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The best food and drink apps

01 September 2015

Never be stuck with what to make for dinner again with our guide to the best food and drink apps.

Food and drink prep using app
Food apps can help you create a delicious meal without the need for piles of books


Some 10 million downloads and counting, this recipe app is superb. Search 30,000 recipes that have been tested and rated, or browse by what you have available in the larder. (Some Samsung fridges come with the app installed!) A new voice-activated Cook Mode lets you follow instructions while keeping messy hands free.  Free, iOS, Android

Mary Berry Bakes

The delightful Mary Berry guides you through 70 delicious recipes with top-notch photography, simple instructions and even a shopping-list function and timer built in. Try the All-in-One Victoria Sponge. £3.99, iOS

Related: Mary Berry's extraordinary ordinary life


This is the app for you if you like your drinks shaken and not stirred. You tell the app which ingredients you have on hand and it will create a list of drinks you can make with what you already have. Happy mixing. Free, iOS, Android

Related: Champagne cocktail recipes


This must-have app helps you do everything from managing recipes to planning meals to devising menus to creating your own shopping lists. Free, iOS, Android

The Good Fish Guide

If you can never remember whether eating sea bream will see you committing an environmental crime then this Marine Conservation Society app should ease your conscience considerably. Almost every fish you're likely to come across in this country is classified as either an eat, or an avoid. So you’ll never eat an endangered fishy again. Free, iOS, Android

Related: Feel better with fish

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