The number of available food- and cooking-related apps is always growing, and we're glad that it is. Here are five of our favorite new releases for iPhone and Android, to help with everything from elaborate wine pairing to quick and easy meals.
Ratio ($4.99, iPhone and Android)
Based on the very popular cookbook of the same name, Ratio promises to help free you from recipes by teaching you "the simple codes behind the craft of every day cooking". This app helps you calculate ingredient amounts for recipes and teaches you the ratios between them for a perfect result every time.
Fooducate (free, iPhone)
A new healthcare and fitness app, Fooducate goes with you to the grocery store, scans in product barcodes, and displays product highlights, while allowing you to compare products and select better alternatives. Highlights things like excessive sugars, additives and preservatives, and so on.
Paprika Recipe Manager ($4.99, iPhone)
A recipe manager app designed to accomodate recipes you enter, though it also lets you pull recipes from the internet. Built-in grocery list, meal planner and recipe organizer make this app popular and easy to use. For Android, My Recipes (.99) has similar recipe management features.
Jamie Oliver's 20 Minute Meals ($7.99 iPhone, $8.01 Android)
Daily Grape (free, iPhone)
Gary Vaynerchuk's daily wine video show comes to your smartphone with this fun free app. Watch short videos, compare tasting notes and sort through reviews and ratings. Gary is a great personality, which is key to this app's appeal.
Android users, try Nirvino's Wine Ratings Guide, which features the biggest wine rating database in the world.
Do you use any of these apps, or prefer others? Android users, we're always looking for app recommendations; what are your favorite kitchen and cooking apps?