How do I add, edit, or delete categories?


Categories are part of a cookbook in MasterCook on the computer. To add, edit, or delete categories in MasterCook on the computer, open one of your cookbooks. Select Modify > Categories from the Tools menu. Each cookbook has its own set of categories (You wouldn't want a fish category within a dessert cookbook for example), so you have to edit each cookbook separately. It's possible to have the same category in multiple cookbooks. You can easily copy categories from one cookbook to another by copying a recipe with categories into another cookbook. The categories come along with the recipe. Then you can delete the recipe if you do not want it to remain in the cookbook.


Categories are global in your account.

The only way you can edit, add, or delete online categories is through the mobile app. Go to the Settings screen in the mobile app. Select Manage Categories. Tap and hold a category name to edit or delete from your online account.

There are a dozen mandatory online system categories that are part of Those cannot be deleted. You can use them or ignore them. These are the ones that are online system categories:

  • Appetizer
  • Beverage
  • Bread
  • Breakfast
  • Condiment
  • Dessert
  • Main Dish
  • Salad
  • Sandwich
  • Side Dish
  • Snack
  • Soup
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