Now Downloading: Mario Batali, Cook's Illustrated & Salsa-Making Apps
Whether you've got an iPhone, iPad, a Droid or a Blackberry, the application marketplace is an ever-growing beast of super-sized proportions. Especially when it comes to cooking programs. In the past we've shared the professional chefs' favorite apps, baker and blogger David Lebovitz's app and Mark Bittman's How To Cook Everything app. Now we have a few more to add to the list, including one from Mario Batali, Cook's Illustrated and an app dedicated entirely to salsa. Check them out after the jump.
Batali himself provides a description of the app on iTunes, saying, "I personally created 100% of the content in this app -- 63 recipes from the many regions of Italy, spanning all seasons of the year." In addition, the app has a comprehensive image library of that accompany each step of every recipe and also allows cooks of all levels to browse recipes by region, course, prep-time, season, food category or even kid-friendliness.
The Cook's Illustrated app includes 50 of Test Kitchen's approved all-time best recipes, from appetizers and main courses to side dishes, breakfasts and desserts. The app even helps you if you're far away from the kitchen say, in the supermarket, with dozens of taste test reviews for supermarket ingredients.
Whether you're a salsa aficionado or a pico de gallo newbie wanting to spice up your recipe repertoire, this app is for you. The app has a library of tomato-, chile-, corn-, bean-, tomatillo- and fruit-based salsas, including photos for each. There's even fun tips and tricks like how to correctly roast tomatoes and chiles, freeze and rehydrate chiles, minimize chile burn and even pick out ripe tomatillos at the supermarket.
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