Improve your cooking skills with iOS apps

By Posted 28 Jul 2011, 20:13

There are numerous cook books available from celebrity chiefs or other sources for people to learn and create new dishes. There is nothing wrong with these but once you buy a few of them they can take up valuable space. So today we are looking at ways you can improve your cooking skills with iOS apps.

If you only have a basic level of cooking skills and are short on time Cooktorial is the application for you, and available for owners of the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Users just simply select the ingredients they have available and the application will provide recipes based on them. There are over a thousand recipes stored in the database and it will become your favorite cooking companion.

Users can filter the recipes by cooking time, difficulty and region. Even better the application is free of charge and available worldwide on the App Store. Cooking Academy for owners of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch will help you master your skills in the kitchen while learning interesting trivia about food.

The app will help you prepare more than fifty recipes from Crème Brulee to egg rolls and ravioli. There are five courses to master from appetizers to dessert, and is recommended for anyone who enjoys cooking. Cooking Academy is available worldwide on the App Store for only $1.99/£1.49. iOS 3.0 or later required.

Dishy-Cooking Made Easy has been compared and preferred to a Jamie Oliver application, and helps you plan, shop, and cook meals perfect for entertaining. The application helps you search dishes by ingredient, diet or cooking time. It will also allow users to cook several dishes together as a menu, and even helps with serving size.

There is a combined shopping list for all your dishes, and ingredients can be crossed off as you shop. Recipes can be followed with step-by-step instructions with timers built into each recipe. The timing screens help users cook multiple alongside each other. Users can share their recipes with friends via Facebook and Twitter, and with the iPhone can even include a photo.

Dishy-Cooking Made Easy 1.1 is available worldwide on the App Store for only $4.99/£2.99. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch required with iOS 2.2 or later.

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