If you are thinking about impressing your family with your smart cooking, you don’t need to spend a lot. Actually, you can create this magic using just your iPhone or iPad. Today, you will find numerous cooking apps available for cooking lovers. With it, you will be able to prepare an exquisite dish everyday for your family. To discuss each and every cooking app available today will take too long, so instead we have decided to share our top 5 cooking apps that will make your cooking delicious.
1- BigOven (You can get it free of cost)
For iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone Users
Tired of always cooking the same meal over and over again? Here comes the BigOven app to the rescue! With 250,000 recipes, you will certainly get several that will inspire you. You can search for a specific recipe by keyword or even ingredients. The ‘Use up Leftovers’ tool in this app is what we like the most. It gives you a number of suggestions on how to use the ingredients that are left.
2- How to Cook Everything ($10.49)
For iPhone, iPad Users
This app is based on the book titled, ‘How to Cook Everything’. Thus book was authored by Mark Bittman. The good thing about this app is that it provides the best guide for any novice in the kitchen. In this app, you will find all the 2000 recipes that were in the books itself but there are several interesting additions such as tutorials with illustrations, built in timers, shopping lists and even some voice-overs by the author.
3- The Professional Chef ($51.99)
For iPad Users
Clearly, this app does not come cheap. However here is a fact ‘The Professional Chef’ is worth every penny that you spend. It has been compiled by the Culinary Institute of America. For most people, this app is not just a cookbook but rather a textbook of sorts. You will also be pleased to learn that there are several restaurant grade recipes in this app. In it you will find over 100 instructional videos and through the shared notes, you will be able to interact with the other cooks. There is also a discussion and commenting feature available.
4- Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals ($7.49)
For iPhone, Android Users
If you are the kind of person that does not have a lot of cooking time on their hands, then Jamie Oliver’s app is the best choice. There are over 60 dishes that will take approximately 20 minutes each to prepare. For those that have no idea how things are done in the kitchen, this app is the best choice once again. There are step by step guides with tips and voice prompts for each of the recipes.
5- The Photo Cookbook ($5.49)
For iPhone, iPad Users
Tired of those boring, old cooking books filled with text? Well, you are in for a treat! With this Photo Cookbook, you will be learning new recipes through a very interactive experience that employs visuals properly. For every step, there are proper illustrations and detailed explanations. This is more like having an instructor in the kitchen. The app comes with 84 recipes, but you can definitely purchase more recipes as in-app purchases.
So choose the cooking apps for your smart phone today, and start surprising your family and friends with delicious and healthy recipes. These wonderful apps will give you something delicious for almost every occasion and time.
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