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
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.
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.
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
If you've got more than one recipe to whip up, Epicurious will
even combine requirements into one big shopping list.
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.
Happy holidays, and keep on tapping!