Recipes – Interactive Recipe Database with Over 70 Thousand Recipes
In this modern world, food – not just eating it, but buying it, cooking it, and talking about it – has become incredibly important in our daily lives, especially in the age of instantaneous information exchange. There are plenty of databases full of recipes for learning about various ingredients and culinary methods. Today’s recommendation is an Android Market app for searching, discussing, and sharing recipes: Recipes (yes, that is the name of the app). Recipes has in its database over 70 thousand recipes, which they categorize by type of dish (main dish, appetizer, etc.), popularity, and holiday season recipes. The app also has many interactive functions, including sharing of user recipes, a Q&A section, forums, photo uploading, FaceBook integration, etc. The app updates often, expanding its already impressive database of global recipes.
The app’s key function, search, is available in both text and voice format. If you want steak, just tell your device, and you will immediately get plenty of recipes to satisfy your craving. There are even drool-worthy pictures to go along with the recipes, but unfortunately for Chinese speakers, the search functions are only available in English.
After clicking on a recipe that looks interesting, users are presented with a list of ingredients, which they can opt to add to a shopping list. Shopping lists can be emailed or texted to yourself or someone else, and data usage is indicated.
In addition to searching for specific dishes, the app also sorts recipes by category, for instance main dishes, desserts, appetizers, holiday dishes, diet-specific recipes, vegetarian recipes, etc. Furthermore, as Recipes is also an interactive social app, users can see what others are into by viewing popular recipes, new recipes, reading recipe reviews, etc.
And of course, users can share their own recipes, ask questions on the forum, or answer others’ questions. The interactive side of the app is well-done – users can meet friends with similar tastebuds.
The app also supports Facebook integration, so users can share photos of their culinary masterpieces, recipes, and reviews.
Recipes really has a lot of content, and more is added daily as it is a user-propelled app. We just wish there was a Chinese version…the world of Asian cuisine is an untapped treasure trove of gourmet delights!