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  • Writer's pictureTravis J. Vanden Heuvel

Holidays at Home with William Sonoma

Updated: Mar 20, 2019

In a collaboration with Weldon Owen Publishing, SAN FRANCISCO, /PRNewswire/ — Williams-Sonoma division of Bonnier Corporation, and Culinate, Inc.

It’s that time of year when the majority of activity centers around the kitchen: holiday dining, planning, sumptuous recipes, and where family and friends gather. That may be a full-service sit down dinner, or a simple Appetizer table. Whatever the choice, the Williams-Sonoma Recipe of the Day app on Apple’s App Store, delivers a seasonally appropriate recipe every day of the year. That includes a selection of Williams-Sonoma’s starters, salads, sides, soups, main dishes, and desserts. Williams-Sonoma Recipe of the Dayapp on Apple’s App Store: Recipe a Day App

The app’s built-in search tools allow users to filter recipes based on course, season, technique, ingredient, or dietary preference (vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free). A recently released iPad version of the application has been consistently featured by Apple as a “Best New App” and it has remained in the top ten of most popular applications in the Food & Drink category.

The William-Sonoma Recipe of the Day app’s highlights include:

-Recipe inspiration for every day of the year

-An easy-to-use search function allowing users to narrow searches by key ingredient, type of dish, cooking technique, and more

-Simple-to-use, smart shopping lists

-Color photographs

-Custom timers

-A favorites feature that keeps track of your favorite recipes

-All-inclusive functionality; no internet connection required (except for occasional subscription content updates)

Williams-Sonoma Recipe of the Day offers monthly or annual subscriptions. The base app, which is free to download from the App Store, includes a month’s worth of recipes to give a sampling of what is available for subscribers. The recipes are organized using convenient calendar layouts that allow users to find the most recent recipes as well as browse previous recipes. Recipe of the Day aims to become the go-to app for home cooks seeking an answer to the perennial question, “What’s for dinner tonight?”

Culinate, developers specializing in cooking apps, partnered with Weldon Owen to bring Williams-Sonoma’s long history in cookbooks into the digital space. Williams-Sonoma President, Janet Hayes remarked, “Chuck Williams, our founder, contributed to more than 100 cookbooks over the last three decades, and our new app will help share his passion and knowledge of cooking with a new generation of Williams-Sonoma fans.” Jennifer Newens, associate publisher of Weldon Owen adds, “The first Williams-Sonoma branded recipe app, Recipe of the Day, will not only resonate with readers familiar with the Williams-Sonoma branded cookbooks, but also with a new, digital-savvy audience who has yet to discover Williams-Sonoma recipes.”

For more information, or to get the app,

About Weldon Owen Over the past 29 years, Weldon Owen has built a solid reputation as a leading creator of premium-quality illustrated reference and lifestyle books and cookbooks. Superior design and editorial excellence are Weldon Owen’s hallmarks. Weldon Owen creates and publishes more than 50 trade titles each year and the company currently has more than 500 backlist titles. Our books have received more than 50 publishing industry awards. Weldon Owen was founded in 1986 and is based in San Francisco. Weldon Owen Publishing

About Culinate

Founded in 2005, Culinate works with publishers, authors, and cooks to adapt recipes and cookbook content for mobile devices and the web. The company has developed multiple award-winning apps including the Joy of Cooking, chosen by Apple as one of the Best Apps of 2014, and Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything, which was named by Apple as one of the top five “groundbreaking apps” in the App Store’s first five years.

About Williams-Sonoma Since its founding by Chuck Williams in 1956, the Williams-Sonoma brand has been bringing people together around food. A member of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) portfolio of brands, Williams-Sonoma is a leading specialty retailer of high-quality products for the kitchen and home, providing world-class service and an engaging customer experience.

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