Think Yelp is the be-all and end-all of food and dining websites and apps? Think again! A new crop of mobile apps dedicated to home chefs and avid diners are looking to change the way we find, prepare, share and experience food, and we’ve rounded up several that are sure to help you get the most out of your meal.
Posting your best food photos to Instagram may be a treat for your followers, but saving them to Evernote Food instead could be even more useful for you. Using a similar interface to Evernote’s standard productivity app, Evernote Food lets users save pictures of dishes along with notes, share recipes with friends and family and discover new eateries all within the app.
The Personal Chef
Once you get over the sticker shock, you’ll wonder how you ever caramelized, julienned or parboiled before downloading the Professional Chef - The Culinary Institute of America’s Official Cooking, Baking, and Recipe eBook. Hailed as one of the most detailed and informative cooking apps available, users have access to 100 video tutorials by professional chefs and hundred of photos. The app may be pricey, but it’s a small price to pay to have a cooking school on your phone.
Launched after raising more than $15,000 through Kickstarter, Sidechef walks users through preparing select dishes and rewards frequent users with a badge and incentive program. Perfect for recipe bloggers that want to gain exposure, Sidechef lets users follow and interact with their favorite registered cooks while learning new recipes.