It's kind of funny when you think about it. When the Nintendo DS was released a few years back the word from Nintendo was that it was not going to be the new GameBoy. I don't know if they are still sticking with that story but you have to admit that the Nintendo DS has been making inroads into the non-gamer world since Nintendogs was released.
The cooking guide includes more than 200 recipes from around the world. You can search for recipes by clicking on a map for regional dishes or by selecting options for specific ingredients or short cooking times.
Once you select a recipe the software walks you through the cooking process with step-by-step directions and photos. You can "turn the page" by using the stylus or via a voice command. You can also quickly adjust the recipe based on how many you are serving. Just like the old system of index cards the software allows you to append notes to each recipe.
The on-screen chef talks you through the recipe with instructional videos and photographs. The software also provides information on cooking techniques such as chopping an onion or cleaning a fish. Stuck on a term in a recipe? just click on it for more help.
But wait, there's more! The software also includes a time and calculator as well as a robust search function to help you out. you can also use the included per recipe ingredient checklist when you shop to be sure you get all the ingredients for your meal.
More and more it appears that the Nintendo DS is the ultimate console system. You can do almost anything with the Nintendo DS and now it can even help you cook!
I'm getting hungry just thinking about this one!