbook (1997)

Jenny Craig Living Light (52)
Jenny Craig Cookbook (194)
New Light Recipes (20)

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13. MC4: MasterCook Shelia Lukins All Around The World Recipe Collection (1997)

All Around the World (439)
From the Bottle (51)
My Kitchen Diary (47)
Sheila's Menus (71)
Souvenirs to Savor (100)

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14. MC4: The Complete MasterCook Suite (1997)

The Complete MasterCook Suite includes three CDs:

MASTERCOOK DELUXE
- 15 Minute Meals (160)
- Bake-It (146)
- Bartender's Guide (90*)
- Cole World Wide Recipes (312)
- Deluxe (623*)
- Entertain! (205)
- Fabulous & Flavorful (438)
- Family Favorites (312*)
- Famous American Chefs (109*)
- Kitchen Classics (490*)
- Meat Lovers Recipes (58)
- What To Fix (90)

* These recipes were previously released in MasterCook 3.

COOKING LIGHT
- Cooking Light (1252*)
- Cooking Light Vol. 2 (202)

* These recipes were previously released in MasterCook 3 Cooking Light.

GRAHAM KERR
- Every Modern Means (122)
- Graham's Scrapbook (61)
- Swiftly Seasoned (142)

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15. MC4: MasterCook Heritage Edition (1998)

Distributed with SierraHome's Generations Family Tree Grande Suite v5.2.

African-American (39)
American Classics (22)
American Colonial (17)
Asian (78)
European (266)
Italian (129)
Latin American (86)
Traditional Desserts (162)

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16. MC4: MasterCook Presents On Cooking (1999)

On Cooking (621*) [Excerpts from the 2nd edition of the On Cooking book by Sarah R. Labensky and Alan M. Hause]

* Some (but NOT all) of these recipes are released later in ValuSoft's MasterCook 7.0 title.

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17. MC4: MasterCook Express Deluxe v4.07 (1999)

Excerpts previously released in MasterCook Deluxe 4:

American Chefs (50)
Bake it (80)
Bartender's Guide (40)
Entertain! (120)
Fabulous and Flavorful (230)
Family Favorites (170)
Kitchen Classics (230)
Meat Lovers (30)
What to Fix for Dinner (50)

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18. MC4: MasterCook Express Cooking Light v4.07 (1999)

Excerpts previously released in MasterCook Cooking Light 4:

Cooking Light (300)

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19. MC5: MasterCook Deluxe (1999)

Casual Dining (491)
Cooking with Gadgets (372)
Delicious Desserts (296)
Deluxe Appetizers (213)
Deluxe Bake It (146)
Deluxe Bartender's Guide (90)
Entertain (204)
Fabulous & Flavorful (435)
Family Favorites (312)
Famous American Chefs (109)
Hot Off the Grill (178)
International Classics (340)
Kid Approved (181)
Kitchen Classics (490)
Meat Lovers (58)
Morning Meals (232)
Quick Fix (190)
The Art of Bread (127)
The Weekend Gourmet (446)
Vegetarian Favorites (177)
What to Fix for Dinner (97)

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20. MC5: The Complete MasterCook Suite Featuring Betty Crocker Recipes (1999)

BETTY CROCKER COLLECTION:
Betty Crocker's Best of Baking (367)
Betty Crocker's Best of Healthy and Hearty (406)
Betty Crocker's Cookie Book (227)
Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics (106)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
Casual Dining (491)
Cooking with Gadgets (372)
Delicious Desserts (296)
Deluxe Appetizers (213)
Deluxe Bake It (146)
Deluxe Bartender's Guide (90)
Entertain (204)
Fabulous & Flavorful (435)
Family Favorites (312)
Famous American Chefs (109)
Hot Off the Grill (178)
International Classics (340)
Kid Approved (181)
Kitchen Classics (490)
Meat Lovers (58)
Morning Meals (232)
Quick Fix (190)
The Art of Bread (127)
The Weekend Gourmet (446)
Vegetarian Favorites (177)
What to Fix for Dinner (97)

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21. MC5: MasterCook Cooking Light (1999)

Cooking Light '96 (198)
Cooking Light '97 (779)
Cooking Light '98 (426)

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22. MC5: MasterCook Food & Wine (1999)

America's Best Chefs (55)
Food & Wine Magazine (663)
Quick From Scratch Herbs & Spices (75)
Quick From Scratch Soups & Salads (75)
Quick From Scratch Vegetable Main Dishes (74)
Simply Elegant (77)
Soups & Stews (27)

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23. MC5: The Best of MasterCook v5.05 (2000)

