Every chef lecturer or food technology teacher has to teach a student to a catering or food subject.This scoop it will reflect practice from counties and contexts in order to give resources to teachers and learners about the Industry. At team chefs, we are using IPad2 and apps for some of the students we are teaching and one of our teams is training chefs who each has an IPad2. So how does IPads and media platforms help with learning?
This is an app that works really well in the kitchen
Today was the turning point of my career. I turned up to my training kitchen with my IPad in hand. 5 hospitality and catering students turned up with theirs.
They cooked their dishes from the recipe apps one was all pictures recipe the other was complex master chef app the others was a range of visual recipes.
Oh best one was a video recipes app which she paused at different stages
They photographed the dishes at stages with their ipad one videoed their feedback from me on the ipad and the others wrote their feedback on their note pad app.
One used Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application
The day ended with them bumping me which sent me their images and also gave me a chance to set up a class group on my bump app of who had an IPad
I can use Bump for free texting: send messages and a event from my bump calendar which is linked to my ICal
One of the students had problems cooking her dishes before she had an Ipad, the dish she presented to me was amazing and she has a Numbers which allowed me to compile a spreadsheets with what work she has to catch up with.
Their coursework sits on their dropbox app
By the way rules are Ipads out - Ipads away no games no music
The social cooking app. We want to make cooking more fun.
Daniel Mullings's insight:
It's been a while but what a way to start the new year with some great new apps and information. Allthecooks is a mobile-first company where the passionate at-home-chefs mix with casual and first-time cooks to share recipes for healthier living.
It's not everyday that you find an app for all that is relatively new but has so much potential its unbelievably..
The interesting part about this app is the story about how it came about.The founder wanted to make bread but found it difficult to photograph and video each stage so snap guide was born.It's possible to embed a guide on most sites, including Blogger, Tumblr, and self-hosted Wordpress sites I can only say the thing I don't like about it is you can't embedded it into an ibook book but who said can't you never know.
Anyway that's my app for today and what a find it is.
Nigella Lawson is the latest TV chef to release an iPhone cooking app, Nigella's Quick Collection from Random House, which contains 70 recipes, along with videos. In stead of me reviewing I thought for once you could get someone view. Nah. So what's it like? It's not bad ,pretty pricey for what it does very clear vide almost like watching it on Tv. Love the link from the video to the recipe. Good for visual learners.
It's not very often if ever have I had to say to don't buy at any cost
this app if you can call it that.
It was time to bulk buy and review the cooking apps this weekend a disappointed doesn't even begin to explain what's out there. I think its all in the wording that draws the unsuspected to buy the apps like this site. It cost £2.99 it's called global cuisine it's marketed in 3d and try to get it on an ipad is like trying to get an iPad to drive you to work.
The ball downloads on the mac and when you do get to zoom in what do you get ? Images and text about what the country eats.
There are some countries that seem to only eat one meal, in fact, its most of the countries.
Anyway must fly got to moan about what else we have found in this golden world of cooking apps.
Well, its not very often that I come across an app which I think is going to be crap, has one bad review and is backed by a major company. Well this isn't crap it's really good. The one thing you will notice is the quality of the images. We tested the app as we always do on both 1st generation iPad and the new iPad. The images are good on both but the clarity on the new iPad is great. So that's the images. What about the content? The app is easy to use, in fact, its one of the best designs of a cooking app, I have seen in a long time. One of the features I like the most is the slides of the equipment. Anyway that's as much as I would like to say except Its FREEEEEE.
Oh yes one complaint you didn't need a video of Fabio on the front it takes up room, which could be used for more recipes . But a great app.
If you're looking for a fine-tuned recipe manager, Paprika is your answer. With this app, you can grab recipes from the internet and instantly save them with Paprika's special, built-in "recipe format." Not only is Paprika gorgeous to look at, but the included meal planner and shopping list function will save you time and energy when preparing your coursework.
Smart Chef - Making your cooking experience a quicker and healthier one!
This handy app can save you tons of frustration. Just type in the quantity of the ingredient you need and you'll get substitution options that should work in a pinch. No more eleventh hour despairing when there's food in the oven!
iBooks was introduced in 2010 for the iPad. With Mavericks, 3.5 years after iBooks came out for iOS, Mac OS X finally gets in on the action. Unlike iOS devices that have to download iBooks from the...
Daniel Mullings's insight:
This is another appeal for schools to get real. Yes, you didn't want tablets. Yes, you were worried about wireless. Yes, you were cost. Now with Maverick all you need to do is to use your macs for more than just media studies, I know how many hours student spend looking for recipes and the cost in storage and money. Teamchefs will be bringing out a new ibook for these types of students in the new year, so don't wait for us get upgraded.
Cook’s Companion by Future Group is a free cooking app available for all ios devices. This app is a swiss army knife of information for the kitchen. Th
Daniel Mullings's insight:
It's not very often that you get several apps that all though free should have just been one app. This is the case with Escoffier aps; they are great apps in their own right but should have been one. Interesting though surprising is that they have also teamed up with futra apps that have really amazing apps I use.
So what's so good about these apps?
Well, the cook's companion sells its self read the review.
The one I want to tell you about is the quiz app. Its fun challenging and not for the faint hearted,the speed of the clock is fast.
Enhance your digital classroom with Animoto. Turn photos, video clips and music into stunning video slideshows which can bring your lessons to life.If you are a teacher or educator, apply for a free Animoto Plus account for use in the classroom.
Daniel Mullings's insight:
If we are at a level where e are using apps in our lessons it makes sense if I expand the information what new sites can help us with for our lessons.
This is one of the first trials in promoting websites that give educational discount or a free service.
So how is it linked to food.
Imagine 20 students cooked dishes pictures that you would like to show.
Well, this site seems to have it all,music ,style and something special.
Get 200 Soup Recipes on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
I was looking for a soup recipe last week and found this another little no-nonsense app. It cheap, has no videos but really does the job.
When ever I look at app, I always check the support and the apps website. This one turned up a few surprises one of which was the range of apps they produce, so I also got another called cooking like a chef.
I will not spoil it for you let's just say check out more Apps by ImranQureshi.com
Get Fine Cooking on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. When you do don't forget to press more on the ITunes site. It looks good and sounds good, but once you download it; you will find it in your newsstand along with a rather expensive price tag.
The first do-it-yourself platform to create, market and sell your very own cookbook as a native iPad App, as well as an interactive Web-based e-book. I have spent a lot of time reviewing suitable apps for education, so it was a pleasant surprise when researching for a client the software to create a cookbook in schools. I haven't joined or downloaded the app yet but on first glance, this site will not only do the job but is also a platform to meet other groups. Watch this space for further updates on how we test drive this site.
Basil is one app that could probably can work well for your course, Why? Because it doesn't have recipes you add your own and It allows you to collect your recipes on the app.
There's a built-in search that allows you to search some of the well-known sites for recipes. Those sites include Serious Eats, Food Network, and Epicurious. If you find a recipe on another site there's also a browser book-marker.
when you're out buying produce, do you ever wonder which fruit or veggie to pick? How do you test each one for peak ripeness? Good thing it's harvests time! Here, you'll find many tips on picking the best produce. Personally I thought it was a pointless app but then when your teaching about quality point and quality checks this is a great site to develop a lesson with. Get a tray and lay several vegetables on, cover with cloth a get groups to identify the quality points best results are to put some bad ingredients on and get them to say how it was damaged.