(App) Zest Cooking
App Description :
Tired of cooking the same 3 meals on repeat? Zest integrates a mind-blowing cooking education into your routine. Learn to cook with us – every week we teach a new foundational cooking concept in less than 10 minutes, and provide two full-course recipes that will bring the concept to life. Our recipes are created by two former Michelin star chefs, distilled by a home chef, and cooked by you, the superstar home cook that you are (or will be). We don’t assume any prior culinary knowledge. We meet you where you are and help you improve.
Stop copying traditional recipes – start learning from Zest. We’ve cooked those delicious Bon Appetit dinners. But when we took away the recipes we felt like lost puppies. Zest is designed to teach you the how’s and why’s of cooking. So when the recipe is gone you can confidently navigate the kitchen.
The promise: Taste improvement after one dinner with Zest.
App Features :
CURATED MENUS THAT USE UP YOUR PERISHABLES
Choose a menu based on your preferences that uses up all your produce. Ever cook a recipe that called for 2 tbsp of fresh parsley? We serve recipes in pairs, so if some produce goes unused in one, you won’t be left with an ingredient to throw away later.
GROCERY LIST WITH HELPFUL TIPS
Shop your menu with our automated grocery list. Plus, utilize our helpful tips while you shop. Don’t know what a neutral oil is? We got you covered.
STEP-BY-STEP RECIPES THAT TEACH
We’ve all tried cooking a TikTok recipe. You rewatch the video 13 times to figure out what the hell is going on. Zest embeds videos throughout recipes so you can click into content when you need it. No more pausing and restarting. Learn at your own pace.
Watch a short video on a new concept every week and then cook recipes that reinforce what you’ve learned. We dive into topics like the science of tasting, the basics of seasoning,, sautéing, roasting and more!
Don’t know how to dice an onion? Don’t be embarrassed, we got you covered. Skill videos are linked in each recipe, so you don’t have to watch Gordon Ramsey on YouTube (we love his accent too).
Rate the recipes you cook, so we can recommend similar ones.
Feedback? Technical Issues? Killer ideas you want to contribute to make our app better? Email us at email@example.com. We’re always here to help and would love to chef up new ideas together!
End User Licensing Agreement: www.apple.com/legal/internet-services/itunes/dev/stdeula/
Additional Information :
- Size 27.3 MB
- Requires iOS 12.0 or later.
User Reviews :
i am OBSESSED!
In a world where going out isn’t as common anymore, everyone is looking for hobbies. And can I just say, this is the PERFECT one. This app is absolutely genius. I’ve always been hesitant to cook new things, because let’s be honest, recipe books can be pretty difficult to follow. But this takes online recipes to the next level. You actually LEARN about what you’re cooking and how to achieve the perfect flavors. It’s knowledge that you can take from one meal, to the next to completely amplify your cooking experience. The shopping list option that lets you put exactly how many people you’ll be cooking for, and then corresponds with exactly what you need to buy is the most convenient thing. If you’re bored, and want to pick up a hobby, this app is the perfect place to pick up *experienced* cooking! Hats off to the creator, very impressed!
Developer Response ,
Wow- thank you for being so thorough and thoughtful in your response! I would love to hear more of your thoughts. If you’d like, email me at sav[at]zestapp.co and we can chat further.
Great app for beginners!!
It’s excellent, the check boxes on ingredients is very smart and the instructions are clear. Maybe need more instructions on heat levels on the stove throughout the recipe but otherwise very easy to follow. I also love the teaching aspect.
One big thought that you all could do is do a “weeks grocery” feature, where you choose the dishes you want and it consolidates into one grocery list (the shopping list is v helpful as is btw). I just recommend this bc I feel like people only grocery shop once a week and this could facilitate. Also another feature at some point could be a built in timer next to the relevant cooking step, that way everything is self contained (I found jumping between my timer and the app was a bit odd).
All in all, great great job!!! It’s an awesome app and I’m gonna subscribe rn
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