Friday, November 26, 2010

Food Revolution Friday: Jamie's Recipes App Review

It is no secret that I love my iPod touch. I carry it with me all around the house, specifically so that I can tweet while I cook or even better, cook from recipes that are right on the iPod. My real dream is to have an iPad for this purpose, mounted in the kitchen on a recipe book holder.

Well-that's not happening any time soon, but a girl can dream, right?

Yesterday while I was on Twitter, Jamie Oliver announced that his new cooking app for iPod and iPhone had been released. Curious to see what it was all about, I downloaded and checked it out for all of you!

The app itself is free, and includes 10 recipes, plus 3 videos. You can get more recipe packs, each with about 10-12 recipes and some videos, for $2.99. I think this is a pretty good deal, considering what you're getting. This isn't just some basic recipe app that has only gives you the recipes and maybe a shopping list. The steps are actually broken down into 'cards', and as you work your way through them step by step, you can double tap to see a photo, or Jamie's voice interjects to give you a tip.

Honestly, I was busy cooking and suddenly his voice comes out of nowhere, reminding me to watch the potatoes. It was so unexpected, and surprised me so much, I literally jumped about a foot.

Included are lists of basic equipment and ingredients, you can build a grocery list, plus change the servings and the amounts are automatically calculated for you.

Besides all that, the recipes look downright delicious, like the Herb and Lemon Chicken with Mash that I whipped up for dinner.

Herb and Lemon Chicken with Mash

Hubs and Kevin gobbled it down and practically licked the plates, all the while exclaiming over how fresh and delicious they thought it was. Did I mention how easy? While I am an experienced cook, I do enjoy having some quick and yummy weeknight things to make when I'm not in the mood to do anything too involved.

The final verdict? I like it. I can't wait to try things like banoffee split, pea and shrimp risotto, and beef and Guinness stew with dumplings. As I work my way through them, I'll let you guys know how they are!

Click on over to see the recipe for Lemon and Herb Chicken with Mash

Check out the App in iTunes preview.

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