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6 Cooking Apps That Every Foodie Needs To Download Immediately

By katedemolder

December 20, 2016 at 12:18am


Always have either your phone or food in your hand? Ever thinking of marrying the two? Here's the list to achieve just that, my friend.

Apps have been built for you, the hungry consumer, to make your life and general food experience easier. What a time to be alive.

We've done some digging and found some of the very best foodie applications for you to enjoy. Happy noshing.

1. Boiled Egg Timer

If you've ever experienced a prematurely boiled egg, then this will be your saving grace. 

What is it? Boiled Egg Timer is exactly what it says on the tin. It times your eggs when you boil them, and ensures cooking through to perfection.

Why is it so good? Because you'll never have bad eggs again. Simple. 

How much? Nada.

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2. Side Chef

The quiet and helpful sous chef you've always wanted.

What is it? Side Chef is a cooking app, aiding you through every means necessary to whip up the perfect meal. 

Why is it so good? The app makes cooking accessible, easy and fun at any skill level by providing you with step-by-step photos, instructions and voice commands.

How much? Nothing at all.

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3. Yummly

What is it? Yummly is an app that tells you what you want to eat, for all the times when you can't quite put your finger on it.

Why is it so good? The app takes into account your dietary restrictions and tastes in order to help you discover recipes that you might find interesting. So basically, it stores in its database what you do and don't like, and offers stellar suggestions.

How much? Not a cent.  

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4. Tender 

Tinder for foodies. No, really. 

What is it? Tender is a social food app providing the easiest way to source the world’s most beautiful and delicious culinary delights.

Why is it so good? Tender serves up the most beautiful dishes straight from kitchens around the world for your viewing and cooking pleasure, and their swipe feature makes it easy to find exactly what you're looking for.

How much? €0.00. 

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5. Epicurious

Not sure what to make? Epicurious has you covered... 

What is it? Epicurious is an app which features more than 30,000 recipes sorted into convenient categories

Why is it so good? The recipe search and categories makes it an easy discovery tool, and a digital recipe box allows you to save your favourite recipes as you see fit. 

As well as all that, seasonal recipe collections, a seasonal ingredient finder, a hands-free cook mode and a smart timer are all included. 

How much? Nuffink. 

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6. Riverford Veg 

Trying to add more vegetables into your diet? Get this app int'ya. 

What is it? Riverford Veg is a recipe app making veg the star of the show.

Why is it so good? Riverford Veg takes what you have in the fridge and suggests all sorts of vegetable dishes you can make out of them. 

And, they're not just salads. Anything from healthy dinner recipes to slow cooked suppers can be whipped up with this bad boy.

How much? Zero monies. 

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