It's a Phone. It's a Camera. It's a Cookbook.

It's a Phone. It's a Camera. It's a Cookbook.

Food & Drink

It's a Phone. It's a Camera. It's a Cookbook.


By Cari Martens

Sure, your iPhone, Google phone or Nintendo DS can do things like take photos and play games, but they can also become interactive cookbooks and portable grocery lists. In fact, these sorts of handheld gizmos may soon replace those hardback cookbooks with paper pages and pretty pictures, according to Anita Hamilton, writing for TIME.

Today’s handheld devices let you browse hundreds of recipes in a flash, and many also create electronic shopping lists for the recipes so it’s easy to stock your pantry with the ingredients you need.

The iPhone has the biggest selection of recipes, Hamilton says, with more than 30 cooking programs to choose from in Apple’s App Store. The Nintendo DS Personal Trainer has cooking programs that respond to voice commands such as ‘continue’ and ‘last step’ and some programs feature celebrity chefs including Jamie Oliver of ‘Naked Chef’ fame.

The DS also has cooking-oriented games if you’re more in the mood to play with virtual food.

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