Great British Chefs – Recipes HD
Cook like a Michelin Star chef, or book a table at their restaurant
The first thing Great British Chefs will do is make you hungry. The stunning dishes and use of photography to present them will have you gnawing at the corners of your iPad.
The app takes 12 of the best chefs in Britain, with 15 Michelin stars between them, and presents three menus from each that they would be happy to serve in their restaurants. The result is as mouth-watering as the food.
The interface is as clean as a high-end kitchen, and runs just as smoothly, with a drop-down menu allowing for easy navigation around the app.
There is a section dedicated to the chefs themselves, with written and video profiles on each. You’ll also find a favourites section for you to add recipes to, and in a sense create a personal cookbook to rival your in-app tutors.
The highlight of the app, though, is the recipes screen, which lays out all 180 dishes in front of you in a Rubix Cube-esque grid pattern, where enlarging an image with one touch sees other recipes slide out of its way as one organic unit.
From here, you can get a full screen image of the dish, and get into the important stuff such as prep and cooking times. It’s where the ingredients are listed, and if you’re short of a few, you can add them to a shopping list, and email them to yourself. In the method section, you can add your own notes should you discover a nifty shortcut, and set a timer to keep yourself on track.
The only disappointment is the lack of video walkthroughs, but given the overall depth of content in the app, you can easily forgive the developers.
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