UCook is a local service that offers a dinner "solution" for busy families and stressed-out execs. This is not a precooked meal, or takeaways, and not quite a groceries delivery service. Rather, UCook plans the menu, does the shopping, measures out the ingredients, and bundles this all up for you to cook. It is a smart solution to a handful of middle-class problems: lack of time, lack of know-how, and lack of inspiration. Signing up for the service means weekly deliveries of insulated boxes (on Sundays or Mondays, area-dependent), with the components of each meal all neatly packed into separate brown paper bags, and a meal card that runs you through preparation and assembly step by basic step. Nice touches include an estimation of cooking time for each meal, and "cook within X days" stickers so you get through the most perishable items first. And the instructions navigate that fine line between over-and under-explaining, so even those with no cooking experience can put together a gr...

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