I am trying to create my own cookbook, using package xcookybooky. My code is


\usepackage{tikz} % for creating the lines for the hint
%\usepackage[clock, misc, weather]{ifsym} % Symbolpackage e.g. \Interval, \Wecker etc
\usepackage{cookingsymbols} % Cookings symbols e.g. \Oven, \Dish etc
\usepackage{emerald} % Handwritten Fonts
\usepackage{wrapfig} % To wrap the tabular with the ingredients
\usepackage{lettrine} % numbering the preparation steps
\usepackage{eso-pic} % for background pictures
\usepackage{picture} % for modfifying the position of the bg pictures
\usepackage{tabularx} % line breaks in tabular

preparationtime = 30 min,
bakingtime = 1 hour,
bakingtemperature = \unit[225]{C},
portion = 4 portions,
calory = 4 kj,
source = My neighbour Sarah
small = strawberry,
smallpicturewidth = 0.3\textwidth,
big = strawberrycake,
bigpicturewidth = 0.6\textwidth,
2 Tafeln & dunkle Schokolade (über \unit[70]{\%})\\
3 & Eier\\
\unit[200]{ml} & Sahne\\
\unit[40]{g} & Zucker\\
\unit[50]{g} & Butter
\step This is the first step for cooking a brilliant meal.
\step The second step follows...
\step and so on
\step Enjoy your meal!
preparationwidth = 0.60\textwidth,
ingredientswidth = 0.35\textwidth,
pictureheight = 6cm,
bigpicturewidth = 0.6\textwidth,
smallpicturewidth = 0.35\textwidth
recipename = \fontsize{25pt}{30pt},
ing = \normalsize,
inghead = \normalsize,
prep = \normalsize,
prephead = \normalsize,
hint = \normalsize,
hinthead = \Large
%fjd % default when using the option handwritten
cmr % default
inghead = Ingredients,
prephead = Preparation,
hinthead = Hint,
calory = energy content,
continuationhead = Continuation,
continuationfoot = Continuation on next page
x = 2cm,
y = -1cm,
]{pic/bg_transparent} % filepath

When I compile it I get 4 errors and no produced output. The following code lines, are from the log.

LaTeX Font Info:    Try loading font information for T1+ cmr  on input line 95.
! Undefined control sequence.
l.5 \headline
             {\bf \title}
The control sequence at the end of the top line
of your error message was never \def'ed. If you have
misspelled it (e.g., `\hobx'), type `I' and the correct
spelling (e.g., `I\hbox'). Otherwise just continue,
and I'll forget about whatever was undefined.

! I can't find file `dotnot{'.
<to be read again> 
l.5 \headline{\bf
Please type another input file name
! Emergency stop.
<to be read again> 
l.5 \headline{\bf
*** (job aborted, file error in nonstop mode)

I see that there is something going on with T1 fonts but I don't know what. If I remove the relevant line from the document, the errors are 104...

There is also an error that has to do with dotnot but the package cookingsymbols seems to be working fine.

Any ideas on what might be wrong?

  • 2
    Please reduce your example. Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 16:48
  • @MarcoDaniel: Thank you very much for your comment! If I remove any part of the code I get a lot of errors(104) that I won't be able to produce them to you.
    – Thanos
    Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 16:50
  • 2
    Work from this gist.github.com/vermiculus/7171965 (which produces i.sstatic.net/qR4Ui.png) Note that \unit[225]{C} needs to be wrapped in braces since it is a keyval argument. Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 17:06
  • 1
    Remove the spaces before and after cmr in: \setRecipenameFont{cmr}{T1}{m}{n}.
    – Robert
    Commented Oct 26, 2013 at 18:43
  • 3
    @SeanAllred Can you provide an answer?
    – egreg
    Commented Mar 5, 2016 at 21:05

1 Answer 1


As per @SeanAllred comment: \unit[225]{C} needs to be wrapped in braces since it is a keyval argument:

bakingtemperature = {\unit[225]{C}},

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