I just came across a new foodie app: My Culinary Encyclopedia : recipes and techniques by Alain Ducasse.
I don’t know about you, but these days I hardly ever use a cookbook for actual cooking. I do still love to read them for inspiration, and I do still collect them (at a decreasing rate…it has to be spectacular for me to buy it now) but for the most part, if I’m not making up my own recipe, I’m googling or checking Pinterest. So an app that I can access via my iPad would work for me.
But at almost $35, it’s hard for me to justify this app, as amazing as it might be. However for a newbie cook, this might really work well. It has numerous videos that show good technique as well as how to plate, with 250 recipes. You can add your own comments or email yourself an ingredients list. There’s nutritional information, plus insights into food origins, storage and more.
Of course if you’re looking to learn how to cook, you can just as easily peruse YouTube videos, or enroll in one of the online cooking schools that have been cropping up. But then…this is Alain Ducasse one of only two chefs to hold 21 Michelin stars throughout his career!
- French chef Alain Ducasse wins lifetime achievement award (scooprocket.com)
- More to Love on Pinterest (youvegottotastethis.myrecipes.com)
- Not Just Recipes: 4 iPad Apps That Teach You To Cook [iOS] (makeuseof.com)