The Allrecipes Video Cookbook app is a wonderful collection of food recipes that will appeal to most people. This free Food & Drink app delivers 1,000+ tasty recipes for all meal courses, starting with classic appetizers and ending with satisfying desserts. But one of the best things about the Allrecipes Video Cookbook app is that it comes with high-quality video demonstrations that walk you through every recipe, step-by-step.
The Allrecipes Video Cookbook app works on the iPhone and iPad, but I always find it easier to use my iPad in the kitchen. Currently, this video cookbook comes with almost 1,500 videos to watch. Recipes (with video instruction) are placed into these easy-to-find categories: Featured, Appetizers, Breads, Desserts, Drinks, Main Course, Salads, Side Dishes, and Soups.
There is also a My Recipe Box category that’ll save your favorite recipes for later viewing. However, to use the Recipe Box function you’ll need to sign up with an email to become a member. It’s free. I was able to quickly and easily save many great recipes to my box. However, accessing the saved recipes in your Recipe Box can be a little annoying. Each time you close out the app and come back later, you’ll have to sign in to access your recipes again.
It’s very easy to find what you’re looking for in the Allrecipes Video Cookbook app. Even the search function makes it simple to find food by name or meat type, and etc. The Featured recipes seem to reflect the current season. Some of the 15 seasonal food recipes are for: Grilled Lemon Yogurt Chicken, Crispy Fried Chicken, Firecracker Grilled Alaska Salmon, Simple Baked Beans, Sweet Restaurant Slaw, Red, White and Blue Strawberry Shortcake, and Blackberry Pie.
All recipes in this video cookbook app come with nice images, cook/prep/ready time, nutritional info, ingredient list, serving size, step-by-step instructions, star ratings with reviews, and of course, the coveted video demonstration. Most recipes come from the Allrecipes community, and are professionally narrated by a pleasant sounding female voice that leads you through the step-by-step demonstration. However, there are also recipes and video demonstrations delivered by Chef John from foodwishes.com.
The Allrecipes Video Cookbook app has a lot of great things going for it. The only obvious thing that’s missing is a serving size adjustor to automatically calculate ingredient amounts for all recipes according to number of dinner guests you have. Otherwise, it’s a nearly perfect app to find realistic food recipes that’ll satisfy the regular everyday crowd.