Spice up your cooking with a little Paprika App

I’ve had my iPad for almost a year now. I was sceptical about getting one as I already have a desktop and had semi-moble access with my iPod Touch (where is that wi-fi connection????). However, as I started to contemplate getting one, I looked to see what cooking apps were out there. I read reviews, downloaded a few apps on my iPod and found that very few gave me what I wanted. I wanted an app where I could store my recipes, scale them as needed, create grocery lists and make it really easy to add new recipes. It had to allow me to create my own categories and assign recipes to more than one. A recipe is not just Mexican or German, it is also Dinner and possibly both slow cooker and low carb.

Most of them out there were web-based (my iPad would be wi-fi only) or were focused on the recipes that were already included, but not on my favorites. I was getting disappointed until…..Paprika App. This marvelous app gave me all I wanted (and more). Make your own categories and assign multiples? Built in browser? One button click to save new recipes? Enter my own? All in there plus so many more features. If you have an iPad or to a lesser degree an iPhone, and love to cook, it is a must have!

Paprika App

New York Times Review of Paprika App

iPad version

iPhone version

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Author:The Ranting Chef

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14 Comments on “Spice up your cooking with a little Paprika App”

  1. March 15, 2012 at 6:38 pm #

    How do you add in recipes from your cookbooks to Paprika?


    • March 15, 2012 at 7:01 pm #

      Two ways: the first is to search for them online. I found about 80% of the ones I wanted by title or unique ingredients. Also the author’s name helps. Once you find it, paprika makes it easy to import. If all else fails, you can type them in.


  2. March 16, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

    Excellent. Thanks for the app recommendation. I have been wanting to create my own database of recipes and have about 3-4 months of recipes logged. And no I don’t think making a spreadsheet database for your recipes is excessive. 🙂 I plan to do that AND have menu planning as well for cycles of 3-4 weeks, AND having it seasonal as well. That’s the long term plan anyway. I use my ipad in the kitchen and this app will help me keep track of the ones that I like. Ta very much.


  3. April 6, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    I love, love, love this app!!


  4. April 12, 2012 at 12:04 pm #

    Cooking apps are great, especially if you can size your recipe! My problem is that I’m afraid I’ll spill hot water or something on my phone. I use a binder and page covers to store my favorite recipes in the kitchen… although there’s always a sort of pride when you’ve got something memorized 🙂


    • April 13, 2012 at 3:32 pm #

      I have a fridge mount for my iPad that I bought at Target. It’s great because it keeps the iPad out of the way, but still accessible. I don’t have much counter space in my apartment kitchen so this mount works great for me.


  5. July 22, 2012 at 7:28 pm #

    Hi Pat that sounds like a cool app. I need one for my photographs.



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