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Bringing Technology to the Kitchen

September 23, 2011
Bringing Technology to the Kitchen

I recently decided to treat myself to an IPod Touch. Since I’ve made that purchase, I often spend my evenings browsing through the thousands of applications devices like IPod Touch, IPad or a Smart Phone have to offer, so I asked myself “I wonder if I could find some interesting free cooking applications to try out”. And I did, here are 6 free applications that will have you grilling, searing and chopping ingredients on your cutting board to prepare new and delicious meals you have never thought of before.

A spin off application from the site of the same name, this little program contains more than 25 000 recipes ready for you to consult. The recipes are neatly organized and the easy to follow instructions make cooking a cinch!

2-Dinner Spinner:
With this application, you can sort out what recipes interest you most by specifying the type of meal, ingredients and total preparation time you want to spend cooking. People who already tried some of the recipes can rate them for other users to see. Special filters can also be applied to find recipes that are tailored to a specific diet (vegetarian or gluten-free).

3-Ciculon Cooks:
While this application also has recipes than can be consulted, it also offers guidelines on how to use specific cooking techniques in your kitchen. Videos detailing the techniques can be watched right from the application. Learn tips and tricks on how to sauté, stew and sear delicious and healthy food right from your device.

4-Simply Organic:
As its name implies, this application has over 1400 natural and organic recipes for you to browse through. Each recipe is composed of only wholesome and healthy ingredients. Some of the more interesting features of this application is that it offers coupons to help you save on groceries and it also has a geo-locator that will direct you to the nearest retailer where you can get the ingredients that you need.

5-Omaha Steaks Steak Time:
This is the application for the meat lover of your house. Like the other applications, it contains many recipes sorted by title, category and ingredient. Notes can be taken directly on the recipes to make sure you remember everything you did when you tried it out for the first time. Also, this application has a grilling timer that will help you serve your meals right on time. The BBQ master of your house will be able to prefect his technique with tips and videos that will teach him on to perfectly cook a steak every time.

6-My Cooking Coach HD:
This virtual little cook book contains more than 200 recipes created by a culinary school in collaboration with renowned nutritionists. High resolution photos provide step by step instructions on how to cook the recipes and they are narrated by a professional narrator to direct you every step of the way. Fill out your profile and enjoy a set of recipes that will suit your habits and tastes. The tools included in this application are a calendar to plan your meals, a shopping list and a unit converter to insure that you don’t mess up your dosage in the kitchen.





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