Apps For The Foodie

Posted on: 12:13 pm, September 11, 2012, by , updated on: 03:53pm, September 11, 2012

(KTVI) – You hear it all the time: “there’s an app for that.” Well now there is app for all the foodies out there. Matt Baliva from Verizon Wireless shows us how useful a tablet or smartphone can be while cooking.

Cookbooks are great. What foodie doesn’t love leisurely browsing cookbooks filled with tempting recipes and delightful photography? But with the right mobile apps, smartphones and tablets are the new cookbook.

Mobile apps are more versatile than books and can hold thousands of recipes, corresponding shopping lists and tutorials at your fingertips. Here is a list of some wonderful – and free –mobile apps you might be interested in trying out.

Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List offers a huge library of recipes lifted from the pages of Bon Appetit, Gourmet, and other respectable sources, most of which are accompanied by delicious photos. Compatible with Apple and Android wireless devices. Dinner Spinner is a great mobile app for those nights you have trouble coming up with dinner ideas. It includes thousands of user-submitted recipes, and you can shake your device anytime to see a new random recipe. Compatible with Apple and Android wireless devices.

Whole Foods Market Recipes mobile app lets you search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions. You can also enter up to 3 items you have on hand to find recipes using those ingredients.  Compatible with all wireless Apple devices.

Simply Organic Recipes is a simple mobile app that makes it easy to serve healthy and wholesome meals. Like the mobile app, Simply Organic includes a random recipe generator if you just need a quick dinner idea. Compatible with all wireless Apple devices.