smart shopping list compilation

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I'd like to be able to pick a bunch of recipies that I'm going to cook that week or for a dinner party or whatever and then have cookstr compile a list of all the ingredients needed for those recipies and then have that either e-mailed to me or in printer friendly format.

The list should give the quantity of each ingredient required, how many recipies it is in and the estimated storage life, plus icons indicating suitability for freezing before use and a tick box in the printed version for checking off items on the list. Alternatives suggestions might also be useful in case a particular ingredient cannot be found.

Users should be able to customise the list to remove staples and other items they already have or make substitutions dictated by dietary requirements.
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Posted 8 years ago

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Or even a direct link to add all (or only selected) ingredients to a FreshDirect shopping cart!
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Will, Official Rep

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So, so great to get your email! We have this exact feature just about ready to roll out. We call it our universal shopping list and it will combine, just as you say, all the ingredients from the recipes you've chosen. And, yes, you can check things as you buy them -- or check them off if you have them. And, yes, it will be emailable and printable.

The storage life and freezing weren't in our original plans -- but they are fantastic ideas. We will see if we can implement them. And we do need to work some partnerships with merchants so we can add the shopping cart feature. But we hope that will come.

Can't wait til you can see and use our universal shopping list!

And thanks so much for checking out the comments and the great suggestions.

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Anton Tarasov

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Peter Blom

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Hm, four years ago.... has the feature come and gone? I want it, but can't find it.
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Kara Rota, Official Rep

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Hi Peter,

Thanks so much for reaching out and for your interest! We are working on unified shopping list both on the website and on mobile, and hope to roll out that feature this summer. Keep checking back for new developments on Cookstr within the coming months, and let me know if there's anything else I can help with!

All the best,
Kara Rota