Personal Trainer: Cooking is much more than a cookbook. Every step of the cooking process, from recipe selection to advanced cooking technique, is painstakingly detailed with voice-led instruction, text, images, and video. Whether you're looking to get more savvy in the kitchen or hope to inspire that special someone to get cooking, Personal Trainer: Cooking makes it easy and fun.
Learn From The Best
The DS Chef is your friendly guide through each and every dish you choose to make in Personal Trainer: Cooking. He will literally talk you through every single step of the many recipes prepared by the Tsuji Cooking Academy, and even provide you with insight on general cooking techniques. Consider the DS Chef your cooking professor!
Hands-Free Voice Control
Any great cooking session is bound to involve your hands getting covered in messy ingredients. With Personal Trainer: Cooking's Hands-Free Voice Control, your hands can stay focused on preparing the meal while your voice takes care of the rest. Say "Continue!," "Repeat!," or "Next Step!" directly into the built-in Nintendo DS microphone to get through each bit of instructions one-by-one. For the more complicated and time-sensitive steps, use commands like "More Details!" and "Show Timer!" to have the DS Chef carefully detail the process with voice-led instructions and images every step of the way. It truly is like having a master chef taking you through the kitchen.
Cooking From Scratch
Shopping with Personal Trainer: Cooking
Put away that notepad and pen! Once you decide what you want to cook, Personal Trainer: Cooking will act as your shopping list at the grocery store. Each dish has the necessary ingredients listed one-by-one, and you can check them off with your Stylus as you shop. A handy built-in calculator is right there to let you keep tabs on how much money you'll be spending. Cooking more than one dish tonight? Keep track of all the ingredients on the same list with ease!
Looking to serve only your spouse tonight? Maybe you want to feed a family of six. Either way, Personal Trainer: Cooking can adjust the ingredient list based on your serving needs in real time. Pull up the ingredient list of many dishes and you can choose whether to make one, two, four, or six servings - the amount of each ingredient required is then increased or decreased automatically!
Selecting a Dish
Cooking by Requirements
Watching your Calorie intake? Short on time? All of these requirements are factored into each recipe in Personal Trainer: Cooking. If you're still deciding on exactly what to eat but know you want it to be under 300 calories, have Personal Trainer: Cooking sort through its recipes and display only the ones that meet your criteria! Up to six criteria can be used in any combination desired: Notes, Difficulty, Main Ingredients, Calories, Cooking Method, and Cooking Time.
Cooking by Ingredients
Looking to spice up your favorite chicken recipe? Maybe you have some extra onions in your kitchen, waiting to be used. You can search through Personal Trainer: Cooking's recipe list based on a single ingredient, whether it be a certain meat or seafood, a fruit or vegetable, even a certain seasoning. Whether you want to build a dish around an ingredient that you love or just want to make use of what you've got lying around the kitchen, it's as easy as Chicken Pot Pie!
The DS Chef is well versed in cooking methods and cuisine from all corners of the globe. If you're not in the mood for Falafel but still want a Middle Eastern tinge to your meal, Personal Trainer: Cooking has each of its recipes broken down by region. You can use your stylus to traverse the world map and select the international flair you'd like to add to dinner tonight!
It's All In The Details
Videos of Cooking
In addition to thorough descriptions and images, Personal Trainer: Cooking features a wide range of example videos to walk you through complex cooking processes in painstaking detail. Not quite sure how to julienne carrots the right way? Ever wonder how to prepare a squid? It's in here, every step of the way. If the recipe you're cooking has an especially difficult step, you can easily view this video simply by saying, "More Details!"
"More Details!" Feature
When you're in the thick of your meal preparation, it would be a real pain to get up and flip through a cookbook or run to the computer and look up an unknown word or cooking technique. Thankfully, you can just call out to the DS Chef for "More Details!" to see what you might be missing. Those more complicated steps are laid out in easy to understand language and visual cues, and are easily accessible thanks to the Hands-Free Voice Control function.
Remember Your Cooking
Cooking History Calendar
Personal Trainer: Cooking includes a calendar that lets you take a look at a record of dishes you've already made, laid out by day and month. You can record up to three recipes per day, and easily access those past recipes that you enjoyed.
Maybe a certain dish calls for a bit more pepper... Or, perhaps it was a huge hit with your kids at dinner last night. You can add personal notes to each and every dish that you cook, with an easy to use handwriting recognition function. Give your dish a star or a smiley face icon to mark it as a winner, and see your notes every first time you access that dish to refresh your memory.