While I am a big fan of Top Chef and some of the other cooking shows, I am by no means a skilled cook. In fact, my daughter recently said my kitchen was a “chamber of horrors.” But that doesn’t mean I’ve given up hope. So when I saw a call for iPad owners to preview and review this app, I was interested. While I don’t have kids, I do a) love food, b) love apps and c) own an iPad (which I also love!).
So I downloaded the app and put it through its paces. And I like what I see. One of the things that frustrates me about cooking is that I don’t always know how to do the things that real cooks just seem to know. And when I’m watching a cooking show, I’m not cooking. I’m watching. So by the time I’m in the kitchen I’m trying to remember what I saw on the cooking show and mostly not remembering. Or remembering wrong. The fact that this app has videos explaining how to do stuff is, IMHO, very cool. And my iPad can come into the kitchen with me.
No one who knows me will be surprised that the first recipe I pulled up was Italiano Ravioli. This recipe is one I can do! it’s so easy. I love easy. Did I mention I love easy?
So, if you have an iPad, you can download the “Big Fork Little Fork” iPad application for FREE until December 31, 2010: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/big-fork-little-fork/id379783460?mt=8 and there is a new and exclusive recipe collection from celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson for just $4.99!
Here’s the blurb about the app:
The “Big Fork Little Fork” iPad app is a parents’ best resource to help kids develop smart eating habits and an appreciation for food. Available exclusively on the iPad, the app has been designed to help parents engage their children to learn basic cooking techniques, kitchen safety, manners and healthy living habits. The app features rich content like how-to videos, in-depth articles, tips, recipes and educational games.