No matter which part of social media is your favorite, it’s nearly impossible to ignore all the incredible foodie photos and posts out there. From the awesome food, cocktail and smoothie pics that grace your Instagram feed to all the apps out there loaded with cooking resources, it’s become clear that social media is a haven for foodies and aspiring chefs. So how do you know where to start? Where can you find the best recipe ideas and inspiration from other cooks? Here’s a roundup of some of the best apps and social media sites for inspired cooking.

The Best Apps for Inspired Cooking

Paprika Recipe Manager

Delightfully simple recipe management for everyone: from aspiring cooks to professional chefs. With web importing, grocery lists and meal planning, Paprika is the perfect kitchen companion. If you love to cook, Paprika will be most useful app you’ve ever downloaded!

Food Network in the Kitchen

Cook with Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Rachael Ray, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and more. Check out their recipe videos and get helpful tips from our library of HOW-TO VIDEOS. Save your favorite Food Network recipes, access your own personal recipes saved on, add ingredients to your GROCERY LIST and more with the new and improved RECIPE BOX.


Great app for anyone learning to cook or trying to cook more. This app offers loads of ingredient substitutions – from simple ingredient swaps to lowering fat, sodium or going gluten-free.

Green Kitchen

Regardless if you just want to eat more greens or already are a full time vegetarian – Green Kitchen is the perfect companion in your kitchen or while planning from your sofa.

Once you’ve got your recipes down, it’s time to start sharing your cooking adventures on social. Here’s a bit of inspiration to get you started:

*app descriptions via the Apple App store.

Do you have a favorite foodie app?

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