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Technology has hit American kitchens in a big way over the past few years, and I don’t know about you but I love it. While I still love my print cookbooks, they are not all that practical when you
are trying to put together a party or event. Who has the time to flip through all those books, to find a few great appetizers and some festive cocktails. Doing a search on a typical search engine will supply you with a large array of links, but many are not actually useful. If your cooking while looking things up on a tablet, by this point your poor device is probably crusted in food… ugh.
I want easy and elegant, which is just what the Food & Drink App from Bing is. It is available in the new Windows 8.1 upgrade (which if you haven’t done the update yet, you really should… so much better than the straight 8). Here are a few screen shots of the pages you are likely to come across while planning a holiday cocktail party with the Food & Drink App .
This Winter Pomello Margarita looked like a refreshing option, that would appeal to a wide variety of people.
To assemble the easy cocktail party menu, I just set up a folder folder and added cocktail and appetizer recipes (the first button on the bottom bar adds a recipe to category folder of your choice) . It took all of about 10 minutes to select the party fare. Winter Pomello Margaritas would be the featured cocktail, with eggnog (spiked or not) as a festive option as well. For Appetizers, I picked Cheese Straws and Spicy Party Pecans as readily available “pickys” and Crostini with Green Olive Tapenade, Scallops Skewered with Parma Ham, Chorizo Sliders and Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken. All seemed relatively “tidy” options, with lots of variety.
When it comes time to prepare your selections, the Food & Drink App really sets itself apart. Just activate the hands free mode, and the camera on your device will swipe the pages for you as you pass your hand in front of it… no more flour and oil on your screen or keyboard. Neat trick, isn’t it? That isn’t all though, the Food & Drink App from Bing also has an extensive wine guide and instructional videos collection.
Why not check out this useful free app for yourself. What would your first search be for?