This time of year can prove stressful in the kitchen. You already survived cooking for Thanksgiving, but you have so much to do in the days leading up to Christmas. Take a little bit of the stress off yourself this year and use your tablet or smartphone to identify new recipes for the big meals coming up. We have five of the best virtual cookbook recipe apps listed here, and all of them are FREE:
Epicurious: Over 28,000 recipes are here for the taking, all of which were written and tested by chefs at top magazines like Gourmet and Bon Appetit. Keep an eye out for the “Recipe of the Day” for a starting point.
All Recipes Video Cookbook: This app includes professional-quality videos that show you how to follow recipes in a step-by-step manner. Like following a Youtube video, you can pause, rewind, and go at whatever pace works for you. Also, your ingredients will be displayed prominently alongside the video. This app is for iTunes only.
Gojee: You can find recipes here from more than 200 of the world’s food and drink bloggers. You can search based on categories to make it simpler (i.e. Vegan, Gluten-free, Non-alcoholic, etc.) This app is also for iTunes only.
Food52 Hotline: Inspired by the Butterball Turkey Talk-Line, this is like Cha-Cha for chefs. The app allows you to ask kitchen questions that will be answered quickly by experienced home cooks. Again, iTunes only on this app.
Whole Foods Market Recipes: Kind of like Gojee, you can search by categories on this app. What makes it unique is that all the recipes use the sort of natural and organic foods you would expect from Whole Foods Market. You can also search with up to three ingredients you have to find recipes using those ingredients. Finally, this app is also just for iTunes.
We want to say thank you to ecoXplorer who provided the researched information in this post.