I have something to admit. I love lists. Especially Top 5 lists. I think it stems from the fact that High Fidelty is one of my top 5 favorite movies...
That being said, I think it's about time for a foodie app list that doesn't suck Yelp's balls or honor the greatness of Epicurious. Let's talk real foodie apps. Apps that actually can be used in everyday culinary situations, apps that can help you make conscious food decisions, apps that help you develop the skills it takes to become a true cook, & apps that help you find, local, sustainable, & fresh food!
Here are my top 5 favorite foodie apps:
1. Seafood Watch is great because in an instant you can immediately find out if the fish you were thinking about ordering off the menu is that of a sustainable nature, or an over-fished / over-harvested / on the verge of mass extinction species like the Blue Fin Tuna.
2. Ratio rocks because it is the core of cooking. It has the basic ratio's for everything known to the cook/chef. Ratio has the formula's for anything and everything from bread to cookies to sauces. It can also be used as a culinary calculator if you need to change the size of your recipe. Ratio is also awesome because it was written by Ruhlman, a pretty cool Cleveland dude.
3. Ask The Butcher is a great app that enables the home cook to understand the differences between cuts of meat and has an awesome cooking timer: you pick the doneness & cut, it tells you how long to cook (loves). It is also chock fully of meaty recipes, info & where to find your favorite cuts (in AU), & super cool blackboard images of cuts of meat.
4. Locavore is great for one thing only: finding Farmer's Markets. Locavore also claims to be able find the best local produce & protein around you however I found this feature half assed & not correct. Lemons aren't local in Ohio yo! The farmer's market map is the bomb though.
5. Harvest is your guide to selecting the freshest, ripest, healthiest and best-tasting produce. Whether it's knocking on watermelons, smelling pineapples, squeezing avocados, or examining the color of peaches, you'll always know the best approach. This app rocks my world. I am not the most educated when it comes to knowing which produce is ripe, over ripe, or rotten.
Those are my foodie faves, what are some of yours?????