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Digital magazine helps those with learning difficulties to cook their own meals
People with developmental disorders can often learn to perform difficult tasks, but they need special help in order to do so, and instructions designed for non-disabled readers can be confusing. We’ve already seen Match use color-coded equipment to help those with autism make sense of the kitchen, and now a new interactive magazine called Look, Cook and Eat is designed especially to teach those with learning difficulties to cook for themselves. READ MORE…
Pre-prepped ingredients delivered to the door help anyone make their favorite restaurant dishes at home
 Cooking a good meal can take up far too much of the little time most people have, a fact that contributes to the huge amounts of money that the average consumer spends on eating out each year. While services such as Brazil’s Gulala have aimed to make things easier with 24-hour delivery of ingredients for meals, Forage turns home cooks into pro chefs by providing all of the ingredients needed to make dishes culled from the menus of top US restaurants. READ MORE…
Smart thermometer enables old ovens to connect to smartphones
New devices — such as Mellow, the water cooker that can be operated through a smartphone — are making food preparation much easier for those without the skills or time to cook a meal to perfection. For those not planning to trade in their oven or grill anytime soon, however, Range OI is a device that turns any existing cooker into a smart one. READ MORE…
Tailored recipe service aims to get families around the dinner table
Ensuring the entire family gets fed every day of the week can be a difficult and thankless task. We’ve already seen services such as Brazil’s Gulala, which prepares and dispatches all of the ingredients for a meal the day beforehand. Now Seattle’s gatheredtable is working with families to customize their weekly meal plans and better optimize the time they spend at home. READ MORE…
Hellmann’s delivers cooking lessons on demand via WhatsApp
Regular readers of Springwise will know that the Brazilian arm of Hellmann’s mayonnaise is determined to find new ways to engage its customer base, whether it’s through NFC-enabled touchscreen shopping carts that deliver meal suggestions as customers walk through the store, orprinting recipes on the back of receipts, tailored their shopping bill. Now it’s returned with WhatsCook, a campaign that helps anyone get instant recipes and cooking advice from pro chefs via the popular WhatsApp messaging service. READ MORE…
App enables amateur chefs to turn their apartment into a restaurant for the night
There’s no shortage of amateur chefs looking to flaunt their culinary skills in a more professional capacity, and we’ve already seen Un Jour, Un Chef welcoming those amateurs as head chefs in a Parisian restaurant. Looking to target that same market, Cookapp now enables amateur chefs to create a pop-up restaurant right in their front room. READ MORE…
Temporary recipe tattoos keep cooking instructions handy for chefs
While the traditional cookbook has been somewhat replaced by tablets and smartphones in the kitchen, and we’ve even seen custom recipes based on the items shoppers have bought printed on receipts, there’s still a problem when it comes to actually keeping cooking instructions in view when chefs are busy preparing their meal. I Tradizionali is offering a solution in the form of temporary tattoos featuring recipes that can be applied on the arm and washed off after cooking. READ MORE…
This book’s pages can be used to create the perfect barbecue
Learning is often amplified through doing, rather than just reading, so perhaps educational books shouldn’t be limited to the printed word either. Regular readers of Springwise may remember we recently wrote about The Drinkable Book, which teaches about the danger of unsafe water while also doubling as a longlasting filter to make any water drinkable. Now using a similar technique, The Barbecue Bible includes pages that provide everything needed for beginners to host a successful grill. READ MORE…
iPad-integrated kitchen scale could turn an amateur into a pro chef
Consumers are already using their tablets and mobile devices in the kitchen in place of their battered old cook books, so it’s not too much of a leap to imagine appliances that can sync with them to make cooking a bit easier. In the past, we’ve seen the Prep Pad measure the nutritional content of the items being chopped on it, and now Drop is another smart kitchen scale that can adjust recipes on the fly if users put too much of one ingredient in. READ MORE…
At NY hotels, room service now includes groceries
One of the biggest expenses for consumers travelling abroad is eating out or relying on room service for each meal, however, many hotels do offer self-catering kitchen facilities for guests who want to cook for themselves. One of those companies is Affinia Hotels, which is now enabling its New York customers to order fresh groceries directly to their room. READ MORE…
Smart food scale measures each meal’s nutritional balance
The Prep Pad is a chopping board and weighing scale that can determine the exact nutritional content of the meal being prepared, as well as tracking users’ eating habits. READ MORE…
Recipe book also improves cooks’ knife skills
We’ve already seen edible cookbooks that offer a tasty meal as well as instructions on how to cook. Now the Slice A Recipe cookbook enables kitchen amateurs to practice their knife skills, as it needs to be carefully sliced open in order to be read. READ MORE…
Color-coded system helps autistic people learn to cook
We’ve already seen how toys such as the Auti can help children with developmental disorders learn to interact with others. Now Match is a color-coded cooking prep system that provides a way to guide autistic people of any age through the preparation of a meal. READ MORE…
Recipe video service also delivers ingredients to the door
While not everyone can cook like a top chef, innovations such as Restolib‘s professional kitchen lessons have helped pave the way. Now Chefday is also tapping celebrity cuisine talent to offer recipes to everyday chefs, as well as the option to have all of the required ingredients delivered to the user’s house. READ MORE…
Single-use cooking pot is made of lightweight biodegradable paper
Hot on the heels of the Kuru-Kuru Nabe, a self-stirring saucepan which cooks its contents more efficiently, we’ve spotted another innovation that makes it easier to heat up food when outdoors. The HEXA POT is made out of lightweight biodegradable paper material that can withstand the heat of a cooker. READ MORE…