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Food is loveImpress your friends with culinary wizardry this holiday with the help of Epicurious, Jessica Dolcourt's favorite cooking app.
Hey everyone, and happy holiday season. I'm Jessica Dolcourt and this is Tap that App, the show where we CNET editors point out the awesome apps you can't live without. Or maybe you can, you just shouldn't have to. Now, I love food and I like to cook, and around the holidays and New Year, it's always nice to bust out something a little bit fancier and more festive than the tried-and-true brownie recipe (mmm, browwwnies.) I've got a pretty good stable of recipes built up by now (knuckles on shoulder), but every cook needs some inspiration, and for me, that's none other than Epicurious.com. The Conde Nast team that owns the site did us all a big ole favor by creating awesome iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for Epicurious. Both mobile apps give you a ton of options for discovering impressive new dishes to guinea pig on your family and friends. For instance, you can browse by popular topicÃ¯Â¿Â½-here's one for holiday desserts. You can also search by things like ingredient, cuisine type, or keyword. I'm gonna pick "chocolate truffle." You swipe through the results, and when you see one you like, you can view the recipe, photos, and reviews. And when you're ready to pick a knock-your-socks-off recipe, the app will can create a shopping list for you. If you've got more than one recipe to whip up, Epicurious will even combine requirements into one big shopping list. If you're thinking, "Can I e-mail all that to myself or someone else?" Ã¯Â¿Â½the answer is yes. There's a lot more to love about this app, especially if you like to tinker around the kitchen. Let me know how you like Epicurious, and send along all other app suggestions to Tap That App at cnet.com. I'm Jessica Dolcourt. Happy holidays, and keep on tapping!