The Best Cooking And Recipe Apps For iPhone

The Best Cooking And Recipe Apps For iPhone

Cooking with your iPhone is a lot tastier when you have the right recipes and culinary techniques. Here’s our list of the best apps for turning your iPhone into a pocket sous chef.

Cook’s Illustrated

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Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

Epicurious Dinner Spinner

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Whole Foods Market Recipes

Whole Foods Market Recipes

How to Cook Everything

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Honourable Mentions

Cooking apps have a certain popularity on the iPhone, but many of them get really niche and specific. That doesn’t make them any less awesome if they suit your needs, but maybe less appealing to the general population. Here are our honourable mentions for the food category, featuring some more specific apps that are nonetheless really great.

  • Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals ($10) – A bit pricey, but it may be worth what you get. 20 Minute Meals is basically an interactive cookbook by Jamie Oliver that takes you through the process of making good food fast. The interface is elegant and intuitive with step-by-step photography, items you can cross off your list and several video tips to help you out along the way.
  • Locavore ($4) – Finding local food is becoming a popular trend, but finding what you want, when it’s in season, can be a little challenging. Locavore was designed specifically to help you find in-season, local food.
  • Harvest ($2.49) – Harvest helps you select the best produce. It’s basically a database of information that’ll guide you in the grocery store when you need to check an avocado for ripeness or the maturity of a melon.
  • Ratio ($6) – Ratio lets you forgo traditional recipes and just cook with what you’ve got. So long as you have all the ingredients, Ratio will help you calculate how much of each you can use.
  • BigOven (Free) – While BigOven may not give you the 170,000 of the best recipes around, it definitely wins on variety. As a free app, it’s really a great way to find pretty much any recipe you’re looking for.

Got any favourite iPhone cooking apps? Let’s hear ’em in the comments!


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