We’re living in the age of smartphones and tablets, where electronic devices have more or less eliminated the need for physical cookbooks. While some people prefer to hold onto their hardcover cookbooks, a majority have shifted to recipe apps on their Android and iOS phones. These apps provide beginners an easy way to dip their feet in the vast ocean of cooking and make recipes accessible to everyone, everywhere.
Let us take a look at some of the best recipe apps for beginners available on the internet.
Buzzfeed’s Tasty has become one of the most popular cooking video platforms on the internet. With its collection of exquisitely produced and easily understandable recipes, it is easy to see why beginners would love this app for its content. The app is available for free on iOS and Android and features a wide range of recipes ranging from a simple mug cake to a complex 40-hour Macaroni & Cheese. Aside from written instructions, the app features the famous Tasty videos that summarize the recipes in a palatable way.
BBC Good Food
Widely regarded as one of the best websites for recipes, BBC Good Food has a free app available on both smartphone platforms. The app features recipes from professional chefs as well as BBC Good Food users, and the step-by-step instructional guides make it easy for beginners to master the dishes.
Food Network Kitchen
Can’t get enough of the Food Network channel and want to test all the recipes yourself? Well, look no further because the Food Network Kitchen app brings all the tried-and-tested recipes from the media giant in an intuitive package. The app has more than 50,000 recipes from the world over and offers its users the options for saving recipes and making personal collections of recipes.
This cooking app is easy for beginners to use because of its intuitive design and timer options. Everything is organized in a pleasant-looking package which offers recipes from several professional cookbook publishers. The app is available for free on both major smartphone platforms.
Created by a professional chef to cater to users of all experience levels, Project Foodie is a one-stop-shop for all recipes, tips and tricks, and detailed, step-by-step cooking guides. The app also provides a ‘shortcut’ option and the ability for users to add the ingredients to their grocery shopping lists. With a beautiful design and hours of high-quality video content, Project Foodie is a good option for beginners trying to become more serious about cooking. The app is free on iOS and Android app stores.
Kitchen Stories provides beginners a chance to develop their cooking skills with its incredibly detailed step-by-step guides for preparing all individual ingredients, aside from the traditional recipes. The app comes complete with nutritional information per serving and the ability to add ingredients to your shopping list.
BigOven is a free cooking app that allows users to access nearly half a million recipes from around the world. The app not only features detailed written recipes but also provides users with an option to search for dishes that you can make with the ingredients available in their kitchen. The app also offers a robust social platform where you can share recipes and snapshots of your cooking adventures with friends and family.