iPhones and other smart phones have changed the way we do everything from choosing a restaurant to playing games with our friends. If you love food, restaurants, recipes or anything remotely close to those subjects, there is an app for you. Actually, there are probably a ton of them.
Here are some of my favorite food related apps. I listed my favorites first.
Not only is this my second favorite website for recipes (my own food blog is first, of course!) but it is also my favorite food app. Why? Because my husband and I can be running errands and I can be making a grocery list or a dinner plan at the same time. It can even create a grocery list for you from the recipes you choose.
So, I am in the grocery store and looking for the perfect wine to serve with the choucrouteÃ‚Â garnie that I am planning to make. Scanning the Alsace Rieslings I see one that I have never tried. It is expensive, but will it be worth it?
I just tap the Wine.com app and put in the name. Instantly, I have a description of the taste and can instantly decide if this is the flavor I want to perfect my meal. Consider it the little sommelier living in your phone, probably chatting up Suri when he has nothing else to do.
ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cheese, yÃ¢â‚¬â„¢all. What do you do when you are in a gourmet cheese shop and you donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t want to look stupid in front of the snooty proprietor? This app tells you the flavor profile of a variety of cheeses, as well as the regions they come from and the type of milk that is used to make them.
For less than $2 you can have this brain in a box that will tell you how to choose the ripest, freshest, best tasting vegetables. Whether you are in the store or at farmerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s market you can check and see if that watermelon is really ripe or the avocado is past its prime.
Mixology is a great little app that allows you to see recipes for hundreds of cocktails. If you are in the liquor store buying booze for your party and canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t remember what you need for a Hurricane, Mixology has your back. Tap on the avatar, find the recipe, and you are out of the store with everything you need.
Yelp is a sweet app that helps you find restaurants wherever you are. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll get the address and phone number, as well as a rating and reviews from other people who have eaten there. This app helps to take the guesswork out of choosing an eatery in an unfamiliar town.
Kitchen math is exactly that. This app will help you figure out how many ounces in a jigger, or how many tablespoons in a cup. It will even switch Celsius to Fahrenheit for you.
Non-GMO Product Shopping Guide
Even though this one is last on the list, it is a great one. It tells you which companies use GMO (genetically modified) products and what products are safe from GMOs. Ã‚Â The Non-GMO Project really tests foods to see if they have GMO ingredients.
What are your favorite food related apps?
photo credit: Numchok Kamwon