The 10 Best apps for foodies
Whether you’re in search of roasting tips or just want to find the perfect pint, we’ve got the hi-tech tools for the job...
Samuel Muston is deputy editor & food editor of The Independent Magazine. He writes a weekly food column – On the Menu – which appears in The Independent on Friday and i on Monday. And also travel and general features. Follow him on Instagram at @smuston
Friday 24 August 2012
1. Steak Master
Know how you like your steak in a restaurant, but can't replicate it at home? This lets choose your cooking method, enter the steak's thickness and get a great result.
2. Wine and Food Pairing
A wine and food pairing app is never going to be infallible – but this isn't bad. Delve into 75 food categories and find out what wine's will (and won't) go well with them.
3. Teach me sushi
This one gives users 13 step-by-step video guides to creating the perfect sushi. It breaks the tricky bits down, explaining them concisely and with enthusiasm.
A good way to get into foraging, this provides a list of common leaves, flowers and stems, with details to help you identify them.You can also record where you found what.
5. Everynote Food
Lets you capture those precious food moments. So if you pick up a good tip, you punch it in here, like pictures of dishes in restaurants you want to try at home.
6. Craft Beer London
The foodie skill you're picking up here is for some an essential one: where to get a good pint in London. Beer writer Will Hawkes guides us to the best in town.
7. What Additives
Is E476 really a necessary part of a chocolate bar? This encyclopaedic app explains those oblique numbers and letters listed as the ingredients on the back of packs.
8. Simply Good Fish
An app from the chap behind Channel 4's Lakes on a Plate. You get a few recipes, but it's more about his videos and the option to email the man himself.
9. River Cottage Everyday
This has 168 recipes on it, but its real strength is its how-to skills videos, an at-a-glance seasonal food diary and a directory of regional foods.
10. Time to Roast
Calculate the exact cooking time for your Sunday roast with this app. Punch in the weight and type of meat and it gives you times and tips.
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