Great recipe apps
In days of yore, the only way to read recipe collections was by looking in a cookbook. But times have changed, and the internet is now a vast source for recipes. Even better are the fantastic apps available, so you can have recipes at your fingertips via your smartphone or iPad.
Here are some of the best food apps currently available that enable you to access your favourite recipe collections anytime, anywhere:
- Great British Chefs (iPhone, iPad: £2.99): this beautifully produced app features menus from some of the UK’s top chefs, including Marcus Wareing and Shaun Rankin. A mix of everyday recipes and techniques, and more complicated dishes for the initiated, it’s a must-have app.
- BBC Good Food (iPhone, iPad; Android: Free): a great app for the everyday home cook. This is a one-stop shop for recipes, tips and tools that allows you to organise your favourite recipes and create shopping lists. There is also a Good Food Healthy recipes pack for £1.79.
- Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals (iPhone, iPad, Android: £4.99): easy to follow, quick recipes from celebrity chef and national treasure Jamie Oliver. It includes an interactive shopping guide.
- Gordon Ramsay Cook With Me (iPhone; iPad: £4.99): this app offers a decent combination of midweek meals and restaurant style recipes to experiment with at the weekend. All recipes come with a video of Gordon cooking and there are other videos of techniques to browse.
- Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List (iPhone, Android and iPad £1.99): Drawing on an impressive range of recipes from the American magazines Gourmet and Bon Appetit, this is a useful library of recipes for all courses, seasons and ingredients.