What are the best apps for amateur chefs?

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    #1Epicurious

    Epicurious

    Epicurious is a food app that helps you find the world's best recipes. With over 35,000 recipes from several publishers, Epicurious also contains food videos to help everyone cook the most delicious meals or vegetables.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Steven Carlson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "An awesome app to search for old and new recipes to try out."
  2. 16

    #2How to Cook Everything

    How to Cook Everything
    Mark Bittman's award-winning How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food has helped countless home cooks discover the rewards of simple cooking.
    Books

    Check price

    Saúl Castro
    Written on March 2, 2018
    "I've cooked so many delicious things from this app. It's so easy to follow and fun to use."
  3. 14

    #3SideChef

    SideChef
    SideChef makes it easy to find recipes and then to make them. It offers step by step instructions and photos and even responds to voice commands.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Martha Hayes
    Written on March 13, 2018
    "Very inaccurate for allergies!! The 'gluten free' recipes call for malted milk powder (malt = gluten)...or soy sauce...or oats...you get the idea. Lots of gluten basically. Ridiculous."
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    #4Allrecipes Dinner Spinner

    Allrecipes Dinner Spinner
    AllRecipes Dinner Spinner gives you quick access to recipes uploaded by a community of over 30 million cooks. The advanced search engine allows you to search for recipes based on factors like prep time, ingredients and even allergies.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Benito Saldaña
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "All Recipes Dinner Spinner is a great app, you should download it."
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    #5Urbanspoon

    Urbanspoon
    Urbanspoon is an information platform allowing users to find local restaurants and submit recommendations and reviews.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Cheryl Anderson
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "As an amateur chef, I don't find Urbanspoon helpful. This app is really designed for the general public or food lovers to find restaurants and submit reviews but it doesn't offer much in the way of tools for amateur chefs. I was hoping for an app about how to get started, sample recipes, cutting techniques, meat preparation techniques, etc. This app is probably good for people wanting to go out to eat but it didn't help me with my inquiry. "
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    #6Food Network In the Kitchen

    Food Network In the Kitchen
    This powerful app Food Network In the Kitchen provides you with the best recipes and tips from Food Network's popular cooks. It is a complete tool that allows you to add notes, create a personal shopping list, and more.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Beverly Gonzalez
    Written on March 5, 2018
    "the app is just ok. it's hard to navigate and has shut down on me in the middle of cooking. it's not fun to need the next ingredient and have your recipe app crash. Much easier to use a book."
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    #7Foodspotting

    Foodspotting
    Foodspotting is a community-driven dish discovery app that allows individuals to find, share and recommend food dishes.
    Apps

    Web

    Free

    Hemant Nair
    Written on February 28, 2018
    "Foodspotting is a great website for learning recipes, but this particular solution does not provide a mobile application for easy use within the kitchen."
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    #8OpenTable

    OpenTable

    OpenTable: Restaurants Near Meis an app that helps you find, explore, and manage restaurant reservations free and instantly. This app also allows users to leave reviews on the restaurants they went to.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Keith Henderson
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "OpenTable gives you an easy one stop solution to making reservations in any local restaurant. The easy to use interface makes it fast to get a table at any restaurant near you."
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    #9I'm Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes

    I'm Hungry: Vegetarian Recipes
    Eat healthy and eat delicious with these curated recipes from around the world. Flip through mouthwatering images of dishes from the following cuisines: American, Chinese, French, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Spanish and Thai. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free- In app products

    Anthony Contreras
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "This app helps with a very niche market. Being able to quickly find vegetarian recipes from around the world is a huge help to those with a vegetarian diet, or those who are looking to add healthier food to their weekly meals. "
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    #10BBQ Recipes

    BBQ Recipes

    Barbecue Recipes is Grill app with hundreds of original recipes and step-by-step guide instructions for cooking in your BBQ. From Side dished & Salads to Burgers, Kebabs and grilled meat. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    George Carlson
    Written on March 7, 2018
    "The app is simply a recipe list for a very specific kind of cousine, it offers no resources for cookings in general and is too narrow a topic to be relevant for a general chef."
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    #11The Photo Cookbook

    The Photo Cookbook

    The Photo Cookbook is a complete cook guide, with more than 80 recipes divided for topics, and displayed in professional step-by-step high-resolution photographs and can be upgraded and increased with in-app purchases.  

    Apps

    iOS, Mac

    Free- With in-app purchases

    George Peterson
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "The Photo Cookbook is an excellent resource for the cook who wants to see step by step instructions with photos. In addition it's easy to update it through in-app purposes when new recipes become available."
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    #12Weber Grills

    Weber Grills

    Weber Grills is a Food & Drink free app with set timer, more than 250 original recipes and how-to's and other features to become a great chef and make your next barbecue a success.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Jonathan Duncan
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "If you are an aspiring chef or just want to learn how to cook, this is the app for you. It has a lot of original recipes as well as all the classics."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for amateur chefs
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1EpicuriousApps 20 Free
2How to Cook EverythingBooks 16 Paid
3SideChefApps 14 Free
4Allrecipes Dinner SpinnerApps 12 Free
5UrbanspoonApps 10 Free
6Food Network In the KitchenApps 6 Free
7FoodspottingApps 4 Free
8OpenTableApps 2 Free
9I'm Hungry: Vegetarian RecipesApps 1 Free
10BBQ RecipesApps 0 Free
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