How to Improve Your Cooking Skills


Learning How to Cook?

Cooking. It’s a bit of an art. You have to know what you’re doing, or you can end up with a disaster instead of a meal. No one wants to eat the charred remains of what used to be a juicy ground beef patty, or a nice piece of chicken.

Aside from making sure your food doesn’t burn, you have to add the right seasonings and flavors. Otherwise, no one will care much for the meal.

Good thing there are quite a few apps out there designed to help you become a better cook.


Nigella Quick Collection now features 100 recipes that will help you create speedy, simple and of course delicious meals.
Watch videos to pick up tips and enjoy full length recipe run-throughs of Nigella cooking dishes such as chocolate pear pudding or sesame peanut noodles.
Nigella provides advice alongside clear, concise step-by-step instructions to keep you on track and cooking with confidence.







Gordon Ramsay’s Cook With Me has 56 mouth-watering recipes that you’ll come to swear by!
Watch Gordon run through the recipe and then follow the step-by-step guides featuring photos at every stage to help you master the meals.
Think you’ve got what it takes to take on Gordon? Compare your dish with Gordon’s at the end of the recipe and send it to your friends for their opinion.







RecipePal puts George Duran’s cool, new cookbook Take This Dish and Twist It at your fingertips—serving up an instant digital shopping list for his simple, delicious and unique comfort food concoctions. From Pepperoni Pizza soup to PB&J Bread Pudding—Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake to Pina Colada Crisp!—let RecipePal be your gastronomic guru and your epicurean inspiration—no matter how comfortable you are in the kitchen!







Eating Italian food is simply one of the greatest pleasures in life and I have created a fantastic new app where I show you how to make amazing food for any occasion.
The app contains 30 COMPLETELY NEW recipes that you will love, from classic dishes to meals that can be made in minutes. I guarantee they will bring out the Italian in you!







If you love to grill or barbecue, you are going to love this app! Weber’s On the Grill™ features 280 classic Weber recipes plus 40 recipes for rubs, marinades, and sauces that are sure to get you fired up to get out and grill. You can tag your favorites, and even create and share a master grocery list for your grilling recipes that you can take with you to the store. There’s a timer within the app, too, so you know exactly when to take your food off the grill.







Wondering what’s for dinner? Or how to make your favorite cake? Turn to the expert who’s been answering those questions for decades. Betty Crocker is here to help you with this mobile version of the world-famous Betty Crocker Cookbook.









Baking with this app is easy as pie! The Photo Cookbook – Baking clarifies the preparation of 60 recipes for cakes and pies, sweet and savoury pastries, cookies and breads. Beautiful photography, which is displayed in high resolution especially on your iPad, illustrates every step.








Powered by Key Ingredient – the free social recipe website with over 400,000 recipes posted and rated by our members – one of the largest and fastest growing recipe collections in the world.
The free RecipeGraze app streams thousands of beautifully photographed recipes to your iPhone or iPad in a paged format – perfect for those times when you are seeking inspiration, surprise or just flipping pages for something new.







Looking for quick and easy dinner ideas? Introducing Real Simple’s No Time to Cook? for iPad and iPhone, with nearly 850 easy recipes for dinner that you can make—start to finish—in 40 minutes or less.
You’ll find recipes for everything from chicken to chili to pasta to pork chops. Looking for low-calorie, make-ahead, or no-cook recipes? The app has these, too.








Take 250,000+ recipes (including your own), your grocery list and menu plans anywhere on your iPhone! With over seven million downloads, BigOven’s popular apps are the most complete cooking tools for getting inspired and organized in the kitchen and on-the-go. BigOven was named “Readers Choice, Best Recipe App” for 2012 and 2011 on, and chosen as one of the “Best Apps for Foodies”, “Best Apps for New Moms” and “Best App for Eating In” by well-known publications.






Coleman® is pleased to announce the launch of the Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner iPhone application to help families prepare meals during the busy summer camping and cook out season. Based on top-rated recipes by Coleman®, the Cookout Cookbook & Meal Planner application allows users to find the perfect meal based on food type, category, and ingredients. Rank your favorite recipe for kids, best dessert or ideal recipe for the boat.







Find more than 300 delicious raw vegan recipes! Discover new dishes with the chance to add your own photo to the recipes, easy-to-use shopping lists, and user ratings.
Do you want to eat more raw foods, but are unsure what to make?
Are you looking for new raw recipe ideas?
Would be easier for you looking for your favourite raw recipe while you are at the supermarket?






