Jul 31 2011
The iPhone and iPad are quickly becoming an alternative to traditional printed material, including cooking recipes.
Icook2day’s Favourite Recipes is an iPhone App which comes supplied with 70 recipes, about the same as you would expect in a traditional cookbook, which covers all types of courses from soup and side dishes to mains.
Each section contains several recipes, with each recipe broken down into easy to follow steps, if you hold your iPhone in portrait mode you are presented with the directions listed in steps. If you turn your iPhone into landscape mode each step is presented a page at a time, many with an accompanying photograph of the step.
Where the Icook2day’s iPhone app really has an advantage over a traditional cookbook is that it helps you organise and put together a complete menu and associated shopping list.
You simply tick a box next to the recipe you are going to prepare and the dish is transferred to your menu, and all the required ingredients are added to a shopping list, add more courses to your menu and your shopping list grows. A nice feature is that you can view your shopping list either by recipe or by location on the shopping aisle which makes shopping easier and quicker, and because it’s stored on your iPhone you don’t need to carry paper and pen around with you.
The app also includes a number of advice videos to help improve your cooking skills.
There are other apps available in the app store which have similar functionality to Icook2days apps, but none do it better, and whilst there isn’t a household name attached, the app is only £0.69.
Icook2day’s Favourite Recipes is easy to use, works well and great value for money. Before you spend more money on licensed products you should consider this app first.