Hed: iPad apps for the home chef
Dek: With its large screen, your iPad is the perfect kitchen companion.
We found three
must-have kitchen apps to get you cookinÃ¯Â¿Â½.
All Recipes - Your Kitchen Inspiration
-Huge selection of amazing recipes from ordinary people.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½ve tested many myself
The Photo Cookbook
-For a more visual experience
-Step by step instruction with beautiful, high resolution photos
-Great for beginner cooks
-based a book series, so you can actually buy more chapters: Baking, Asian, Italian for
Smart Chef Suite
-Kitchen side kick
Hey everyone welcome to Tap That App.
IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Sharon Vaknin and IÃ¯Â¿Â½m hanging out in the Chow test kitchen to talk about three apps
that all you home chefs...seasoned or aspiring...will love.
All of them are on iPad, which is a perfect kitchen sidekick with itÃ¯Â¿Â½s large screen and
gorgeous apps...like the Photo Cookbook.
Launch it, and youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll know exactly what IÃ¯Â¿Â½m talking about.
This 5-dollar app gives you
step by step photo instructions of about 80 gourmet, but basic recipes.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a great way to get comfortable in the kitchen since not only are the instructions easy
to follow, but you also learn about ingredients in the process.
Tapping on an ingredient in a recipe will give you its description, ways to prepare it, and
other related items.
If you decide that you want to email yourself the ingredients, Photo Cookbook lets you
do that with just a few taps.
When youÃ¯Â¿Â½re ready to expand your culinary knowledge, you can buy up to 180 more
Asian, Italian, and Baking recipes in the app.
Now if thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s too fancy for you, check out the AllRecipes app.
AllRecipes is actually an
online community where people like you and mesubmit their own recipes...and let me tell
you there are some AMAZING ideas on there.
So with this app, you can access the entire collection on your iPad in a pretty interface.
Do a search for dish you want to make...browse by filters like course or ingredient...or
check out the hand-picked featured recipes.
Each recipe is accompanied by reviews, nutritional information, AND the option to
change the serving size to make more or less of the dish.
AllRecipes is probably my favorite place besides Chow of course, to find original
...But even with all these recipes at hand, youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll need to build your culinary knowledge.
wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t replace culinary school, but Smart Chef Suite will help you out with substitutions,
conversions, and definitions while youÃ¯Â¿Â½re cooking.
For instance, if a recipe calls for bread crumbs, but I have none of that in my
kitchen...the nice little owl will tell me that I can use cracker crumbs, matzo meal, or
ground oats instead.
You can also convert things like pints to cups, and get vocabulary lessons from the
Like, what the heck is Aji-no-moto?
Oh, okay...good thing we checked, because itÃ¯Â¿Â½s
Japanese for Ã¯Â¿Â½MSGÃ¯Â¿Â½.
Now go pick your recipes, satisfy your hunger, and master your kitchen skills with these
For more awesome apps, check out CNET TVÃ¯Â¿Â½s Tap That app channel, and tell us what
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For CNET, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Sharon Vaknin.