Last year in December Evernote Food was released for the iPhone and iPod touch. Looking at Instagram and Twitter, it is pretty apparent that people like to share photos of their meals and Evernote Food takes that to the next level. Yesterday, Evernote Food 2.0 was released with iPad support too that really makes Evernote Food a pretty amazing application to have in your kitchen. As my wife and daughters spend hours in the kitchen cooking and baking for Christmas, I see this new Evernote Food serving as a valuable assistant with recipes and cookbook functionality.
My family enjoys watching cooking shows and we often run to the computer during a show to print out a good looking recipe. They are printed and then often lost after making the dish once. I like the looks of the new Explore Recipes section where you can browse through recipes or search for something that sounds good. You can save or print the recipe or even simply clip it and have it saved into your Evernote account with a single button tap. The source of the recipe is shown below the picture.
If you have recipes that you saved in Evernote Food or ones you have clipped from your web browser then all of those will show up in the My Cookbook section of Evernote Food 2.0. This is a great way to save and manage your favorite recipes that you find outside the sources found in Evernote Food.
There is also a Restaurants section of the application that shows you nearby restaurants on a map. You can also search for restaurants in other locations and save those places in your account. Tapping on a restaurant shows you the address, type of food, photos, and sometimes even the menu.
There is a LOT in Evernote Food 2.0 and I am enjoying the experience on my iPad so far. As before, I am sure there will be an update to 2.0 for Android coming soon as well so don't worry about that. If you have an iPad and you like to cook, try out this free application (iTunes link).