BETTY CROCKER COLLECTION:
- Betty Crocker's Best Loved Recipes (271)
- Betty Crocker's Best of Baking (367)
- Betty Crocker's Best of Healthy and Hearty Cooking (406)
- Betty Crocker's Cookie Book (227)
- Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics (106)
- Betty Crocker's Great Grilling (214)
- Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes (271)

COOKING LIGHT COLLECTION:
- Cooking Light '96 (198)
- Cooking Light '97 (779)
- Cooking Light '98 (426)
- Cooking Light '92-'94 (737)
- Cooking Light '95-'96 (700)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking with Gadgets (372)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Deluxe Bake It (146)
- Deluxe Bartender's Guide (90)
- Entertain! (204)
- Fabulous & Flavorful (435)
- Family Favorites (311)
- Famous American Chefs (109)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot Off the Grill (178)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Kitchen Classics (490)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (127)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)
- What to Fix for Dinner (97)

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24. MC6: MasterCook 6.0 Cooking Light (2000 Sierra only)

Cooking Light '92-94 (737)
Cooking Light '95-'96 (700)
Cooking Light '96 (198)
Cooking Light '97 (779)
Cooking Light '98 (426)
Cooking Light Holiday (200)

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25. MC6: MasterCook Deluxe (2000 Sierra v6.0; 2002 ValuSoft v6.2)

Casual Dining (491)
Cooking With Gadgets (372)
Delicious Desserts (296)
Deluxe Appetizers (213)
Happy Hour (491)
Hot off the Grill (178)
International Classics (340)
Kid Approved (180)
Mealtime (248)
Meat Lovers (58)
Morning Meals (232)
Quick Fix (190)
The Art of Bread (127)
The Weekend Gourmet (446)
Vegetarian Favorites (177)

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26. MC6: MasterCook Complete Suite Featuring Betty Crocker (2000 Sierra v6.0; 2002 ValuSoft v6.2)

BETTY CROCKER COLLECTION:
- About Betty Crocker-Your Best Friend in the Kitchen (8)
- Betty Crocker's Best Christmas Cookbook (202)
- Betty Crocker's Best Of Baking (367)
- Betty Crocker's Healthy and Hearty Cooking (406)
- Betty Crocker's Best-Loved Recipes (271)
- Betty Crocker's Cookie Book (227)
- Betty Crocker's Cooking Basics (106)
- Betty Crocker's Good & Easy (303)
- Betty Crocker's Great Grilling (214)
- Betty Crocker's Healthy New Choices (397)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking With Gadgets (372)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot off the Grill (178)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Mealtime (248)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Morning Meals (232)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (127)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)

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27. MC7: MasterCook Deluxe 7.0 (2003)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking with Gadgets (372)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot off the Grill (178)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Mealtime (248)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Morning Meals (232)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (127)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)

PREMIUM COLLECTION:
- Food for Fifty (600*)
- On Cooking (421**)

* All Recipes from Food For Fifty, a classic book for quantity food preparation. Written by Mary Molt. Published by Prentice Hall.
** Selected Recipes from On Cooking, a textbook of culinary fundamentals - 3rd edition. Written by Sarah Labensky and Alan Hause. Published by Prentice Hall. (Some of these recipes were previously released in the MasterCook 4.0 On Cooking title in 1999.)

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28. MC7: MasterCook Special Edition (2004)

NOTE: ValuSoft originally released this as an OEM product (one of those disks that generally come bundled with a new computer). Later it was released in the retail market. It is the version 7 program engine with the version 6 content. (i.e. It does NOT contain the Premium Collection of MasterCook 7 Deluxe.)

Casual Dining (491)
Cooking With Gadgets (372)
Delicious Desserts (296)
Deluxe Appetizers (213)
Happy Hour (491)
Hot off the Grill (178)
International Classics (340)
Kid Approved (180)
Mealtime (248)
Meat Lovers (58)
Morning Meals (232)
Quick Fix (190)
The Art of Bread (127)
The Weekend Gourmet (446)
Vegetarian Favorites (177)

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29. MC7: MasterCook Deluxe Low Carb (2004)

NOTE: This product is the 7.0 engine, and contains only the low carb (<11g) recipes from the full version. There are 11 additional recipes that are not in the full version. It does NOT contain the Premium Collection of MasterCook 7 Deluxe. These seven cookbooks make up the content:

LOW CARB COLLECTION:
- Low Carb Appetizers and Soups (272)
- Low Carb Beverages (325)
- Low Carb Breakfasts (56)
- Low Carb Desserts (44)
- Low Carb Main Dishes (392)
- Low Carb Sides and Salads (226)

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30. MC8: MasterCook Deluxe 8.0 (2004)

