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Apps For Cooking Up A Storm In The Kitchen

If you want to work up a storm in the kitchen, you don’t have to look too far. All you need to do is pick an app which focuses on improving your culinary skills and ask your family to work up an appetite. The right cooking app offers you all the help to bedazzle them with your food. But the trick to cooking up the right kind of storm in the kitchen is to first zero in on the right app for your needs. In an effort to help you pick the right cooking app for your needs, here’s a list of seven apps that we think make a great pick and must find a place on your smartphone.

The list is a mixture of Android and iOS apps to make sure there is something for everybody:

Perfect Produce


You can’t talk about cooking apps without mentioning Perfect Produce. If you want to pick the freshest produce at your grocery store, you need to use this app whenever you are out grocery shopping. It not only helps you buy this produce but also offers plenty of recipes to turn this product into delicious goodness. It’s one of the most complete apps you can ever find and is a must-use.

ChefTap Recipe App

ChefTap Recipe App

If you are somebody who is really interested in cooking and takes time out to search for new recipes, you will have a book that’s been scribbled with all your favorite recipes, or you have bookmarked sites with your favorite recipes or you have taken prints of your preferred recipes and have bunched them together in your ‘Recipes’€™ folder. But all this is a lot of work, and what’s more, the massive amount of recipes makes it difficult to organize them. Well, the ChefTap Recipe App for Android finds recipes from any English language web page and stores them in the app. When you need to go through these recipes, just open your app, take a look at them and start cooking. You get access to all your favorite recipes on your smartphone. It turns your app into a definitive recipe central.

Weber’s On The Grill

Weber's On The Grill

This app gives you access to 280 of the classiest and the most scrumptious Weber recipes to serve up barbecue that is absolutely delish. You can not only browse through some of the best Weber recipes but also organize the ingredients of these recipes to help you shop for them easily. You can even share recipes and grocery lists with friends and family via email. You also get the lowdown on some amazing grilling tips. These and many other features make this app a must-have in your kitchen armory. If you want to grill a mean piece of meat, there is no beating Weber’s On The Grill.

Food Network In The Kitchen

Food Network In The Kitchen

If you are fan of the shows on Food Network, this app needs to be on your smartphone. The thing about mobile apps is they make sure that you get help when you need it most and this fact remains true for the Food Network in The Kitchen as well. This app offers delectable recipes from the star chefs of the Food Network with tips on how to go about cooking these recipes easily. From appetizers to desserts, from healthy to kid friendly recipes, this app has everything. And with new recipes added every month, you don’t really need another resource for your recipe.

This app is available for Android, iPhone and iPad.



We all have experienced a time when we were very hungry, opened the refrigerator to look for something to cook up, and stared into barren land. When you have a very limited number of ingredients on hand and absolutely no idea what to do with them (which, incidentally, is a regular occurrence for many), the Cook4Lyfer comes as life saver. It allows you to search for recipes made of the limited ingredients you have in your kitchen. Just fill in your customized inventory and VOILA! -€“ you have a nice little recipe staring at you from your smartphone’s screen. And if you have a mind to shop for certain recipe ingredients missing from your kitchen, you can create custom shopping lists and find the nearest grocery store in your area to shop for these ingredients. Need any more reasons to use this app?

Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals

Jamie's 20 Minute Meals

If you want to cook quick fire meals that will have your family licking their lips in anticipation then Jamie’s 20 Minute Meals is an Android app that is right up your alley. It has 65 recipes that can be cooked easily at home, and also showcases 20 great videos that offer some much needed cooking tips. This app is for budding cooks and the experienced professionals and everybody in between. It helps you get inside the head of one of the best chefs in the industry.

EatingWell Healthy In A Hurry

EatingWell Healthy In A Hurry

This is another app that helps you cook mouth-watering healthy meals, but with an essential difference: all the recipes – yes all 200 of them – can be cooked without putting in too much time into the proceedings. This app offers you everything needed to serve up a healthy concoction of tasty goodness including tips, instructions, nutritional information and much more to help you become a health conscious cook in a hurry.

If you are looking for food/recipe apps, you really don’t have to look beyond these apps. These apps offer something for everybody. Don’t be surprised if your family starts singing praise of your culinary skills, courtesy the mobile apps listed here.

Written By

Abhishek Agarwal heads ecommerce development services at Rightway Solution, an open source Web design firm. Abhishek is also a mobile app dev enthusiast. He’s always available for a chat or hangout on Google+.



  1. Jane

    October 25, 2013 at 1:58 am

    Hey Abhi thanks for sharing the apps. Apps are life savers – especially the ones that help me in the kitchen (as I’m not very good at it :)). I’ve a couple of apps currently loaded plus I use Evernote to manually add recipes.

    Will check out these apps!

  2. Howard Steele

    October 25, 2013 at 7:20 am

    It’s time to enrich my apps collection :). Thanks for this delicious compilation.

  3. Abhishek Agarwal

    October 26, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Glad you liked it!

  4. anne sun

    January 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I remember the first out I moved alone in the big city and I had to cook for myself. Man, the Internet was not so big, and I had to survive with a cook book that I bought from my old town. Today everything is so easy, and the saying “there’s an app for everything” lives to its reputation. I don’t have Android, but the EatingWell Healthy In A Hurry really makes my time in the kitchen easier.Thank you for taking your time to compile the list.

  5. Suzana

    March 5, 2014 at 8:13 am

    Hi Abhishek, thanks for sharing the apps. I love apps you have shared in this article. Looking forward to see more quality article from you.

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  7. david

    September 1, 2015 at 12:50 am

    thanks for sharing the apps. I like apps you have shared in this article

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