Apps I Love: Bing Food & Drink


What if you could read a recipe on your tablet while you are cooking, hands free? OK, theoretically you can, but if it is too long, you’ll need to touch the screen with greasy fingers. Not with a Windows 8.1 tablet, which now has a new Food & Drink app, that allows you to turn recipe pages with a simple hand wave in front of the computer or tablet’s camera.

But the best features of the app are simply mind blowing:

  • wine ratings and tasting notes on over 1.5 million bottles of wine from around the world
  • browse recipes by cuisine, level of difficulty, preferred cooking method or by specific ingredients
  • helpful tips on how to get started in the kitchen, to new cooking techniques, shopping guides and culinary news
  • how-to guides, tips and tricks to help you master culinary techniques
  • world-renowned chefs including Tom Colicchio, Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud, Jacques Pepin, Joel Robuchon, Marcus Samuelsson and Vikas Khanna provide insights, recipes and culinary tips
  • assemble your ‘want to try’ or favorite recipes into your own collections
  • put together and plan a masterful meal in a few quick clicks
  • assemble a shopping list directly from the recipes page