[OS X TeX] Recipes

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Aug 25 07:39:05 EDT 2006

On Aug 24, 2006, at 6:14 PM, Sameer Agarwal wrote:

> I am not entirely certain if this is the best place to ask this  
> question but I think its worth a shot.

Probably TeXhax or comp.text.tex would be better.

> I am looking to typeset my recipe collection, but I dislike almost  
> all the various recipe style files I have come across for various  
> reasons. The first one has to do with the fact that a lot of  
> recipes have parallel steps which a sequential presentation of the  
> recipe is not very suitable for. Also many recipes can be stated  
> fairly tersely once you know what basic/master technique is being  
> used at a particular stage.
> So I am looking for something which allows you to present a recipe  
> in a more visually intuitive fashion while still being able to  
> capture all the necessary details unique to that dish. One of the  
> benefits of such a representation would be the ability to compare  
> and contrast different but related dishes.
> The only interesting attempt at something like this that I have  
> seen is
> http://www.cookingforengineers.com/
> Any ideas?

I think that was discussed once on comp.text.tex --- I remember  
seeing it at any rate.

Should be straightforward enough to do, just do grouped/stacked/ 
nested sets of boxes --- working up a more general macro would be  
kind of challenging, but an interesting task.


William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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