4 Cook book alive!kappag | 12/06/2008 | See all kappag's reviews (4)I came across this japanese programme (while on holiday in the Philippines during Christmas), which showed a woman using her DS teaching her how to cook. Step by step it was instructing her for every part of the recipe. When she was ready to move on, she just tapped the screen to continue!It was great, forget 'cooking mama' ,you can actually use this 'cooking guide' to actuallly cook something. No need to bring out your big book (I have many and it takes alot of space in my small kitchen!), this 'cooking guide' is handy! Bring it with you to the supermarket to shop for your ingredients, sit your DS on your kitchen counter, follow the steps and start cooking away. You know you won't get lost through the recipe unlike looking at the cook book (this happens to me!) However thinking about it now when you start using this to keep your DS away from liquids, you wouldn't want to ruin your DS!!Price wise, not so keen... maybe it should be a little cheaper! Like brain training, this is helping your brain get younger, so says Dr Kawashima, so why not similar pricing!!!Anyway I'm glad it will finally reach to this side of the globe and I've given this a 4*, as i yet to try it, but i was very impressed by how easy the woman was able to follow the instructions at her pace. So for those who have not yet mastered the skills of Jamie Oliver or Gordon Ramsey, or needs more variety of meals to cook (that's me!) or not enough kitchen counter space to get out the big cook book (that's me again!) then I believe this is ideal for you.