Do you know the secret of your grandmother’s pickle or your
mother’s thanksgiving turkey? Yes, there could be a special ingredient, a
mantra that you have not been told or just the nostalgia of the entire
experience that makes you so fond of those amazing home cooked meals. In
reality, the secret of great cooking is experience. No one, including grannies
and mummies, can become a great cook overnight. You need to perfect the art of
cooking, from choosing the right ingredients to knowing the exact quantities
and you need to be skilled at blending, marinating and garnishing. You must be
an expert at timing. Use a bit more salt or a bit more sauce and your dish can
get spoiled. Cook for two additional minutes and the dish will taste different.
Only years of trials and errors, practicing and perfecting can make one a great
Given the scarcity of time and the lack of practice, you may
be at your wit’s end in the kitchen. You perhaps don’t have the grand recipes
of yesteryears. You perhaps don’t have enough knowledge. Fortunately, you can
get everything you need to prepare food at home, in apps. Here are some great
apps to prepare food at home.
is one of the many free recipe apps that you can download. The app is your
gateway to more than 350,000 recipes. You can get a single recipe, an entire
meal plan, you could get a grocery list and you can also check specific kinds
of food as per the dietary requisites. You can plan the meals ahead to have a
schedule including reminders so you can cook exactly what you had planned on a
certain day for a particular meal. The app also has some great ways to use
is another free cooking app. It searches the net and gets you some amazing
recipes from popular and not so well known sources. You can look for recipes
specific to a certain occasion, for kids or with a particular ingredient as the
highlight. The recipes obviously have lists of ingredients and also photos. You
would also get stepwise directions so you are never alone or without guidance
while cooking. There is a smart time in the app which will allow you to cook a
dish to perfection.
Network is available as an app so all your favorite chefs’ most celebrated
recipes are at your fingertips. You also get a unit converter in the app that
can help you with measurements and scaling up or down a dish is a cakewalk. The
app also has user reviews so you don’t have to try another experimental dish
without knowing if it is a hit already.
is an app for home cooks who have a bit of experience. Every cook will make
unique changes to a recipe and the food will taste different. You can account
for these changes in your own recipes and keep them safe yet available at all
times using this app.
Plate is essentially a vegan cooking app. You may want a gluten free meal
or a completely vegan dish. This is your richest source of information in the
world of apps.