This has the potential to be a great book. Up through chapter 2, it does a very nice job of walking someone through how to build a Core Data application. Starting with chapter 3, however, it seems to shift into a more conceptual mode. I think that the book would be stronger if it continued a little bit of a “cookbook” mode to walk the reader through implementing the concepts discussed. In any event, the book has been very helpful.
A question regarding pre-populating an entity. I see how that is done for the pop-up button. What if you wanted to pre-populate a set of recipe types that you would use every week (imagine a restaurant with a changing menu) that would display in one column of a table and then have other columns from other entities. Any suggestions?