Cool Gourmand Apps
Everyone’s moving so quick these days it’s nice to know there is an “app for that” when it comes to getting your food and drink on.
Android Play/App Store
Free or 2.49 Month
You have your own recipe box you can take anywhere and even add your own recipes. It makes you grocery list for you and even has a calendar so you can plan your menus ahead. The free version is an alright place to get recipes but to get everything else you have to buy the monthly plan four 2.49 a month.
Real Chefs recommend their favorite places to eat. Currently the app really only applies to our larger North American cities like Chicago, LA, and Toronto. Too bad Naptown is not on the list yet.
Find local farmers markets and open times near you.
Find and share pictures of dishes at restaurants. A visual way to look for places to eat. The one drawback I noticed is that some restaurant owners spam the app with their own pictures making it difficult to find other restaurants in certain areas of your town.
Let’s you make grocery lists and it even throws digital coupons at you. You can enter the products for you grocery/store list with the keypad, your voice, or even by taking a picture of the barcode form an empty package. You can enter your store loyalty cards into the app so you don’t have to carry those around either. If everyone in the home is on the same account you can make updates to the lists and it will live update on their app. So if you send someone to the store to pick something up and you forgot to tell them to get some milk too you just update your app and it shows up in their list.
How to Cook Everything is a digital cookbook. It has recipes collected in neat categories like most popular and quick dinners. It has a search function too. Essentials has the recipes and is free but if you want more control and helpful kitchen tips you may want to drop the $9.99 for the upgrade.
Get mixed drink recipes based of the ingredients you have in your home.
Instantly make reservations at your favorite restaurants.
When you just have to find the closest pizza joint Pizza Compass will get you there. Just go the direction the slice is pointed!
Split a bill simply by taking a picture of it and then selection the items you ordered. Tab takes care of the math. The downside is that it does involve a bit of set up and takes some time to covert the imge into text. Once done it is pretty darn neat though.
A useful app for figuring the tip. It can split the bill evenly with other and even rounds up or down if you prefer.
Take a picture of the label on your wine bottle and Vivino will use it’s image recognition software to bring up all the info on that bottle. You can even keep track, rate, shop, and share your feelings about a wine with your friends too.
Any recipe on any site is now at your fingertips! Use this app to find recipes and keep them in your Zip List recipe box for easy access later. It also populates a shopping list with the ingredients from the recipes you pick for that day or week.
From the Tiny Kitchen