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NYT Cooking

You can search endlessly for recipes on your phone trying to find the perfect pad thai. Or you can download NYT Cooking, which, in my humble home-chef opinion, is the holy grail of all cooking apps. If a recipe is good enough for The New York Times, well … it’s gotta be damned good.


Although the shopping/delivery feature doesn’t apply to us Utahns (thanks DABC), Vivino is still worth downloading if you find yourself in a wine rut. Is that $40 crémant you’ve been eyeing worth a try? Scan the label of any bottle for instant reviews and pairings or search by varietal and price.


SideChef is techy enough to sync up with your LG, Sharp, Electrolux and GE appliances, offers over 15,000 recipes, functions as a meal planner, interfaces with Alexa and can even deliver your groceries via Amazon Fresh. The only thing it can’t do is actually cook for you.


“Do I need a reservation?” That depends on how you feel about waiting in the lobby with the guy who “knows the owner,” or worse (if you’re an introvert), being seated at the communal table. Use OpenTable to find popular restaurants in your neighborhood and search by seating options, cuisine and price.

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