The original version of Evernote Food (download for Android or iOS) had one menu item: My Meals. As of the latest version, My Meals doesn't have to be lonely anymore; new sections Explore Recipes, My Cookbook, and Restaurants have been added. Let's explore the new features.
Explore Recipes lets you browse through a huge selection (thousands, according to Evernote) of recipes from all over the Web. You'll find recipes from places you'll likely recognize, such as AllRecipes.com or Clean Eating.
My Cookbook will show you any recipes you've saved through the app, along with … Read more
A kitchen appliance or gadget that does anything and everything is only useful if it actually gets used. Sure, the device in question may chop, slice, and dice with the best of them, but if for one reason or another it is uncomfortable to the user, then it will end up not being used. Through no fault of its own, the kitchen tool gets shunned and ignored, doomed to live out an unproductive life tucked away in the back of the cupboard. It doesn't have to be this way.
The food processor is a tried-and-true addition to any kitchen … Read more
Everyone wants to lose weight, but for many folks, the rewards of looking better, feeling better, and living longer aren't sufficient motivation.
Ah, but what if there's money involved?
That's the idea behind DietBet, a "social dieting game" with a twist: You bet some money with friends and/or strangers, then spend 28 days trying to lose 4 percent of your body weight. Winner takes the pot -- which can end up being pretty sizable. If there are multiple winners, they split the cash.
In other words, here's your chance to lose weight and … Read more
Busy place, the kitchen. Fast-moving knives and quick-rising heat abound. Blink and it could mean the difference between delicious and destroyed. That's OK; it is part of what makes cooking fun. The puzzle that is the meal to be comes together a piece at a time. Layers build upon each other, creating towers of flavorful food that may not literally reach for the sky, but does have the ability to send our taste buds into orbit. All it requires is a little planning. And prep work.
As far as food-prep tools go, the food processor has to be one … Read more
Slow Food is a good name for this iPad app, which tasks players with moving various pieces of food into a grid that forms Christmas icons like Santa Claus, reindeer, Christmas trees, and stockings. The game's interface calls to mind the same kind of cut-out style that filled '80s and '90s TV Christmas specials, and while the concept is certainly appealing, the execution often leads to frustration as you attempt to figure out exactly what it is you are supposed to be doing.
The idea of the game is simple -- choose a Christmas icon (additional puzzles featuring animals … Read more
Great chefs are crazy.
There are many kinds of crazy. Some of these culinarians rant, rave, and spit fire and brimstone. Some pore over their ingredients like scientists: quiet, brooding, and deeply serious.
All believe they can create their own particular gastronomic dreams, ones nobody else can copy. Especially not a computer.
IBM thinks different.
Having seen its Watson computer crush mere humans at the trivial game of "Jeopardy," the company is now setting the machine's sights on bigger business.
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- The mystery behind Chipotle's secret 1,500-calorie monstrosity.
- The ultimate In-N-Out secret menu survival guide.
- I used to smoke pot every time I played a video game. Here's why I stopped..
- SUNY adds a hip-hop anthem to its marketing set list.
Now that it's wooed CBS for a whole slew of content, Amazon's moved on to Scripps and its popular Food Network and Travel Channel shows.
The online retail giant has struck a deal with Scripps Networks Interactive to stream past seasons of Scripps' most popular programming on Amazon's Prime Instant Video service.
This is the first time Scripps has partnered with a subscription service to stream its shows, according to a press release. Scripps' networks include HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. The shows include "Rachael Ray's Week in a Day,&… Read more