Allrecipes Video Cookbook is a free Windows 8 recipe app that offers free video tutorials for food preparation. It has a whole lot of different recipes from all over the world, and lot many tutorials are from renowned chefs, therefore the app is equally useful to an expert and as well as to a novice. Whether you want to prepare Appetizers, Main Dish, Salad, Dessert, or try cooking anything new, the app has got everything in its store.
This free recipe app shows step by step video instructions for cooking. It lists all the ingredients required for cooking, plus you can also read the textual directions. Along with that, the app shows the total time required to prepare and cook the food, so that you can prepare the food on time. You can get the free app under the Food & Dining Category in Windows Store.
Learn to Cook Using this Free Recipe App:
As you launch the app, you’ll get the main screen and it is filled with different categories of food. You can choose from any of these : Appetizers, Bread , Desserts, Drinks, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish, Soup and Featured.
The number of different kinds of dishes/meals in each category is quite appreciable. The interface is well laid out and this helps in easily finding a particular dish. You can also find a dish according to its ingredients. All you have to do is to keep the app opened and bring the Search Charm on the screen by pressing Win+Q keys, type-in the desired ingredient’s name and search.
As mentioned earlier, the app shows you the list of ingredients and the total time required to prepare and cook the food, so you can always start gathering your ingredients and completing preparation in advance.
The video tutorials are really good. They are well explained, and they keep a pace with which even an amature can match, or even if somehow you got left somewhere in-between, then you have the option to pause, or jump to a particular point using the video’s progress bar and then continue playing the tutorial.
Besides the videos, the textual instructions are very easy to understand and can also be used to jump to particular instruction part in the video. That is it can be used to control the video playback. Follows a screenshot of app showing Tuna burgers video tutorial.
Key Features of Allrecipes Video Cookbook:
- Free Windows 8 app.
- Great app to learn cooking.
- Nice collection of recipes from all around the world.
- Good textual information and instructions.
- Excellent Video tutorials.
- Well organized categories of dishes.
- Option to search particular dish according to ingredients.
- Option to jump to a particular part of video using textual instructions.
- Simple UI.
Allrecipes Video Cookbook is nice recipe app that can be of great help during family gathering, thanksgiving, homecoming, house parties etc. The varieties of food and their video tutorials are something praise worthy, you can easily cook American, French, Mexican, Chinese, Mandarin, Indian, and many more. Though there are some issues like, pinning to start menu and setting favorite options are missing, and the app might crash sometimes; still it’s an excellent free recipe app. Use the app to try cooking something new and surprise your kids, friends, or family.