When you say apps, I automatically think of finger foods and fancy hors d'oeuvres. So when I heard that Martha and Nigella have mastered their own apps, my initial thought was "well, duh" But then I realized, we weren't talking about bacon-wrapped scallops or pigs in a blanket. The biggest celebrity chefs have gone mobile. And they're out to help us get tech-smart and kitchen-savvy with their awesome digital app-lications. The new issue of US Weekly, on newsstands today, features a list of the six must-have apps from our favorite famous foodies. We can't wait to start downloading... cause we suddenly have a hankering for coconut shrimp.
MARTHA’S EVERYDAY FOOD: FRESH & EASY RECIPES... For 99 cents, the domestic doyenne’s app sends alerts for daily dinner ideas — and uses iPhone GPS to find grocery stores near you! Why it’s hot You can share your fave recipes on Facebook and Twitter.
FOOD NETWORK IN THE KITCHEN... You can access 45,000 recipes from the network’s stars, and new seasonal menus are updated each month. Plus, you can use in-app timers to never burn a meal again. ($1.99)
GORDON RAMSAY COOK WITH ME... Outside of Hell’s Kitchen, Ramsay offers 56 recipes with guides and pictures. The app offers wine pairings and an email function to invite to friends to enjoy the meal. Screaming fits not included! ($7.99)
NIGELLA QUICK COLLECTION... The kitchen goddess guides fans through 70 recipes with 40 minutes of video instructions. You can even make shopping lists from recipes. ($7.99)
JAMIE OLIVER 20 MINUTE MEALS... If you liked his Food Revolution, then you’ll love the British chef’s simple and delicious recipes. Step-by-step pictures illustrate each recipe, and in 90 minutes of video Oliver teaches his tricks and basic kitchen tips. ($7.99)
TYLER FLORENCE FAST... Picking from the app’s 500 recipes is easy. You can even use the app to email the chef or to chat with other users. ($4.99)