The best iPad recipe apps
Personally I recommend choosing for downloading on your iPad not those apps which are just copies of well-known culinary books in a digital form but the programs that can offer really unique based on users’ recommendations and ratings databases of recipes. In such way you can really spend few bucks profitably. So the top of my personal favorite recipe apps for iPad looks in the following way:
1. Cookmate ($0.99)
The main function of Cookmate will let you pick up recipes depending on the available food in the kitchen, and automatically create a list of the missing ingredients. The program can even help to indicate the time of cooking, you can add your own photos to recipes in this application and share your favorite recipes on Facebook or send them via SMS or email.
2. Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List (free)
Epicurious Recipes and Shopping List repeats the store f success of the website with the same title that has the massive database of recipes (over 30,000). Keep in mind that you will need to sign up for the website before using this application. There is also a function of "Favorites", "Shopping list", sharing with social networks, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
The interesting feature of this culinary app for an iPad is the access to the surveys of chefs and a bunch of advanced search options. For example, you can change to search recipes by the filter according to certain seasons of a years, a list of ingredients, a holiday or rating.
3. Whole Foods Market Recipes (free)
Whole Foods Market Recipes is a free and huge collection of recipes for healthy food lovers. You can search both by filtering recipes by ingredients or your dietary preferences (gluten-free, low count of calories, vegan/vegetarian cuisine, etc). There is the information section on the composition of every recipe the database of this app has. The program is also capable to automatically generate a shopping list, taking into account the necessary amount of food - can be edited manually. And of course there is available sharing or recipes via email, Facebook or Twitter.
4. Culinary Fundamentals HD (only iPad, $0.99)
Culinary Fundamentals HD is the collection of 260 professional training videos you can find if you install only on your iPad Culinary Fundamentals in HD. Created by professionals with years of experience and the licensed chefs this program offers to become a student and learn how to prepare culinary masterpieces after the recipes gathered from around the world. Now you can get access to video lessons for improving your cooking skills on your iPad.
Among other features of Culinary Fundamentals HD are: more than 260 videos with detailed instructions on how to cook really unusual and delicious meals, learn more about knife skills, cooking fish fillets, shellfish cooking and more. 7 categories of the app’s menu will help you to choose from where to start your cooking education. All video tutorials from this app are currently used in hundreds of culinary schools around the world.
5. BigOven’s 250,000+ Recipes and Grocery List (free)
There are still more popular applications, such as, BigOven (called after the popular website with a massive database of diverse recipes – more than 250,000 in fact and still counting), which has been downloaded more than 2 million times. The iPhone’s version of the application is free, but there is a specially designed HD version of the application for an iPad, costing $9.99.
The highlight of BigOven’s app is a user library of recipes, which has more than 250 thousand of recipes, which is more than in any cookbook you can ever find. Despite the fact that as with any other user's recipe collection, there is no guarantee that all recipes will be equally good using of this application will definitely let you improve your cooking skills and comment on really good recipes like other users of this app do.
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