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Watch our exclusive Epicurious video, then head to Barnes & Noble to get a bonus dessert recipe!



There’s nothing quite as cool as an app that streamlines your life. Not only does the Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List app for NOOK Color accomplish that, but it makes your life much more delicious too.


epi_app_icon_300x300_300dpi.pngWith access to over 30,000 recipes from Bon Appétit, Gourmet & Self magazines, renowned chefs, and popular cookbooks—plus the ability to create shopping lists and email recipes to your friends—this app has everything a busy gourmand needs. You can find recipes for the perfect meal, save the shopping list, and head out to buy your ingredients with your NOOK Color in tow.


Barnes & Noble has teamed with Epicurious on a special NOOK Color offer. First, our exciting and informative video features Editor-In-Chief Tanya Steel preparing three simple recipes in under three minutes. Her shrimp scampi pasta with herb salad and garlic bread will make your mouth water. But there’s one thing she left out—dessert! To get your own copy of the delicious dessert recipe that completes her meal, head to your Barnes & Noble store, show a bookseller your NOOK Color loaded with the Epicurious app, and receive Tanya’s exclusive recipe. If you’re not yet a NOOK Color owner, you can stop into B&N to buy one and download the Epicurious app, then get your dessert recipe on the spot!

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by quiltsal on ‎05-19-2011 08:42 PM

I bought my Nook just before Nook Color came out.  So, I can only read about what you offer only those who bought theirs after it became available.  Sure wish I had known that I only had to wait a short time to get it.  Can't some of these new things be made available to us?

by Nerdymamaw on ‎05-19-2011 09:18 PM

I did the same thing and was extremely mad at B&N for a while and then I bit the bullet, sold my nook on ebay and bought a NookColor.  I love my NookColor  and have not regretted buying it for one moment.  The only thing I don't like about it is how the prices on the books have increased lately.

by Hasottee on ‎05-19-2011 11:07 PM

There is no need to limit oneself to only one Nook!!! 


I bought my first Nook in August 2010 after falling in love with a borrowed Nook during a 12-hour road trip.  I read nearly the entire time and my eyes did NOT get tired. A week later, I bought my own 3G Nook, as I was not willing to wait for the color touchscreen version.    


In January 2011, I bought a 2nd Nook - the color one.  I love both, and I use them at different times and in different environments.  The original 3G Nook is the best one for reading in daylight - whether in the car or outdoors in the sun.  The battery life is great.  My color Nook is for reading in the dark (like at night in bed, or on a car trip) because no nightlight is needed, and for using the Tablet-type apps.  It is also best for any book that includes illustrations.  As an amateur artist, I also love being able to load photos of my artwork on it and use it as a marketing aid when showing my work to prospective buyers.  Its battery life is shorter than the original Nook, but I just plan ahead and keep the battery charged.  I absolutely LOVE both of my "little Nookies".  :smileyhappy: 

by Ostracus on ‎05-20-2011 01:06 AM

Hasotte said it best. I have both and will hang onto both for reasons listed.  Does the Epicurious app allow me to enter ingredients I already have and tell me which recipes I can create using them?

by VenusM on ‎05-20-2011 08:37 AM

I too have both.  I received my Nookcolor for Christmas and loved it but couldn't read very well by the pool so I went online at Barnes & Noble and purchased a refurbished nook so much cheaper than those in the store with the same warranty.  I LOVE my Nooks!

by hair-and-pin on ‎05-20-2011 12:29 PM

Is this the enhanced version because from what i was told you can see them preparing the food on video is this true?Thanks

by JeremyCesarec on ‎05-20-2011 01:36 PM

Hi Ostracus,

The app lets you search by main ingredients through the search toolbar at the bottom.  You are limited to the foods in the scrolling list, but it has the basic staples used for many recipes.



by JeremyCesarec on ‎05-20-2011 01:57 PM

Hi Hair-and-Pin,

Some of the recipes--like the Sweet Potato Salad with Chili Lime Dressing--do link out to streaming videos. It's a lot of fun!



by mom2boys2 on ‎05-20-2011 03:45 PM

I was excited to get my exclusive recipe in the store but no one knew about it! Maybe I went in too early for them to be informed yet?!!!!! :smileywink: (Pembroke Pines,FL)Love my just keeps getting better and I LOVE free fridays! Thanks,


by BillonKauai on ‎05-20-2011 07:18 PM
How do you get it? When I hit "get new apps" all I get is "search resulted in no results. "
by pennyleer on ‎05-23-2011 03:55 PM

I don't live very close to a Barnes and Noble store.  How long will I be able to get the dessert recipe?