Q: The iPad seems perfectly suited to at-home cooking. What are the best apps for recipes and how do I use them?
The iPad, in part because of its form factor and in part because the display is so gorgeous, was almost immediately put to work in the service of good food and great cooks. Cooking sites released image-laden apps that allowed users to browse, search, bookmark, and drool over fabulous recipes. The larger food and cookery sites realized right away that cooks want an easy way to generate printable, shareable recipes and shopping lists. They also realized that cooks were going to be following recipes on their iPads in the kitchen while they cooked.
FIND RECIPES WITH EPICURIOUS
Long before the iPad, there were cookbooks; glossy cooking and food magazines, many with equally glossy Web sites; and large community sites for cooks and lovers of food of all sorts. There still are. With so many resources available, searching for just the right recipe can be confusing. Fortunately, iPad apps are available to save you time and effort. Epicurious.com, the Web home of Epicurious magazine, recently released a version of its iPhone app for the iPad. This free app (available at the App Store) makes it easy to browse or search thousands of recipes provided by Gourmet and Bon Appetit magazines, professional chefs, popular cookbooks, and famous restaurants. Here's how.