Everyone loves food, right? In fact, as a nation, the British like to eat. As a city, Liverpudlians enjoy some tasty grub from time to time too. Whether it’s trying some of Liverpool’s best restaurants or eating Scouse at an elderly relatives house, food is a big part of the city’s culture. In order to show off their cooking skills and improve mealtimes, recipe apps are a popular go-to option with people too. 

Thanks to the emergence of the powerful smartphone devices of today, it’s a breeze to fire up a recipe app ahead of a dinner party with friends, find a tasty menu for the evening, and then follow the step-by-step instructions to help you master the cooking process. Recipe apps are generally straightforward to use, extremely helpful, and the fact that they can accessed on the same mobile devices we use to reply to emails, watch Netflix or play Microgaming’s Book of Atem slot makes them convenient and accessible throughout the day. Some recipe apps even cater for specific diet requirements too. The options are certainly extensive. Below is a look at some of them.

A tried and tested app 

BBC Good Food has been around for a while now and is considered to be a trusted resource for home cooks. As well as featuring dishes from the likes of Gordon Ramsey and Mary Berry, the app also comes with an array of other recipes from industry professionals. With cuisine from all around the world, the app is a fantastic option for people wanting to eat differently and add more variation to their diets. It’s an incredibly well-designed and easy to use app, too, with clear instructions for dishes. 

A natural, healthy option  

Whether you’re keen to shed a few pounds ahead of your next holiday or you simply prefer to eat as healthily as you can, Deliciously Ella most definitely has you covered. Featuring recipes that are free of gluten and refined sugars, the app has a strong focus on healthy eating. It comes with clear instructions, photos, and a range of detox eating plans too. 

One of the best digital food-themed resources

Made by the people over at Conde Nast, Epicurious is an excellent digital food-themed resource. With over 35,000 stunning recipes to access from the likes of Gourmet and HarperCollins, the app offers a range of gorgeous treats to cook up at home. Another great feature of Epicurious is that it is regularly updated, allowing users to stay up to date with the latest food trends and access insightful video content. 

Great for instructional videos 

Kitchen Stories

Some people prefer to watch videos than reading step-by-step instructions, which is, of course, entirely understandable. Offering HD instructional videos of the highest standard, Kitchen Stories is a fantastic option for those of you who prefer to watch someone doing it before you attempt it yourself. The app also boasts a range of excellent articles around cooking and baking while also enabling users to set up their own personal profile so they can personalise the app and see the content that interests them. 

Keen to eat less meat, perhaps? 

We all need to eat less meat, apparently. If you’re keen to try a vegan or vegetarian diet, then Oh She Glows is a solid option. With over 150 vegan-friendly recipes at the time of writing, the app is a fantastic option. It is created by New York Times Bestseller Angela Liddon, someone who has championed the vegan diet and a range of gluten-free recipes for a while now. Another alternative option in this space is Forks Over Knives