Guest Blog: Apps for the Foodie

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Today's blog is an article written by my guest blogger Antonia. She is an enthusiastic writer from the north of Germany, living and studying in London to pursue her dream of becoming a journalist.

Be passionate about food: share it with the world wherever you are

If you’re as passionate about food as I am, you might be looking for ways to share your culinary experiences with others. Whether you have just mastered a tasty new recipe or dined out at an excellent restaurant, your mobile device will allow you to provide real-time updates about food you’re craving, creating, or currently consuming. Let’s take a closer look at the smartphone features and apps built with the foodie in mind:

Bon APPétit!

Smartphone apps are a wonderful tool for the modern-day foodie, as they allow you keep apprised of new recipes and restaurant recommendations and share your culinary adventures with others. The SnapDish Food Camera app for iOS and Android-powered devices has got to be one of the best food apps on the market. The app acts as its own social network for foodies, allowing you to take stunning photos of your own culinary creations to share with the world or search out dishes made or enjoyed by others. Another social networking app for foodies is Platter for iOS and Android, which even allows its users to search for recipes and tag photos according to their ingredient lists.

Looking for a great place to eat in an unfamiliar city, or just want to try something new with the family close to home? No problem. Apps like Foursquare and UrbanSpoon allow you to browse reviews to find great food no matter where in the world you happen to be. Want a visual as to what your fare will look like? Browse the photos on FoodSpotting to find mouth-watering dishes near you.

Juicy Reads and Mouth-Watering Views

Smartphones make it possible to have food-related content and photos available at your fingertips at all times. Instead of subscribing to print-based magazines, you can get expert advice about where to dine and what to cook delivered straight to your mobile device. Web-based subscriptions to food-based publications run the gamut from high-end magazines like Saveur and Food & Wine to cookbooks like Jamie Oliver’s 20-Minute Meals and Mario Batali Cooks.

Of course, you can also stream cooking videos straight to your mobile device to prepare meals alongside expert chefs in real-time. Whether you’re a fan of The Food Network or the BBC’s Good Food, you’ll find plenty of great recipes and videos available from these food networks and many others online. YouTube channels like Food Wishes and Vahchef are also excellent resources for cooks looking to follow full cooking demonstrations when preparing new dishes for their family and friends. It can be a little overwhelming to
browse the millions of videos available to modern-day cooks, so look to family and friends for suggestions about videos they've found useful in the past to narrow down your search.

No matter what kind of food you’re in the mood for, make sure you have the tools you need to help you prepare or find a great meal near you. Shop top-of-the-line smartphones from Lenovo, iPhone or Blackberry to start finding new recipes, streaming cooking videos, or sharing your favorite dishes with your networks today! 

I will also be posting this in my other blog Mommy's Cookbook

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.

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