Five Free Cooking Apps for iPhone and Android

Cooking has been one of the most beloved hobbies of some. Some were born to cook, while others learn the art through practice and such. With the technology nowadays, anyone can access any tutorial and or recipe database using their mobile phones. With the ever-growing iOS and Android market, it is now possible to search for recipes using their apps. So here are some of the few cooking and recipe apps available on both iOS and Android phones.

Whole Foods Market Recipes app

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Whole Foods Market Recipes – iOS

Whole Foods Market Recipes helps you find recipes based on specific kinds of diet. This app will make your cooking easier and more versatile, let alone healthier. This will also help you prepare food for people who have special dietary needs like low-sodium diet, vegan diet, paleo diet, etc. Also, it has a feature that allows you prepare shopping lists and a very helpful recipe finder based on ingredients that you currently have at home.

Cook’s Illustrated – iOS

Cook’s Illustrated is an absolutely free app. This is another great app that offers users plenty of recipes to prepare. Another useful feature of the app is its built-in timer. It can also help you create the dish by allowing you to view video step-by-step tutorials on how to actually create the dish.

AllRecipes.Com Android, iOS

AllRecipes.Com Dinner Spinner allows you to browse their recipes using your user-friendly interface. It’s like a handy database for all their recipes available. Despite its name Dinner Spinner, it also contains desserts and beverages recipes. You can just select what you want to cook, what you want to use, and the recipe and instructions will be instantly available.

Epicurious Recipe App – Android, iOS

This app is from the award-winning food site Epicurious.Com. This app offers its users more than 28,000 delicious and professionally tested and created recipes from acclaimed magazines, such as Gourmet and Bon Appétit; popular cookbooks, top chefs, and leading restaurants. Another great thing about this app is that it features a home screen “Recipe of the Day” widget that you can keep you excited and interested; plus, it also has a voice search function for your convenience.

AllTheCooks.Com Recipe Search – Android, iOS

This app offers more than 150 thousand recipes that include main dishes, appetizers, drinks, side dishes, desserts, ethnic recipes, soups, stews, and diet recipes. It lets your search recipes using specific filters like singular ingredient that you have. It even has a whole section dedicated to bartending and drinks in general. Calories and nutritional information are also available for most recipes to help you keep track with you calorie in take or for those people who are on specific calorie-diet. It also lets you upload your recipe and photos to be shared to all who use the same app over the Internet.

About the author Manilyn Moreno is a caterer and writer for She writes tips on catering, event hosting, and recipes. On her free time, she enjoys baking, going to the gym, and traveling.

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