App of the Day: Great British Chefs new Summertime App in partnership with Ocado
Great British Chefs, the award-winning premium recipe website, is launching a new Summertime App in partnership with online grocer Ocado). Full of fabulous dishes worthy of the great British Summer of 2012, proceeds of the App will go towards Action Against Hunger, a global charity committed to ending world hunger while saving lives of malnourished children.
Packed with over 100 lovingly crafted recipes, from 21 of the most talented British chefs including Marcus Wareing, Tom Aikens, Nathan Outlaw, Josh Eggleton, Richard Corrigan, Shaun Hill, Marcello Tully and Martin Wishart this incredibly beautifully crafted app will help people of all cooking abilities hone their skills, allowing them to create their own award winning dishes. From irresistible dinner party menus, glamorous picnics to sumptuous BBQ recipes and delightful summer puddings, there’s a summery dish for every food lover,no matter where they are.
The Summertime App also includes instructional videos to help perfect your cooking skills such as making a mayonnaise or tips on how to prepare an artichoke. Users can search by individual ingredient, specific course or level of cooking complexity and then simply click to buy all of their ingredients from Ocado.com. The app showcases recipes ranging from classics with a twist such as Kedgeree, Coronation chicken salad, Chicken and curry Kiev, Cod scotch eggs, Salmon skewers, Eton mess, to stunning summertime dinner party sensations such as Burrata with chickpea fritters & summer salad, Ceviche of Trout with Avocado Sorbet, Monkfish with tomato, ginger and garlic, Whole grilled sea bass with fennel and orange salad, Cod with pork belly, Asparagus, roast red onion and blue cheese tarts and Pimms and Hendricks jelly.
The full list of chefs are as follows: Marcus Wareing, Nathan Outlaw, Tom Aikens, Martin Wishart, Dominic Chapman, Galton Blackiston, Alfred Prasad, Pascal Aussignac, Greg Malouf, Richard Corrigan, Christoffer Hruskova, Robert Thompson, Matt Tomkinson, Marcello Tully, Frances Atkins, Paul Heathcote, Shaun Hill, Josh Eggleton, Simon Hulstone, Paul Ainsworth, Shaun Rankin
Features of the Summertime App include:
- Each recipe is beautifully shot and can be viewed through a stunning recipe image gallery
- Each recipe is linked through to an aggregated shopping basket, enabling users to purchase all the related ingredients in a single click from Ocado.com
- Intuitive navigation and search facility:
- Integrated social media functionality allowing users to share the recipes, images and shopping list across the popular social network platforms and email
- Voice control that allows people to cook without touching their iPad or iPhone
- Comprehensive information about the chefs, their restaurants and cookbooks
- A series of 25 “How to” films
Ocado founder Jason Gissing commented “joining forces with Great British Chefs to create the Summertime app is hugely exciting for Ocado. For the first time you can create your own award winning menu and buy the ingredients from Ocado with a simple click. This unique function makes it easy for people to create a fine dining experience in their own home and have fun experimenting with Ocado’s super fresh and delicious summer ingredients.”
The Great British Chefs Summertime App follows the recent launch of the Feastive app and the original Recipes app. As before, the app comes with the same award winning user experience, consistent and stunning photography and easy to follow information.
Have you used it yet? If so, let us know how you got on and what you whipped up by leaving a comment below.