Caucasian Cuisine: iPhone App Video Review
We aren’t exactly shy about the fact that we love foodie applications. Maybe it’s something about combining the best of technology with the best of the real world, but we’ll go for anything that’s soaked in recipes, food lists, and gorgeous, scrumptious pictures. With that in mind, we can’t help but fawn a bit over Caucasian Cuisine, by developer OctoberSoft. The app provides a unique list of dishes to satisfy even the most stringent of dietitians, and considering Caucasian Cuisine also comes with a cart, a timer, and social networking integration, we think it’s easily one of the best dumplings in the pot.
Concept and Functionality
If you’ve ever seen another recipe app for the iPhone, than you are already aware of what Caucasian Cuisine has to offer. The title provides a list of some 200+ recipes, including ingredients, general instructions, and a seductively brilliant finished photograph. Each of the app’s recipes is displayed in a stacks style list that can be scrolled through to make a selection. Once a meal has been chosen, the ingredients are given in an orderly fashion, while all the extraneous information is kept below. It’s quick, simple, and helps elevate your cooking to Iron Chef status.
Each of the app’s (mostly Eastern Block) dishes can be saved as a favorite for viewing later, or can be posted to either Facebook or Twitter. We very greatly appreciated the fact that social networking integration comes stock, as we’re big fans of letting our friends know what we’re eating—especially when they’re stuck at work!
We also thought it particularly brilliant that OctoberSoft thought to include a timer and a cart menu. The cart can be loaded with grocery items, a la Remember the Milk, while the timer is exactly what it sounds like. Both help the cooking process, and both make the app all the more useful.
Design and Layout
As much as we love Caucasian Cuisine’s simple design—especially the heavy use of stacks and listed items—we can’t help but pine for a little more organization. The app already allows users to sort through dishes by genre, including soups, main courses, sweets and desserts. However, we’d like the option to also simply search for a listing. That being said, the included Helper, which uses what you’ve got in the cabinet, is a pleasant touch.
At two dollars in the App Store, the price is absolutely spot-on for Caucasian Cuisine. Considering the app comes with more than two hundred unique recipes to try, as well as several cute amenities, there’s no reason in the world to delay your foodie splendor. Spring for Caucasian Cuisine now!
Caucasian Cuisine requires iOS 3.2 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.
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