The Top 5 Apps to Use in the Kitchen
It should come as no surprise to hear that 28% of Americansor nearly a thirdsay they dont know how to cook. But according to research, those who cook meals at home usually eat healthier and consume fewer calories. Plus, we already know how much time and money you can save by cooking at home. If youre one of the many who resolved to use your apartment kitchen this year, you might not know where to start. But fear not! Weve compiled a list of our five favorite apps to help you make the transition from PB+J novice to master chef a breeze. 1. The Photo Cookbook. This app provides a beautiful visual walkthrough that takes the linguistic interpretation out of cooking. No more wondering what they really mean by venting potatoes. No more wondering which direction to cut a tomato. Youll have a guided tour thats just as much fun to look at as it is to bring to life. 2. Escoffier Cooks Companion. Weve all been there before. No matter how much we prepare, our precious Pyrex container disappears the moment our back is turned. This app features a built-in timer and unit converters. It even features a handy equipment database so youll always know how to use hundreds of kitchen utensilsno matter how intimidating they are. 3. Gojee. In the mood to cook but too cozy for a run to the grocery store? This app finds recipes that match the ingredients you already have. So if youre trying to figure out what the heck you can do with a bag of cereal, a salmon, and kale, this app is a great resource. 4. Allrecipes Dinner Spinner. Wouldnt it be nice if there was an app that could just scan what you already have and then make a shopping list of what you need for your recipe? Thankfully, someone had an idea. Just scan the barcodes of what youve already got and youre ready to get the rest. 5. Substitutions. From allergies to food preferences, this comprehensive app gives you substitution ideas whenever you need them the most. Whether you want your recipe to be low-sodium or gluten-free, just flat out hate cheese, or want to switch things up, this is the app for you.