SideChef HD: Step-by-step cooking

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    SideChef HD: Step-by-step cooking

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    SideChef HD: Step-by-step cooking's review

    Published: 2014-11-21, by .

    Join the community of top chefs, bloggers and foodies offering over 1000 recipes

    • Strong social networking community for cooks
    • Learn techniques with voice, photo and video
    • Loads of added extras
    • Bright and user-friendly
    • Some videos take a while to buffer

    "Social networking for foodies"

    Being someone who loves to cook, I already use armfuls of cooking apps. Fast making its way to the top is SideChef: the app that makes an amateur like me feel like a pro. It boasts a strong community of top chefs, bloggers and foodies offering over 1000 recipes.

    It works like a a social networking app. You can follow your favorite chefs and ask them questions, and become something of a celebrity yourself: the more recipes you upload, the more popular you become. Before you know it, you may end up on the Featured Chefs page.

    But the primary goal is to actually teach you to cook and improve. SideChef really leads the way in step-by-step cooking, helping you master the art with voice, photo and video (took a while buffering) instructions. It also responds to voice command, keeping your device clean of sticky cooking hands.

    Added to all manner of extras - smart keyword searching, integrated timers, the My Table journal feature, a converter, shopping lists shareable by email - there's lots to love. A bright, user-friendly and highly recommended cooking tool.

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    by Jayne , Appszoom

    Nov 21, 2014


    SideChef’s iPad app has been beautifully redesigned with over 3000 high-definition step-by-step photo recipes.

    SideChef makes learning to cook accessible, easy, and fun at any skill level by giving you step-by-step photos, instructions, and tutorial videos. It also makes every step easily shareable, from browsing recipes to purchasing ingredients to celebrating the final meal.

    SideChef is made to welcome novice cooks to the kitchen and to help intermediate and advanced cooks hone skills and share their own creations.

    SideChef was lovingly built by a team that aims to entertain, inform and inspire everyone to lead better lives through the enjoyment of cooking.


    * Search for recipes based on ingredients on-hand
    * Over 3000 beautiful step-by-step recipes you can add to your cookbook
    * Integrated Timers + ingredient specific Instructional Videos where & when you need them
    * Voice Instruction + Commands for hands free cooking
    * On demand tutorial videos for cooking basics
    * Video previews for select recipes, watch from the home screen
    * Rate recipes and upload your photos
    * Search and browse by ingredient, keyword, diet, cuisine, or interest 

    * My Table keeps a photo journal of everything you’ve cooked 

    * Featured Recipes from new and notable chefs and bloggers 

    * Easy conversions — change the serving size and all of the ingredients will adjust automatically
    * Shopping checklists easily shareable through email

    * Candy Cane Hot Chocolate Rice Krispies by The Sweet Chick
    * Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf by Girl Eats Greens
    * Roasted Chicken with Clementines by Alexandra Cooks
    * Easy Red Velvet Lava Cake by Half Baked Harvest

    “SideChef is aimed at a wide audience (translation: even kitchen liabilities like me) with more than 3000 recipes to try. Step-by-step instructions, built-in timers and the ability to control the app with your voice when your hands are floury make it very useful.”

    “If you’re always scorching the stew and you just can’t seem to achieve perfectly puffed chocolate chip cookies, let this free app serve as your new cooking companion. “ — Real Simple

    “If you’ve ever ruined an entire meal because of a seemingly tiny mistake in timing or ingredient proportioning, then we have an app for you.” — Business Insider

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