COOKING FUNDAMENTALS COLLECTION:
- Bountiful Breakfasts (52)
- Delicious Main Dishes (228)
- Mouth-Watering Appetizers (385)
- Savory Soups and Sides (242)
- Tempting Desserts (304)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking with Gadgets (371)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot off the Grill (177)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Mealtime (250)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Morning Meals (232)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (125)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)

PREMIUM COLLECTION:
- American Lamb Board Cookbook (171)
- Food for Fifty (607*)
- On Baking (469)
- On Cooking (421**)
- US Potato Board Cookbook (199 recipes)

* All Recipes from Food For Fifty, a classic book for quantity food preparation. Written by Mary Molt. Published by Prentice Hall.
** Selected Recipes from On Cooking, a textbook of culinary fundamentals - 3rd edition. Written by Sarah Labensky and Alan Hause. Published by Prentice Hall. (Some of these recipes were previously released in the MasterCook 4.0 On Cooking title in 1999.)

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31. MC9: MasterCook Deluxe 9.0 (2005)

COOKING FUNDAMENTALS COLLECTION:
- Bountiful Breakfasts (238)
- Culinary Fundamentals (263)
- Delicious Main Dishes (228)
- Flavors of the World (336)
- Mouth-Watering Appetizers (385)
- No Hassle Crockpot Meals (159)
- Savory Soups and Sides (242)
- Scrumptious Sandwiches (102)
- Tempting Desserts (304)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking with Gadgets (371)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot off the Grill (177)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Mealtime (250)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Morning Meals (232)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (125)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)

PREMIUM COLLECTION:
- American Lamb Board Cookbook (171)
- Food for Fifty (607*)
- On Baking (469)
- On Cooking (421**)
- US Potato Board Cookbook (199 recipes)

* All Recipes from Food For Fifty, a classic book for quantity food preparation. Written by Mary Molt. Published by Prentice Hall.
** Selected Recipes from On Cooking, a textbook of culinary fundamentals - 3rd edition. Written by Sarah Labensky and Alan Hause. Published by Prentice Hall. (Some of these recipes were previously released in the MasterCook 4.0 On Cooking title in 1999.)

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32. MC11: MasterCook Version 11 (2010)

COOKING FUNDAMENTALS COLLECTION:
- Bountiful Breakfasts (238)
- Culinary Fundamentals (263)
- Delicious Main Dishes (228)
- Flavors of the World (336)
- Mouth-Watering Appetizers (385)
- No Hassle Crockpot Meals (159)
- Savory Soups and Sides (242)
- Scrumptious Sandwiches (102)
- Tempting Desserts (304)

DELUXE COLLECTION:
- Casual Dining (491)
- Cooking with Gadgets (371)
- Delicious Desserts (296)
- Deluxe Appetizers (213)
- Happy Hour (491)
- Hot off the Grill (177)
- International Classics (340)
- Kid Approved (180)
- Mealtime (250)
- Meat Lovers (58)
- Morning Meals (232)
- Quick Fix (190)
- The Art of Bread (125)
- The Weekend Gourmet (446)
- Vegetarian Favorites (177)

PREMIUM COLLECTION:
- American Lamb Board Cookbook (171)
- Food for Fifty (607*)
- On Baking (469)
- On Cooking (421**)
- US Potato Board Cookbook (199)

* All Recipes from Food For Fifty, a classic book for quantity food preparation. Written by Mary Molt. Published by Prentice Hall.
** Selected Recipes from On Cooking, a textbook of culinary fundamentals - 3rd edition. Written by Sarah Labensky and Alan Hause. Published by Prentice Hall. (Some of these recipes were previously released in the MasterCook 4.0 On Cooking title in 1999.)

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33. MC11: MasterCook Version 11 Update/Patch (2010)

PREMIUM COLLECTION:
- Food for Fifty, Thirteenth Edition (747 recipes***)
- On Cooking, Fifth Edition (887 recipes****)

*** All Recipes from the thirteenth edition of Food For Fifty, a classic book for quantity food preparation. Written by Mary Molt. Published by Prentice Hall.

**** Selected Recipes from On Cooking, a textbook of culinary fundamentals - Fifth edition. Written by Sarah Labensky and Alan Hause. Published by Prentice Hall

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34. MC 14: MasterCook Version 14 (2013)

Same content from version 11. On Cooking was removed since the recipe ingredients are not formatted properly.

Can import online cookbooks from MasterCook.com. They download as .mz2 files.

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35. MC 15: MasterCook Version 15 (2015)

Same content from version 14.

Can import online cookbooks from MasterCook.com. They download as .mz2 files.

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