Ditch the Cookbook: iPhone as Kitchen Helper

Recipes go mobile on the iPhone and other handhelds

Erin Patrice O'Brien for TIME

The latest gizmo for adventurous home chefs is something millions of us already use every day: a handheld computer. That's right. You may think of your iPhone or Nintendo DS as just a phone or gaming device, respectively, but both have speedy processors and lovely displays that make them nifty interactive cookbooks. Even T-Mobile's Google phone has a video cooking program that makes recipes on paper feel as flat as day-old pancakes.

Sure, old-fashioned cookbooks are nice to look at, but they eat up too much counter space and can't compete with the ever expanding trove of recipes online. And getting...

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