The best recipe apps to channel the chef in you

The best recipe apps to channel the chef in you

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We now spend a lot of time on our mobile phones searching for recipes. Our new normal has led us to connect with our inner chefs. We’ve also learned that searching for recipes across the web on your mobile device can be a daunting task in itself. And nine times out of 10, when you find a recipe that looks good, you’re directed to a food blog where you have to scroll through pages of the author’s story about the history of the dish, where they got the ingredients from, what the food means to them, and other SEO filler. Not to mention the pop-up ads!

If you haven’t realized it yet, this is where the recipe app becomes very useful. In some cases, you’ll have to put up with ads (mostly in free apps), but in most cases, recipe apps are straightforward and to the point. They take you through the recipe, with a clear list of ingredients and how to prepare it. They have a photo of the finished product (which you hope you can match), and that’s it. Some apps also have specific video instructions to walk you through the cooking process. Unlike food blogs, you can choose to tap into additional content. Additionally, depending on the application, they have many other valuable features. Some apps are tailored to your dietary restrictions (vegetarian/vegan, keto, etc.).

In 2023 (roughly 2024), these apps will be an example of how technology can work for you, not the other way around. Note that some of the features described below may not be available in apps that charge for a premium subscription.

Kitchen Stories
Kitchen Stories

Kitchen Stories

If you rely on visual aids for almost anything (which most of us do), Kitchen Stories is the perfect app. Each recipe comes with step-by-step illustrated guides, and some even have video tutorials. They have an extensive recipe archive created by Kitchen Stories’ in-house chefs. You can save your favorite recipes and comment on them to give advice to other users. Another great feature of this app is its shopping list builder which you can export to your phone’s reminders. Kitchen Stories focuses on simple meals with simple ingredients. There’s also a lot of original content in the form of articles and videos that you can use for inspiration. In our opinion, Kitchen Stories is the best option for a free app that doesn’t require you to subscribe to the premium version.

price: free

BBC Good Food
BBC Good Food

BBC Good Food

Like the BBC TV programmes, the BBC Good Food app is an excellent source of live, unbiased recipes. The application contains an extensive library of more than 10,000 Recipes Submitted by users, Good Food professional chefs, and celebrity chefs. the Recipes It has clear, easy-to-understand step-by-step instructions. The app also features skills videos and expert tutorials to help you hone your skills in the kitchen. In addition, you can save and classify your favorites Recipes For easy access without an internet connection. The BBC Good Food app also makes it easy to share Recipes With family and friends. Best of all, the app is completely ad-free.

price: free

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tasting

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The great thing about recipe apps is the ability to share knowledge between users; Tasty has perfected this in their app. This app from Buzzfeed is designed for community interaction as it calls itself “the world’s largest food network.” There are sections to rate, comment and suggest modifications to recipes. Remember to take all comments with a grain of salt as they come primarily from amateur chefs. Another fun feature is to edit your tastes within the app and block recipes that don’t interest you. The app also features an AI assistant that can help you find what’s new Recipes Based on your preferences and tastes.

price: free

Forex vegetarian recipes app
Vegetarian thistle recipes

Vegetarian thistle recipes

From one of the leading vegan lifestyle websites, Forks Plant-Based Recipes is perfect for anyone trying to support or transition to a plant-based diet. The clean design and production value alone make this app worth the one-time cost to download. Also, our 600+ whole food recipe database, new weekly RecipesAnd the exportable grocery list option makes this app worthwhile. In addition, the application allows you to view your profile Recipes In landscape mode, so you can see your Recipes The step-by-step instructions are in full screen mode, so you don’t have to swipe back and forth to read the recipe.

price: $9.99 one-time fee

Food Network Kitchen
Food Network Kitchen

Food Network Kitchen

For whatever reason, we trust celebrities. While the verdict is still out on whether all celebrity chefs are actually chefs, you’ll need the Food Network Kitchen app if you want your recipes to come from Alton Brown or Giada De Laurentiis. It has a huge recipe database of more than 70,000 recipes Recipes Most of the same features as other apps. If you’re a Food Network addict, the great part of the app is that you can search Recipes Depending on show and air date. You can also watch shows and cooking classes through the app. Food Network also recently discontinued its premium subscription to the app, so all the features in the app are now available for free.

price: free

BigOven
BigOven

BigOven

If you need almost every online recipe at your disposal, and let’s face it, who doesn’t? BigOven is the app for you. BigOven lets you organize your recipe book from over half a million verified recipes across the web. You’ll have to upgrade to BigOven Pro to plan your meals for the week, access groups from BigOven’s professional chefs, search by dietary preferences or get nutritional insights. Even without the professional upgrade, BigOven is a great application that provides you with a range of features quickly and easily Recipes.

price: Premium Free version: $2.99 ​​per month; $24.99 per year

SideChef

SideChef

SideChef might be more appropriately called SousChef. Besides having detailed step-by-step instructions with pictures and videos, it has voice commands and timers. You get access to a wide network of culinary partners with a premium subscription, with unique recipes, tips and tutorials. SideChef lets you search by ingredient, and gives you an estimated cost breakdown for all ingredients Recipes, and partners with Walmart to deliver ingredients right to your door. And if you have a smart device, it’s compatible with over 2,000 CookAssist-enabled devices RecipesYou can also control your oven directly from the app. Just link your devices to your device and get cooking.

price: Premium Free version: $4.99 per month; $49.99 per year

New York Times Cooking
New York Times Cooking

New York Times Cooking

If you’re a fan of uniqueness, the New York Times cooking app is for you. Like the post, the content is verified by experts. All recipes come from professional chefs. They also offer video guides and tutorials for less experienced home cooks. You can save and rate easily Recipes I’ve tried and share comments with the community. The app is clean, well organized, and an excellent tool for upping your food game. It also has one vital feature for home cooks, which is the app’s always-on screen, so your phone won’t go dark when you’re trying to read a recipe and your hands are covered in food, so you can’t touch them. the screen.

price: Premium Free version: $4.99 per month; $39.99 per year

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He plays

We love the social aspect of Spilt. Basically, it’s a social media app for sharing recipes only; Spilt organizes all your online favorites Recipes All in one place that is easy to use and allows you to share with your friends and family through the app. So once you find a delicious recipe from one of the apps mentioned here, you can share it with your friends through the app.

Think of it like a virtual cookie swap party, but instead of getting dressed up and going out, you can swap recipes with your friends from the couch in your sweatpants. We call that winning.

price: free

Delicious application
Tasty

Tasty

According to Yummly’s website, the company’s mission is to be “the smartest, most useful food platform ever.” It’s a lofty goal, but one thing’s for sure: Yummly, the recipe and meal planning app, has plenty of content for aspiring home cooks. It offers recipe recommendations powered by an AI engine, a search function by ingredients to let you find a recipe for what you have on hand, and you can even save recipes to a digital cookbook. Premium version ($0.99 per month, $9.99 per year) lets you add notes to saved files Recipes Smart meal planning with integrated shopping lists.

price: Free Premium version is $0.99 per month; $9.99 per year

Now that you have all the recipes you need, make sure you have all the essential kitchen tools you need to cook.

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    (tags for translation) Food & Drink 

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