The use of imagery in food studies affords us the opportunity to stimulate thought and discussion about aspects of cooking. This doesn’t mean we give the student and IPad and tell them to get on with it. We select the appropriate material for the needs of a student and support them with additional material and help.
The apps that we have reviewed are what we purchased and currently use for one reason or another. We will be given a star rating with reasons how we use them in education.
Culinary Fundamentals HD by Futura Group 5*
Access over 260 professional training videos on your IPad. These videos where created by professional’s chefs from culinary schools around the globe.
This I would say is one of the best apps for students in that it’s back to basics, easy to understand, short videos.
My only concern is that they use yellow chopping boards in the preparation of chicken.
The Video Cookbook by Futura Group 4*
Access over 120 easy to follow video recipes on your IPad/iPhone
Choice between USA/Imperial or International/Metric cookery measurements
Love this app the videos are clear with easy to understand instructions
The only down side is the writing is a bit small.
This application helps you get kitchen organized.
It’s free, simple and the best thing is the conversion tool which is amazing.
This app is also available for Ipad. So what god about it? Well it’s free so that’s a start.
Epicurious' Recipes & Shopping List allows students to browse and search over 25,000 professionally created recipes, having saved their recipe they can go straight to a shopping list which is ideal for several of the exam boards that requires to shopping list.
The, recipes are step by step instruction and with one tap on the image will show what the final dish should looks like.
Once you have the recipe you can email, twitter facebook and more.
The only down side is the measurement are in cups.
The Photo Cookbook – Quick & Easy 2*
When I came across this app I thought it was going to be great however I soon found it does have its uses in that the ingredients are broken down and then broken down again i.e. the show a potato and then with a swipe you can see the plant.
Another good feature is that it shows the translation of an ingredient into German, French, Spanish and Italian good for some EAL.
Things I don’t like are basically 3 tags that are linked to advertise their other apps. Personally I think it takes up ¾ of the app. By the way the recipes are not that great.
MasterChef Academy UK IPad App 2*
What can I say? Not a lot.
I was very disappointed with this app as I expected to be able to help me create some of those mouth watering dishes I have grown to love. Not so.
The videos take too long to upload but when they do they are good
There are loads of chefs telling you how to do things take homemade ice cream yes its home made but you must have a machine.
The best bit is the test, for your gifted and talented, the test are hard but once completed you are given a silly tip not related to the subject you had the test on.
The MasterChef Cookbook for kindle is much better.
Via Daniel Mullings