Food

If you can’t think of anything to cook this weekend, Food.com can be a very helpful app – not just for the weekend but for every day.

The app, available for iPhone, iPad and iPod, displays three sections on the main screen. Top Picks brings up a selection of recipes with five stars; On sale displays recipes based on what’s on sale on at a store near your location; and Categories divides recipes by food and dishes.

Select a recipe to see a main photo, preparation time and a list of ingredients. You will also see a how-to section with step-by-step instructions and user reviews.

If you want to prepare a dish, Food shows you the ingredients you need to get and the nearest store where you can buy them. The latter feature apparently only works in the United States.

Cooking app for iPhone

You can also send the grocery list through an email message to a friend or yourself.

Food enables you to save your favorite recipes and create a menu. It also has a preference section to restrict recipes in case you are a vegetarian or want gluten free foods, as well as low-carb and low-fat ideas.

Food has a nice and slick interface, although the app should display preparation videos for people who don’t know or can’t cook.

Food is available for free and requires iOS 7 or later. You can download it here.

What do you think of Food? Did you find it useful? Please let me know in the comment section below.