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Epicurious Recipes & Shopping List

Want access to thousands of delicious and professional recipes from popular magazines and cookbooks at your fingertips? Epicurious is a free app download for all Apple iOS and Android powered devices. Epicurious offers countless recipes from exquisite weekend dinners to casual cocktails, complete with nutrition information.

The app is easy to navigate with simple swipes and taps as with any Apple application. Epicurious provides a complete shopping list for your desired recipe allowing you to easily check items off as you find them at the store. Impress your friends and roommates next time they’re over with a meal made by yours truly.


Got a dinner date and don’t know where to go? Urbanspoon, a free app download for all Apple iOS devices, can help you out! Urbanspoon uses GPS or a Wifi connection to determine your current location to find a restaurant near you. The app filters restaurants by neighborhoods, cuisine or price giving you the ability to browse through nearby local restaurants.

The listing of restaurants is complete with reviews and ratings from newspapers and other Urbanspoon users. Simply shake your iPhone/iPod and the Urbanspoon slot machine will pick a restaurant for you to try! Shake again and Urbanspoon will pick another restaurant until you find one you are happy with. No more pizza delivery. So what are you waiting for? Give Urbanspoon a shake!