Store Recipes As Contacts In Your Phone For Easy Access

Store Recipes As Contacts In Your Phone For Easy Access
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Perhaps you have a meticulously organised Notes app, a framed poster of all your favourite recipe cards, or a mind like a steel trap that stores your go-to cooking ratios down to the teaspoon. Must be nice!

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For the rest of us, even the simplest foray into cooking can mean a last-minute scramble to wipe off your hands and grab a laptop, cookbook or recipe card to make sure we’re not about to add a disastrous amount of chilli powder to that pot of soup.

Over the weekend, food writer Adam Erace posited a rather brilliant solution: For recipes or conversion ratios you find yourself using all the time, store them as contacts in your phone for easy access

It could get cumbersome if you lean on this too heavily, sure, but to be able — mid-onion-chop — to jab your phone with an elbow and tell Siri, “Read me the contact information for tomato sauce,” might make life in the kitchen just that much easier.


  • Then one fateful day your phone displays an incoming call from “Auntie Verna’s Coconut Fingers”

  • I nominate this post as “The dumbest thing I have ever read on LifeHacker”.

    Then again, if you’ve got no friends, I suppose that you should use your contacts for something.

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