The App Review: NYT Cooking

January 06, 2017

Browse New York Times recipes, watch 20 second technique videos and pair this app with Evernote.

What it says it does: Browse, search and save more than 17,000 recipes from the New York Times, featuring beautiful photography, and easy-to-follow instructions. Browse The Times’s archive of recipes with new recipes added each week. Search more than 17,000 recipes by diet, cuisine type, preparation method, meal type and more. Save your favorite NYT recipes, as well as recipes from other websites, all in your personal recipe box

What it actually does: Use NYT Cooking app to find recipes for just about any occasion. Mark recipes you’ve cooked, rate recipes, and leave notes for fellow cooks or just for yourself for when you cook again. Access saved recipes anywhere you use NYT Cooking, including desktop, iPhone and iPad. The app even connects with Evernote to keep recipes in one place. Recipes saved in NYT Cooking will sync with Evernote, and vice versa. Not sure how to mince garlic, or the best way to hold a knife? Watch the quick (under 20 seconds) Technique videos for tips on various basics in the kitchen.

How useful is the information for target audience?: The recipe database, ability to save other outlets recipes, Technique videos, and specific search make NYT Cooking a very useful app for all home cooks.

Ease of use: NYT Cooking is simple to use and is regularly updated with new recipes. When cooking with the app, a great feature is that the app display won’t go to sleep – it stays on for you as long as a recipe is on the screen.

Who would best benefit from the app?: Anyone who loves cooking, is just getting started or is somewhere in between. NYT Cooking will have something for just about everyone.

Cost: Free

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