Nigella Lawson’s ‘Quick Collection’ - $4.49
Best design: It has to be the Nigella app for pure food porn pleasure. Beautiful photography and design, like a delicious set of playing cards.
Best feature: Definitely the Nigella app’s voice activation, which lets you scroll through the pages of a recipe without having to get your sticky fingers all over your phone. The Taste app comes a close second with its very cool ‘Inspire me - Shake to update’ feature (another lot of food porn playing cards).
Best everyday recipes: Jamie Oliver’s app wins hands down for simple, healthy recipes to cook at home during the week. Best looking recipes include tofu stir-fry with noodle salad, chicken curry with fragrant rice pilaf, tomato pappa (bread soup), to name a few.
Best chocolate recipes: This is always a key test for me. I can’t go past Nigella’s app – two lots of chocolate brownie and chocolate cookie recipes, plus lots more of her quick and easy favourites. The Taste app again comes in a close second, with some lovely looking chocolate pudding recipes.
Most informative: Ever wanted to learn how to use your fancy chef’s knife properly in four and a half minutes? Jamie Oliver’s instruction videos are awesome. Worth a mention are the ‘How to Cook Everything’ app’s cute little instructional diagrams in its ‘how to’ items.
Best variety: You will never run out of ideas with the 2000+ recipes on the ‘How to Cook Everything’ app. Although, disappointingly, there is no food porn pleasure to be had with this one – not a single photograph (except for the mug of the author, famous New York food blogger Mark Bittman).
This post wouldn’t be complete without my most used app. I just can’t do without my app for Google Reader, for keeping up with all those fabulous food blogs.
Note 1: You will need to have a Google Reader account already set up to use the Google Reader app.
Note 2: Jamie Oliver's app and Google Reader app are available also for Android.
Note 3: All prices in Australian dollars, current at time of posting.
Keep an eye out for more apps in future posts.
Tell me, do you have a favourite food app to share?