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Essential Food Apps for Every Foodie

Essential Food Apps for Every Foodie

Mmmm…food…

Sorry, I got caught up in my research. Now if only I can get through this article without drooling on the keyboard…

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Anyway, if you’re a food connoisseur, you’ve probably discovered an intense affinity for Pinterest since its launch in 2010. But there are so many other apps available for you to sink your teeth into. Civilian Bar and Kitchen in New South Wales, Australia, has created an infographic for the foodie in all of us. Whether you prefer to create your own meals or have the food brought to you, there are many apps available on the iStore and Google Play to assist you along the way. Best of all, most of them are available for less than $5; some are even completely free, while still others require in-app purchases.

For the chefs, there are apps that convert measurements based on serving size and units used, as well as timers to make sure you don’t overcook your meals. There are also apps which curate recipes and tips from the best food blogs in the world, and deliver them right to your phone. For those looking to cool down with a nice beverage, there are also drink recipe apps. For the health-conscious, there are apps available that scan barcodes at supermarkets to check nutrition facts, gluten content, and whether the product contains GMOs.

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For those who love to dine out, there are apps that locate the best restaurants and dining establishments in your area, along with reviews from the app’s user community. Other apps categorize restaurants based on their vegetarian or vegan standing. One app even gives a report on the wine to order at a specific restaurant after plugging in your entree.

Now, for lunch…

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    Featured photo credit: Civilian Bar and Kitchen via civilian.net.au

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    We’ve all done it. We’ve gone out and bought useless gadgets that we don’t really need, just because they seemed really cool at the time. Then, we are stuck with a bunch of junk, and end up tossing it or trying to sell it on Ebay.

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    2. Smart Kitchen Tools

    Wouldn’t you just love to have a pot of coffee waiting for you when you get home from work? What about a “smart pan” that tells you exactly when you need to flip that omelet? From meat thermometers to kitchen scales, you’ll find a variety of “smart” gadgets designed to make culinary geeks salivate.

    3. Mini Home Speaker Play:1

    If you love big sound, but hate how much space big speakers take up, and if you want a stereo system that is no bigger than your fist, check out the Play:1 mini speaker. All you have to do is plug it in, connect, and then you can stream without worrying about any interruptions or interface. You can even add onto it, and have different music playing in different rooms.

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    6. Smart Lighting

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    Whether you love movies, television shows, music, etc., you can stream it all using Google Chromecast Ultra. Stream all of the entertainment you love in up to 4K UHD and HDR, for just $69 monthly.

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