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Birds Kitchen

Birds Kitchen

Free and open source recipe manager.

Birds Kitchen

License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Github All Releases

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I wanted to learn something new...

So, I decided to take a crack at learning React and building an application that I found deeply missing in Linux: a Desktop Recipe Manager (I know there are some, but they don't match my needs...)

I you want to contribute, please send me a mail or a pidgeon 😁




Dark and light themes - Grid view

Birds Kitchen


Image list view

Birds Kitchen


Table view

Birds Kitchen


Print view

Birds Kitchen


Edit view

Birds Kitchen


Preferences screen - Storage tab

Birds Kitchen


Preferences screen - Theme tab

Birds Kitchen


  • Cross platform
  • Localized (english, french, german and italian)
  • Custom Themes (a light one and two dark ones for now)
  • Content search
  • Tags
  • Categories
  • Ratings
  • Favorites
  • Source URL
  • Table view with column sorting
  • Change the ingredients amounts when adjusting the servings (ready to print view)
  • Print current recipe
  • Choose your storage directory (including Sync Services)
  • Backups and Restore backups
  • Unit Converter
  • Recipe Websites scraper (63 supported websites in 4 languages)
  • Auto updates


Visit the Wiki Page


Visit the Roadmap Page for details...

Running locally


Visit the Releases Page to find the installer you need.

Building from source

# clone the project
git clone

# change directory to the project folder
cd birdskitchen

# install dependencies

# run the app in development mode
yarn dev


To add support for your favorite language, or submit new features, feel free to open an issue or contact me directly. Contributions are very welcomed!


License: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

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YSchroe: German translation
Albano Battistella: Italian translation

Dark and light theme - Grid view Dark and light theme - Grid view
Image list view Image list view
Table view Table view
Print view Print view
Edit view Edit view
Preferences screen - Storage tab Preferences screen - Storage tab
Preferences screen - Theme tab Preferences screen - Theme tab

Something missing? Edit this app.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Key Action
/ Focus the search bar
Esc Focus the search bar and cleans it
Select the next search result
Select the previous search result
Enter Open the selected search result
cmdEnter Ctrl+Enter Open the selected search result in a new tab