I met Gretta, one of the founders of Pepperplate, nearly two years ago through a food blogger friend. She told me about Pepperplate and demonstrated how it works on an iPad. I was amazed at what it can do. Pepperplate takes a different approach. Instead of being pre-populated with recipes, it let you bookmark and save recipes into your Pepperplate account. From there, you create weekly meal plans, grocery lists also share recipes with friends.
For Thanksgiving, Pepperplate is a hero. As a food blogger, I have been obsessively bookmarking recipes that I want to use for Thanksgiving. Pepperplate has a Chrome browser bookmarklet, so you can easily import recipes when you spot them. Pepperplate manages your recipes which can be combine into Thanksgiving menus, then share with friends and family before and after the big day. Pepperplate syncs on your devices so it automatically arranges the list to the way you do grocery shopping. Pepperplate also has with multiple cooking timers on its iPad version so you can keep track each dish.
One of the best things about Pepperplate is that is not only FREE, it is platform agnostic. It is available one the web, iPad, iPhone, Android, Kindle Fire, NOOK and Windows 8.
Deborah Chud is a former cookbook author who is the founder of Mobile Skillet. It is iOS app.
[She] founded Mobile Skillet to produce affordable, high-quality, cutting-edge recipe apps for restaurateurs, chefs, food bloggers, food & beverage companies, and cookbook authors looking to reach mobile-savvy cooking enthusiasts.
Niche Food started as a place for me to post photos and blog about food that wasn’t cupcakes. Now with Instagram and Pinterest, I haven’t been post here that often. Today I have decided to “trivet” the content on this blog. Instead of using the word “pivot” which is used to describe when a startup changes their business model, I am using the “trivet” since is a food-related. (I hope it catches on.) Anyway, I have been interested in food startups, food apps, and artisan food businesses, so Niche Food will be featuring news about the emerging food businesses.