News Release

For Release December 15, 1999

Media Contacts:
Trina Clickner
Palmtop Publishing
Tel: (206) 923-0901
Fax: (206) 923-0902

Impress Your Mother-In-Law with Pocket Chef, the Palm OS Culinary Companion with Holiday Helpers, Cooking Charts, 45+ Savory Recipes, and the Ability to Customize!

With contributions from Chef Paul Prudhomme, a subscription to Cook's Illustrated and the ability to customize, Pocket Chef answers the questions - what shall I cook, how do I make it, and what do I need to pick up from the store on the way home - where ever you are.


SEATTLE, WA, December 15, 1999 - Just in holiday time, Palmtop Publishing today introduced Pocket Chef(TM) for 3Com's (NASDAQ: COMS) Palm OS(TM). An entirely new class of application, Pocket Chef lets you carry dozens of proven, savory recipes with a complete shopping list for each recipe. Additionally, Pocket Chef's web-based Recipe Maker(TM) lets you add your own personal favorite recipes, giving you the power to author your own, interactive, personalized, portable cookbook!

"We've combined some new and exciting traditional print, handheld, and internet elements, plus the ability to customize - and eat!", exclaims software publisher Trina Clickner, Founder of Palmtop Publishing. "Pocket Chef is an illustrated, interactive, customizable, pocket cookbook that offers Holiday Helpers, cooking references, and 45+ proven recipes for all occasions. We've included savory contributions from the infamous Chef Paul Prudhomme and the renowned Re-Bar Restaurant in Victoria, British Columbia." The Pocket Chef introductory offer comes a full year subscription to Bon Appetit, Cook's Illustrated, Cuisine®, or Gourmet, plus the ability to add as many of your own family favorite recipes as your handheld's memory will hold.

Women - and men - are finding Pocket Chef a trusted culinary companion(TM) that lets them share their personal culinary triumphs with colleagues, impress their mother-in-laws, and whip up a favorite dream meal - anywhere! "How many times have you been out of town or on the way home from work and wondered either what to cook or what specific ingredients were needed to make one of your own favorite dishes?", asks Clickner. "Pocket Chef to the rescue!"

Pocket Chef includes Turkey Roasting Tips, a Cook's Reference, and more than 45 recipes that are conveniently organized into categories - Holiday Helpers, Main Courses, Salad/Vegetables, Side Dishes, Appetizer/Snacks, Sweet/Desserts, Kids/Pets, and Beverages. Each illustrated recipe offers quick access to ingredients, directions, shopping list, recipe background, and serving suggestions.

Pocket Chef is powered by award-winning OnTap® Technology from Aegean Associates, Inc. and runs on all versions of the Palm OS. Installation and adding your own recipes is easy using both Apple® (NASDAQ: APPL) Macintosh® and Windows® desktop systems, as well as unix and mainframe computers. Pocket Chef comes with a full year subscription to one of four leading cooking magazines and is available on a delightful gift-wrapped diskette for $74.95 by calling Palmtop Publishing at 206-923-0901. Pocket Chef can also be purchased and download online for $69.95 from

About Palmtop Publishing
Palmtop Publishing is a privately held software firm specializing in solutions for handheld computing and embedded systems including the Palm OS and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) Windows CE. Based in Seattle, WA and established in 1997, Palmtop Publishing can be reached by tel: (206) 923-0901, fax: (206) 923-0902, e-mail:, and via the Palmtop Publishing web site at


Pocket Chef, Recipe Maker, and culinary companion are trademarks of Palmtop Publishing. OnTap is a registered trademark of Aegean Associates, Inc., Apple and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc., Palm OS is a trademark of 3Com Corporation or its subsidiaries. Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. All other brands and products may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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Pocket Chef is powered by award-winning OnTap(TM) Technology from Aegean Associates, Inc.