Recipe apps to help you cook up a storm.

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Food, glorious food. If you find yourself thinking about what you’ll cook for dinner before you’ve even got out of bed in the morning, you’ll love our recipe-finding app suggestions.


Forget running up and down the stairs to check the recipe you found on the computer. When it’s on your phone, it’s right in front of you, exactly when you need it. And who needs to leaf through a pile of batter-splattered cookbooks when you can get your phone to read the recipe out to you? 

From the delicious to the bizarre, you can find endless cookery ideas on your phone.

Jamie Oliver 20 minute meals for Android and iPhone


You might have caught Jamie’s 20-Minute meals series on TV. With over 60 recipes to try, this app makes it easier to create healthy meals really quickly. And to make sure you’ve got everything you need, the app also lets you create a shopping list with all the ingredients organised by supermarket aisle. Is there anything he hasn’t thought of?


Epicurious for Android and iPhone (free)


From the 28,000 recipes on the Epicurious app, you’re bound to find one that you’ll like. Search by ingredient, theme, and even get a ‘Recipe of the Day’ widget to add to your homescreen. While it’s unbeatable for its choice of creations, you might get frustrated with the American ingredients and measurements. But one thing’s for sure, you’ll never be short of inspiration.


The Waitrose app for iPhone (free)


Learn from the best with mouthwatering recipes from Delia Smith and Heston Blumenthal. Updated every week based on what’s in season, you can easily create a shopping list based on the dishes you want to make. It also goes the extra mile by providing nutrition information for each recipe – so if you’re watching your weight or on a special diet, you don’t need to spend hours with a calculator and all your packaging.