The iPhone has some seriously great apps for cooks – apps that can do everything from help you make the perfect risotto, to finding the right wine to match it. Here are our Top 10:
1) 20 Minute Meals – Jamie Oliver ($7.99). 55 brand new recipes from the cheeky celebrity chef himself. Featuring 21 exclusive videos and step-by-step photos for every dish, 20 Minute Meals will help you whip up some amazing meals in no time.
2) Grocery IQ ($0.99). Helps you build shopping lists quickly and easily, with barcode scanning, predictive search and a database featuring literally millions of items. Grocery IQ sorts your list into categories by aisle, making your trip to the supermarket even more efficient.
3) Kitchen Calculator Pro ($0.99). Take all the headache out of kitchen conversions with this handy calculator app. Convert metric measures to imperial (and vice versa), scale your recipes up or down and view all the results in standard cooking fractions (1/2 cup, 1/3 cup etc).
4) Weber’s on the Grill ($4.99). Nothing says BBQ like a Weber, and with 250 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for marinades, rubs and sauces, this app is sure to get you fired up for some grilling.
5) Fromage ($2.99). With over 750 cheeses, Fromage is the app for people who are serious about cheese. Search for cheeses by region, texture and milk type – Fromage will even match your cheese to a contemporary wine.
6) Seafood Guide (Free) – Make sure your next fish purchase is eco-friendly with the Seafood Guide from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. Find the best fish available in your region and work out if your buying from sustainable or over-fished stock.
7) Locavore ($2.99). Helps you find the best in-season produce in your area, all year round. You can use GPS or enter your zip code to find healthy food options grown locally. Locavore can even point you to nearby farmers markets where you can pick up some super fresh fruit & veg.
8) Wine Ph.D ($4.99). Search wines from all of the worlds great wine-growing regions, including France, Australia, Italy and the Napa Valley. Get food pairing recommendations, view wine ratings, winemaker notes and stay on top of the best-value buys around.
9) Food Guide ($3.99). Find yourself lost trying to decipher the menu at a French restaurant? Have no fear – look up the details of over 1500 common European food products and ingredients with the Food Guide. Each comes with a description and its uses in cooking, available in five languages – English, Spanish, French, German or Italian.
10) Whole Foods Market Recipes (Free). Search this useful app for some healthy recipe options, with all-natural and organic ingredients. Recipe options include vegan, gluten-free, low-fat and vegetarian – all with easy to read instructions and nutrition information.