Bread specialties have moved out of the basket and onto the plate. Small wonder: They’re versatile, popular and economical and offer utilization opportunities across the menu.
With the boom in tablet technology, recipes have begun to travel from home to the office to the market and into the kitchen. With features like embedded links, built-in timers, infographics and voice prompts, the richness of some new apps — like Baking With Dorie, from the baking expert Dorie Greenspan; Jamie Oliver’s 20-Minute Meals; and Professional Chef, the vast app released last month by the Culinary Institute of America — hint that books as kitchen tools are on the way out.
NPR’s Kojo Nnambi highlights that many chefs today are taking a high tech approach by coming out with cooking apps for smartphones and tablets. These apps take recipes to a whole new level by embedding videos, calculating conversions, and updating automatically. Kojo speaks with guests Monica Bhide, Michael Ruhlman, and well-known baker and James Beard award-winning cookbook author Dorie Greenspan about where they turn to for help, and the 'extras' that can make apps a perfect fit for use in the kitchen and supermarket.