Cooking is a useful life skill. Even if you don’t know how to cook, it’s not rocket science and can be acquired with some practice. Especially when you’re locked down at home and have run out of things to do, cooking can be refreshing, meditative, and perhaps even palatable with a little effort.
Don’t know where to start? Let us guide you to some mobile applications. And don’t worry about having to register or pay, as they are all free.
The BBC is not only a solid source of Covid-19-related news and information; it’s also a useful guide to good food. BBC’s Good Food offers a huge database of over 10,000 recipes accessed easily via the app available both on iOS and Android. With both user-submitted recipes and tried-and-tested recipes from the BBC Good Food team and celebrity chefs, users can create their personalized accounts and save their favorite recipes into custom collections, as well as rate and save recipes for later. The step-by-step guides in the app are of great help. You may also share your favorite recipes with family and friends.
The Tasty app, available on both iOS and Android platforms, is one of the most popular cooking apps. And chances are, you’ve likely seen a related tasty video or two on social media. If you have, you don’t have to go back in time to find the video again. The app allows you to search from its huge database and will let you find exactly what you’re looking for with multiple filters like vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and what not.
You can personalize the app and benefit from its step-by-step instructions, keeping your phone screen awake while it does so.
BigOven makes cooking simple with more than 350,000 recipes on offer via its iOS and Android platforms. With this cooking app, you’ll not only be inspired to cook, but also be mighty organized in the kitchen. You can navigate the massive BigOven library of recipes with ease, and the app allows you to add snapshots of your recipes. Plus there is the option of making a grocery list based on the recipes you want. You can also type in three ingredients you have in your kitchen, and BigOven will show you what you can make with them. How convenient!