With Epicurious, you don’t need to know your way around a cheese grater or salad spinner to master the art of cooking. This app provides step-by-step guidance for even the simplest of kitchen tasks, taking you from beginner to pro with the swipe of a finger.
On the home page, you’ll find a collection of recipes, videos, and articles. Bored of whipping up your mom’s chicken casserole every Tuesday night? Epicurious updates the app’s recipes and video content weekly.
Scroll through and find new recipes each week for things like Squash Blossom Quesadillas, Spiced Lamb Burgers, and Sausage and Ricotta Baked Cannelloni to mix up your mundane routine. There are more than 35,000 tested recipes so far from publications like Bon Appétit and Gourmet. If you’re not in the mood to physically test your domestic abilities, sit back and watch videos of people trying to shuck an oyster or identify different shellfish. Or enjoy some tips and tricks or how-to articles for when you’re feeling a little craftier in the kitchen. Next to the home tab at the bottom, you’ll see an image of a timer. This Smart Timer section shows you how to cook essential dishes like steak, vegetables, chicken, pork, seafood, and eggs without a specific recipe. Epicurious helps you improvise with guidelines for basic seasoning, directions, and cook times for different styles of each dish. Plus, there’s a timer all ready to go with each set of directions, so you need only hit start.
In the next section over, search for any type of recipe you want if you have something particular in mind. For example, if you search “Mexican,” Epicurious will present you with recipes for enchiladas, tostadas, refried beans, and even a Paloma soda-can cocktail (featuring Pamplemousse LaCroix). Next to the search option is a section dedicated to keeping your shopping list for the day or week. And in the last section, you can create an account to save the recipes you love—all you have to do is hit the plus button on the recipe.