My app is all about letting you guys choose the recipes you want, when you want them. You get a free taster pack of recipes to get your started, and extra packs are available to purchase from the Recipe Store.
For more meal ideas, check out the Recipe Store where you’ll find nine delicious, great-value packs each with their own recipes and videos included. ‘Classic Comfort Food’, ‘Tasty Tray-bakes’ and ‘10-Minute Meals’ are just a few of the packs available to help build up your own personal library of recipes you really love. And, for those of you who haven’t tried my 20-Minute meals app, I’ve broken those down into bite-size packs so that you’ve got a bit more choice. I’ll be adding new packs regularly so there’s always something new to try.





Need a foolproof recipe for dinner tonight? From Pan-Seared Thick Cut Strip Steaks or Crisp Roast Chicken to Grilled Salmon or Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce we have you covered. Standing in the supermarket and don’t know which brand of extra virgin olive oil to buy? Cook’s Illustrated reviews will tell you which brand took top honors for its “fruity flavor and excellent balance” and which brand “tasted like motor oil”.







A fun and easy way to find awesome recipes! Search by ingredient or give your phone a shake to find inspiration. Then relax and feel the cooking stress melt away. You’ll be making recipes from the #1 food site, all tested and reviewed by home cooks like you.









Recipes from the award-winning food site are now available on your iPhone and your iPad. Search more than 30,000 delicious, professionally created recipes from Bon Appetit, Gourmet, Self, and renowned chefs and cookbooks. Save your favorite recipes, and sync your Favorites list in the app with your online Recipe Box at You can also create shopping lists, and e-mail recipes and shopping lists to yourself and friends. Plus, get access to authoritative recipe reviews from Epicurious members.






Based on your phone’s GPS location, Locavore will make searching for in-season, local food a breeze by pinpointing farms and farmers’ markets nearest you. Read all about them on their profile page, find that specific local item you have been looking for or just check out what’s in-season right now. Plus, you can get recipe suggestions to make with your delicious local food and then, brag about it to all your friends through Facebook.







“I’m so excited to share my first ever app with you! I personally created 100% of the content in this app – 63 of my most requested recipes from the many regions of Italy each with it’s own video and still images made exclusively for this app. Then I added 25 technique and kitchen basics videos along with my own, personal introduction. This app allows me to get as close as I’ve ever been to personally cooking with you in your kitchen. So grab some extra-virgin olive oil, and let’s cook some great food!!” – Mario Batali






Looking for healthy and delicious food? Search Whole Foods Market Recipes for recipes featuring the finest natural and organic foods. You can search recipes by ingredients and dietary preferences such as gluten-free, low fat, and vegetarian/vegan. Every Whole Foods Market recipe includes nutritional information and cooking instructions. You can also enter up to 3 items you have on hand to find recipes using those ingredients.







In the spirit of the season, this bestselling, first-of-its-kind app of New York Times columnist Mark Bittman’s bestselling cookbook is enhanced with helpful holiday menus and fun wintertime animation. Most important are 2,000 recipes and 400 how-to illustrations—plus specially designed features for the mobile user.








•Browse our collection of hundreds of recipes to find an irresistible new dish, or a simple recipe for an old favorite.
•Use the full-flavored, wholesome ingredients we’ve highlighted to make each recipe a resounding success.
•Save on a variety of Simply Organic products by accessing the latest Simple Savings coupons.
•Find a store that carries Simply Organic products by entering your ZIP code, or use your iPhone’s geo-locator to get directions to the nearest retailer.
•Touch an ingredient on the screen to add it to your “My List” section.





A note to our customers: We are working diligently to rectify the issues that customers have reported to us. We truly apologize for the inconvenience, but rest assured that we will not stop until all of the problems are fixed. Please continue to stick with us and look out for a new release of the app in the coming weeks. We’re hard at work getting everything working properly and we take all of your feedback very seriously.







Looking to lose weight and save money? Cooking at home is one of the easiest ways SparkPeople members do both! Our Healthy Recipes application lets you browse and search more than 190,000 recipes, plus save your favorites. You can browse by course, ethnicity, preparation time, and more. We also provide calories, carbs, and 10 other key nutrients for each recipe.







VeganYumYum Mobile lets you search, view, and organize all your favorite recipes from the award-winning food blog,









In just a few seconds you find the ideal meal for every situation. Collect your favourite recipes in your Recipe Box and share them with your friends by email. Store the needed ingredients in your Shopping List. Even offline, you have access to your Recipe Box Collection.











On Your Way to Becoming a Chef

You’re on your way to being a world-class chef! Well, not quite, but at least you will soon be able to cook yourself a decent meal. That’s always a plus. Hopefully some of these apps will give you something new to try, or will inspire you to eat in and have  a cool new meal. If anything, you can now impress your significant other, and show them what you’ve got!


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