The iCookbook app includes more than 2,000 recipes specially selected by our editors, all from the family-friendly food brands you know and trust. Each recipe can be made with easy-to-find ingredients, has been kitchen-tested and features a beautiful full-color photo.
iCookbook enables home cooks to find—not just search for—great recipes that they can prepare with confidence.
When I was contacted a few days ago about taking a look at the new app iCookbook, I jumped at the chance. There are few things I love as much as looking at recipes and getting new ideas for dinner. I honestly could look through multiple cookbooks every day just because I enjoy seeing the ingredients as well as the pictures. In addition, I don't love to cook the same old boring meals every week, so I get very excited when I discover a new recipe or two that my picky family might like.
While I do love looking through actual cookbooks and I don't think that will ever go totally away, I've found that I've been turning more often to my computer (and for the past year or so, my iPad) to get new recipes. I have downloaded a few apps for my iPad and they are okay, but it wasn't until I played around with iCookbook that I finally found an app that really exceeded my expectations.
And you don't have to just take my word for it. iCookbook has already received loads of recognition including:
- Named by Apple as the best of the iPad Lifestyle category in App Store Rewind 2011
- New York Times winner of the Pogie Awards celebrating the year’s best innovation technology
- 2012 Appy Awards winner in the Cooking category by Media Post
- Macworld Appalooza Top 25 placement on Greatest Apps of All Time contest
- 2011 Best App Ever Award winner by 148apps.com
- Mom’s Choice Awards Gold Recipient
Another really cool thing about iCookbook is that it really is an all-in-one cooking tool. I can search for recipes by almost anything including top rated, dish, ingredient, theme, cuisine, occasion, and even brand. If I find a recipe I like, I can also easily share it on Facebook or email a friend. There are also conversion and substitution charts along with a built-in timer and some how-to videos.
And finally, one of the best things about iCookbook is how it presents the directions for the recipe. It divides the recipe into steps (like many cookbooks), but it also shows what's next down below the current step. And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the Voice Command function. Rather than touching the Next button with my dirty hands, I can just say, "Two" to see the second step. So awesome, right?
Check out this video to see how cool iCookbook is. It really says it better than I ever could!
iCookbook is available for the iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows 8. You can purchase the iCookbook app for your iPhone or iPad for $4.99 from iTunes. Check out the iCookbook website for how to purchase the other platforms. I think that's a terrific bargain when you compare that with the price of cookbooks!
I loved playing with the iCookbook app and I can't wait to start testing some of the recipes. As far as I'm concerned, this is a must-have for any one who loves to cook (or even some one who enjoys looking at recipes!)
Thanks to Appency and iCookbook for providing a review copy of this very useful app.
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