Cooking Over FaceTime? New Recipe App 'Pestle' Can Help

Sarah Perez writes about a new app called Pestle that helps with cooking over FaceTime. It makes use of SharePlay released with iOS 15.1.

The result is a well-built recipe app that provides a better experience for the end user, and one which tries to respect the creator content it organizes by offering source links, tools to discover more recipes from the same creator as they’re published, and a feature that encourages repeat visits to recipe sites. But some of Pestle’s other features make it almost too easy to bypass creators’ websites, which could cause concerns.

This Cooking App Gives You Recipes Based on Ingredients You Have

Half Lemons is a new cooking app that suggests recipes for you based on what ingredients you already have in the pantry. The more ingredients you plug into the app, the more recipes you can make. It keeps track of them from one meal to the next. These are recipes you can actually make with the things you have on hand. No missing ingredients. No funky substitutions needed. And definitely no trips to the store. Want to use up the last chicken thighs? Or maybe your fresh cilantro is starting to look tired. No problem! Filter recipes using any ingredient in your kitchen. Recipes are sourced from favorites like: NYT Cooking, Half Baked Harvest, Epicurious, Smitten Kitchen, Skinny Taste, BBC food, Jamie Oliver and others.

Watch Dickinson’s Hailee Steinfeld Try to Keep Up with a Chef

Hailee Steinfeld stars in Dickinson, an Apple TV+ show about the poet Emily Dickinson. She recently appeared on an episode of Bon Appétit as part of the Back-to-Back Chef series. It’s a fun show where a celebrity and a chef stand in the kitchen back-to-back. The chef has to describe exactly what to do as they cook, and the celebrity tries to follow along without looking back to see what the chef is doing. Vocal instructions only. Ms. Steinfeld makes pomme soufflé, which isn’t an actual soufflé and instead a variety of French fried potato. It’s a fun episode to watch.