There is an ‘App’ in Appetizer
In this day and age of technology, Smartphones are as common as powdered wigs were back in the 1700′s. Too bad we all missed that trend. Today, smartphones can do everything for you, thanks in part to downloadable ‘Apps”. Here is a look at some great iPhone apps for all you food and drink lovers out there…
Serving Size Pro: This app allows you to customize any recipe by scaling ingredients based on the number of guests. It also converts between Metric and US measurement. Great App for those who host large dinners or cook for one or two. $2.99
iPairings: Love wine? Well, even if you don’t this app may change your opinion on wine and what to pair it with. This handy app is a great buy for only $.99 and has over 1,400 wine, food and cheese pairings. Sounds like a great pairing to me. $.99
Jamie Oliver 20 Minute Meals: People love getting things done quickly and people love Jamie Oliver. Put that together and I guess you get this iPhone app. Hard to imagine a good meal done in 20 minutes, but I believe in Jamie Oliver and the reviews for this app are all great, so why not?! Of course this would another story if Rachel Ray was selling this app. It should take you by no surprise that her app did NOT make this list. Sorry Rachel. $7.99
LocalEats: This app has many similar competitors to it (Urbanspoon is another great one and its free!). With LocalEats, you can search for the best restaurants in Boston and many other large cities. Some features of this app include coupons and reservation booking. Useful app for those who travel frequently. $.99
Epicurious: A fantastic app and an even better website. In this app you can search recipes for dinner or cocktails and even create a shopping list that allows you to check items off as you shop. You can also email the recipes and shopping lists to all your foodie friends. By the way, its also FREE!
Best of Boston: I’d hate to be Capt. Obvious, but this website is called BeantownEats. This app gives you all the award winners from 70 different categories over the last 5 years. Sounds pretty useful if you ask me and the Captain. $1.99
Zagat To Go: This is the most expensive app on this list, but it may be worth it. If you enjoy and use the Zagat guides, then this app is for you. For the bargain-basement price of $9.99, you get a year’s access to all the Zagat issues on your portable device. This app has great ratings and if you save all that money in your sofa cushions…it won’t seem that pricey. $9.99
Food & Wine: Sadly, this app is only for the iPad, but Food & Wine is my favorite cooking magazine so I had to list it. Users can get issues of the fantastic magazine that features everything recipes, party planning tips and travel tips. Free!
Scotch Hunter – If you love single malts, get on this! $2.99
Food Network In the Kitchen – If you are a Food Network lover than you will love this app. $1.99