Stuck at the grocery store without a clue what to do with the salmon you just bought, fire up the "How to Cook Everything" app and find some recipes. Or if you find yourself marooned on an island in Greece and want to know how to cook a whole fish or braise squid, or have a sudden urge to try a chocolate soufflé in the middle of the night, all you need is this app.
Here, in one place, are about 2,000 recipes from the New York Times food columnist. To his credit, Bittman is constantly updating the app with new recipes, ideas and seasonal suggestions. The app includes hundreds of illustrated tutorials, built-in timers in the recipes, email friendly shopping lists, and integration with Facebook and Twitter.
Optimized for iPhone5 and the iPad (requires iOS 5.0 or later). Now at the App store for free. (The iPhone app is normally $4.99, the iPad app $9.99.)