With the advent of smart phones, there is seemingly an app available for everything, including many for the foodies in your life.
NPR “Weekend Edition” commentator Bonny Wolf has a few suggestions, with everything from menu planning to finding a restaurant you’ve been dying to try.
For menu planning, one of her favorites is a $3 app called Mise en Place, which “centers around organizing prep tasks like brining chicken or making stock.”
For recipes, Wolf said you can’t go wrong with the Epicurious app. “It includes 28,000 recipes from Gourmet and Bon Appetit. And it’s free,” she said.
The Ultimate Recipe Search Tool app allows those who are rummaging through their refrigerator to come up with a tasty or unique dish from the ingredients that are available.
Locavore is great for those looking for what’s in season and where the closest farmers market is. Then the Harvest app can help you choose what’s freshest and ripest.
For the vegetarian and vegans in your life, Wolf suggests the Happy Cow app, which lists vegetarian and vegan stores and restaurants in the area.
Wine lovers might look into Wine Web’s e-Marketplace, which can help you plan a trip to Napa. And the Pair-It app matches food with wine.
Finally, if you’re stuck and looking for quick reviews of restaurants, apps from Yelp, Zagat To Go and Urbanspoon can help you make a choice based on price, location and type of food.
There are thousands of other apps available depending on what you are looking for and what you need.
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