The ASP.NET MVC4 RoadMap documentation hinted that Recipes would be relocated at some point:
The ASP.NET MVC 4 Beta also contains a couple of experimental features that were included to get early feedback. These features won’t be ready for the final MVC 4 release and will be removed after the Beta. However, they do lay a foundation for future work.
Unfortunately, they have now removed this feature from the MVC4 Release Candidate, and I have been unable to find any way to bring it back any other way. Supposedly, it will be released in the future, but I don't have any way of knowing when, where, or how. I've posted several questions and comments to Microsoft, but don't have any official answer.
The FoodTruck application for creating lots of code quickly that we looked at in Chapter 11 is built on the MVC4 recipe framework, so that code will not work from within an MVC3 or MVC4 RC project. However, there is a nifty little feature that I added in the recipe that will allow you to use it anyway. To use this application, install the package by going to the Package Manager Console, and running the command "Install-Package LCI.FoodTruck.MVC4".
It's installed now, but you won't see it on any popup because the "Recipe" submenu does not exist - you'll have to manually go find and run the executable yourself. Locate the Packages folder for your project – usually it is right beside your project folder. Look in the Packages\LCI.FoodTruck.MVC4.*\recipes folder, and you should see both a DLL and an EXE file. The DLL is what is used by MVC4 Beta Recipes. However, you can run the stand-alone EXE file outside of Visual Studio. Everything works the same, except that you have to fill in the Path and the Namespace yourself on the Generate Code page.
Once you generate your code, that new code will not be included in your project (because this wasn't opened by the project), so you will have to go into the project yourself and include the files. Click on the "Show All Files" icon in your Solutions Explorer and you should see them in your folder. Right click on each file and choose the option "Include In Project". With this method, you should be able to generate the same models, views, and controllers that you could generate for MVC4 Beta.