How to Cook Like a Master Chef With These Apps

By Eric Kim on

Channel the likes of Martha Stewart, Julia Child, and all the legendary masters before you without ever graduating from the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. All you need are a few clever and fail-safe apps to guide you around the kitchen and a passion for gourmet cuisine.


Steak Master

Steak is a classic delicacy, but only if it’s cooked to perfection. Anything more or less will take away from the natural flavor crystals. Steak Master guides you through all the preparation, including adjusting the thickness of the cut and when to take it off the heat. Whatever method you choose for cooking, the app creates a personalized tutorial that includes a specific cooking time and other useful tips.


Egg Timer App

If anybody knows how to cook the perfect egg, it’s the egg farmers of Canada. Their free egg timer app offers official cooking instructions that are easily customizable for eggs ‘egg-xactly’ how you like them. The app even includes gourmet recipes if you need cooking inspiration.



From cookbook author Michael Ruhlman comes the useful app that decodes the culinary ratios that form the backbone any recipe, sweet or savory. The handy calculator takes the guesswork out of hundreds of recipes for perfect cooking formulas every time.


20-Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver

Forget frozen burritos and sad leftovers for dinner. With help from celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, create healthy and delicious meals like tuna and tomato rigatoni and feed a hungry family in 20 minutes. The app includes a summary of the dish, a list of what you need, and step-by-step instructions. The beautiful color photos also add to your inspiration in the kitchen.


With Smartphones and other mobile devices, you now have access to a treasure trove of expert cooking knowledge and classic recipes. Now go forth and eat. Bon appetit! 


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