The App Review: Slow Food App

Each week we review a food related app. This week it’s Slow Food  – find out what the Lempert Report thought.

April 3, 2013

What it says it does: You probably own a slow cooker, over 80 percent of American households do.  For more than thirty years, its unbeatable convenience and practicality have made it a staple of busy families, enabling anyone to return to a home-cooked meal at the end of a hectic day. Many slow cooker recipes, however, have relied on less-than-healthy convenience products. That is exactly what the Slow Food app sets out to change.  The app of more than a hundred recipes selected from Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann’s Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Cookbook brings slow cooking with the fresh, wholesome ingredients and exciting flavors of today’s kitchen to those wanting a cooking experience delivering great results.

What it actually does: The app is great for those who want home cooked meals but just don’t have the time - you can make a meal without compromising on taste, quality, health, or variety. And Not Your Mother’s® Slow Cooker Recipes showcases the best of home cooking while taking advantage of a global melting pot of flavors—so cooks can serve Chicken and Shrimp Jambalaya one day and Japanese Beef Curry Rice another. All the classic slow cooker recipes are here, plus many more adventuresome and innovative dishes. Features include a shopping list function, ingredient calculator, a built in timer, ingredient definitions and images, as well as favorites list. 

How useful is the information for target audience?: The app is very useful for those who want to use their slow cooker. The recipes are easy to understand and information about specific ingredients is easily accessed on the app.

Ease of use: The app’s interface is easy to use, and users can favorite recipes as well as easily add the ingredients to shopping lists.

Who would best benefit from the app?: The app is great for those who have a slow cooker and have never used it! Or who want to change up their usual slow cooker recipe routine.

Cost: Free for the basic selection of recipes 

Rating: 4 of 5

More info: http://www.culinartmedia.com/en/products/apps/ipad/slow-cooker

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