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cookbook

[′ku̇k‚bu̇k]
(computer science)
A document that describes how to install and use a software product or carry out other complex tasks in step-by-step fashion.

cookbook

(programming)
(From amateur electronics and radio) A book of small code segments that the reader can use to do various magic things in programs.

One current example is the "PostScript Language Tutorial and Cookbook" by Adobe Systems, Inc (Addison-Wesley, ISBN 0-201-10179-3), also known as the Blue Book which has recipes for things like wrapping text around arbitrary curves and making 3D fonts.

Cookbooks, slavishly followed, can lead one into voodoo programming, but are useful for hackers trying to monkey up small programs in unknown languages. This function is analogous to the role of phrasebooks in human languages.
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Pretend Soup and Other Real Recipes: A Cookbook for Preschoolers & Up, by Mollie Katzen and Ann Henderson (Tricycle, 1994).
For instance, historians associate the emergence of the modern cookbook with rhetoric in the 1930s that constructed culinary household tasks as an enjoyable and creative outlet for middle-class housewives.
Williams-Sonoma has its own cookbook line -- the Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series -- and specialty stores like Dean & DeLuca, Sur La Table, Kitchen Window and others offer as many as 600 titles from which to choose -- everything from food on regions and eras to berries and peppers.
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When I attended the SXSW Festival for the first time, I was struck by the vibrant, interesting community," said Anna Curran, Cookbook Create's founder.
Appetizers like bacon-wrapped scallops are perfect for serving before the main meal, and a traditional pumpkin pie recipe is even included in the Paleo cookbook for dessert.
Creations were tested from more than 250 cookbooks to arrive at the more than 100-recipe collection found in this volume.
Now in a newly updated and expanded third edition, The American Cancer Society's Healthy Eating Cookbook is packed from cover to cover with more than 300 simple, nutritious, delicious, "kitchen cook friendly" recipes that reflect the latest research and recommendations for healthy eating and healthy living.
com first register for the Gourmet Cookbook Club and can then enter daily for a chance to win a copy of a future, yet-to-be-announced Gourmet Cookbook Club selection.
22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Caesars Entertainment Corporation today announced that its best-selling cookbook, The Seven Stars Cookbook - Recipes from World-Class Casinos (Chronicle Books, 2010), has been awarded the "Best Corporate Cookbook in the USA" by Gourmand International.
The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) announced yesterday that Cookbook Cafe was honored in the "Best App: Lifestyle" category alongside apps from major publishers including Conde Nast / Bon Appetit and Financial Times.