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Since it was mentioned on the Today Show in October, Yummly has been in the spotlight as an app to watch. I’m always skeptical about crowd-sourced recipe apps, but this one got my attention with its smart search capabilities. Yummly connects users with a vast amount of recipes from sites across the web, but what’s more, the app learns your tastes as you use it, providing you with more personalized search results over time.

Is Yummly the most powerful recipe app on the planet, or just another average recipe app? Keep reading to find out.


The holiday season is stressful for all involved, in more ways that one. There’s shopping, family get-togethers and all that cooking. No one understands this more than the family chef, the person responsible for pulling off a beautiful meal that everyone, with all their peculiarities of preference, will love. And it’s best, of course, if the whole undertaking appears effortless.

Recipe/social cookbook app Foodily can’t finish up your holiday shopping or get that one string of lights to stop blinking already, but it can lend a hand when it comes to putting together a piping hot feast. A powerful search, recipes with user comments and pictures, and lots of advice from celebrity chefs are all on the table with Foodily. (more…)

Have you ever been to a restaurant, tried something new and then forgotten what you had to eat the next time you stop by? I know that I have (which is rare, given my standard order) and I’ve definitely forgotten what my girlfriend’s favorite order is, leading to confused stares and a lot of frantic searching as I tear through the menu.

Evernote Food is here to help. A new app that syncs to your Evernote account, Evernote Food wants to be your personal food journal, ensuring that you never forget that excellent meal that you had. Does the app perform as promised, or am I stuck in the same spot as before? Let’s find out.


Remember when owning a recipe collection required a huge binder, innumerable stacks of index cards or at least a modest library of cookbooks? With your iPhone, you can wave goodbye to cumbersome recipe collection techniques and carry thousands of recipes in your pocket.

Today we’ve compiled a list of twenty of the best recipe apps for iPhone, including several from world-famous chefs like Jamie Oliver, Rachel Ray and Gordon Ramsay. Whether you’re a novice chef or a true artist in the kitchen, download one or two of these apps and you’ll be well on your way to culinary bliss.


Today we have a real treat for you in the form of an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming iPad app, Appetites. We first got a glimpse of the app in action at Macworld Expo last month and I’ve been begging the developers to send me a pre-release copy ever since.

At heart, Appetites is a recipe app. In practice, it’s unlike any recipe app you’ve ever seen and will likely heavily influence this entire genre for the better for years to come. Want to see what all the fuss is about? Let’s take a look.


You heard right, Jamie Oliver has a shiny new App.

Whether you are a massive Jamie fan (you know who you are), happened to quite like Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals, have tried cooking using your iPhone but aren’t convinced, or simply feed yourself regularly, then read on and join the revolution!

Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Pepperplate. The developer describes Pepperplate as an app that “manages all of your recipes, menus and schedules – online and on the iPad. Pepperplate is the first system that works the way you do – online and in the kitchen – import recipes from your favorite sites, create your own categories and cook multiple recipes at the same time on the iPad cook panel.”

Read on for more information and screenshots!


This article reviews Paprika, an easy to use recipe manager, cookbook and grocery list generator for the iPad. Created by Hindsight Labs, this app is built on the founded experience the company has in creating custom software for the restaurant industry and was created with both home and executive chef’s in mind.

When the iPad was first released, people looked closely at the tablet design and touch screen interface to wonder how and why people would use it. One of the first things that came to the minds of many iOS developers was the kitchen. Never before had a relatively inexpensive, internet-connected device been available that supported everything home cooks and professional chefs needed. Where large desktop computers, fragile laptops and small screen mobile devices have failed, the iPad was quickly seen as a viable option to replace hand written cookbooks and hard to maintain recipe cards.


Nigella’s Quick Collection is a recipe app on steroids. It has a beautiful interface, plenty of features and 70 great recipes. Whether you’re a novice baker or a serious chef, this app has something for you.

Does all this hype make up for the hefty price tag? Read on to find out!


We’re continuing our focus on food this week, looking at one of the most popular cookery applications available on the App Store. Jamie Oliver’s 20 Minute Meals is a wonderfully designed app for finding new recipes, buying the basic ingredients for good cooking, and organising your kitchen.

Today I’ll be investigating 20 Minute Meals and looking at what’s included in the application. Is it worth the high selling price of $7.99? Absolutely. Read on to find out why!