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After doing some research here and here and here and here and here for starters, some apps came up again and again and those are the ones we are featuring here. Put your fave apps and why they are faves in the comments section and will keep this updated as part of foodie resources.
Epicurious. This was app was mentioned in almost every article we looked at. We have also used it and we love it and it's free, which we love even more. And it's available on various devices not just the apple monopoly. Loads of recipes and categories and ways in which to organize your cooking life better. Do note that in order to save and sync recipes you may need to buy the recipe sync app otherwise when updating the app, you might lose all your info. They have free videos and podcasts as well. Free(ish).
How to cook everything. This app is based on the book by Mark Bittman, a much loved foodie who gives good nutrition advice (oft quoted to me in my Health Coaching course). App brought to our attention by Aid Source Foodie member Ella Gray (thanks, Ella!) and so far, we love it. You DO have to pay for it but it's worth it. USD 4.99
Whole Foods Market Recipes. As it self describes: "Looking for healthy and delicious food? Search Whole Foods Market Recipes for recipes featuring the finest natural and organic foods. You can search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every Whole Foods Market recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions." Free.
Cook's Illustrated. If you are a member of Cook's Illustrated you get more recipes but it comes with video, and a nifty kitchen timer and if you aren't in the field but standing in line at an American grocery store can tell you which brand of product is rated higher. Their tag line is: We make the mistakes so that you don't have to, and it's true. I love their website already so having this app makes field cooking all that much better. Free.
Ratio. Excellent for those of us who need cook with what we have. As it says: Free yourself from recipes! Ratio will help you calculate amounts of ingredients in all the fundamental culinary preparations. When you know a ratio, you don’t know a recipe, you know 1,000. And this application does all the calculating for you. USD 4.99.
8,500 Drink + Cocktails Recipes for Free. We need this because we are aid workers who don't have drinking problems but love to show off when we can make up cool sounding and different drinks. It's our trademark party drink. You need this app. Free
Pepperplate. Suggested by Michael Keizer, who is a serious foodie. Great to take your recipes offline with you. As described by the people at Pepperplate: the only app for serious cooks - it has all the tools you need to cook weeknight dinners or host a dinner party for 12. Manage your recipes, create menus, shop with ease and cook like a pro. Free
(Blog last updated March 26, 2012)