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Fine Cooking: Cooking for the Holidays

By Taunton Interactive

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Packed with festive recipes and great ideas, the Fine Cooking: Cooking for the Holidays app is everything you need for a delicious holiday season. From the perfect turkey to a do-ahead party menu that works for almost every occasion, this must-have app takes you from Thanksgiving through New Year's.

In addition to simple, spectacular recipes, you'll find touch-screen features and embedded videos that bring the dishes and techniques to life. Learn how to make a classic and truly impressive standing rib roast; how to set an elegant buffet table; how to bake and decorate a show-stopping cake. Plus, heirloom cookies, festive drinks that go beyond the bubbly, and more.

Maximize great holiday meals and minimize stress with our Cooking for the Holidays app.

“Vibrant, enticing images...and the quality (of the videos) is on par with your favorite cooking shows.” --

App Features:

You can celebrate every holiday event with fabulous food and drink.

- Four exciting new drinks to jazz up the cocktail hour.
- Five-ingredient appetizers to make on a moment's notice.
- Tips on buying the perfect turkey and cooking it to juicy perfection.
- Making great gravy on the first try.
- How to use holiday leftovers in delicious new ways.
- Fresh new takes on classic side dishes.
- Step-by-step directions for a salt-encrusted standing rib roast.
- Make-ahead tips for an elegant, stress-free Open House.
- How to put together a crowd-pleasing buffet.
- A show-stopping cake to wow your guests.
- Four heirloom cookie recipes from our readers.
- Persimmons, and how to buy, store, and cook with this delicious holiday fruit.
- The best kitchen equipment to use with our recipes.

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Customer Reviews

Classy app but not needed for subscribers

I think this is a very classy app from Fine Cooking (and I would swear by their recipes, which are super easy to use and never seem to go wrong at all). HOWEVER, if you are a subscriber just navigate to their web page via Safari, then add the page to your iPad home page using the Safari pull down menu option. You get the full content of their web site that way. The app is very limited (basically a single fancy issue of Fine Cooking) and while the graphics are stunning, the web site is pretty good too. Anyhow, the single issue only has a couple of recipes but the web site has thousands.

Great resource for holiday cooking ideas

I see the complaint about this not being really an "App" -- it is really a digital magazine or a small book, like Wired's app. That being said, it's a great collection of first-rate recipes (taken from Fine Cooking's print magazines) packaged into a nice collection to help you plan a classy holiday party. The articles, even if they had been published before, are well-written and the photography is gorgeous. In addition to what was available in print, there are nice cooking instructional videos, slid shows, and helpful links to web sites. Worth the price, IMHO, give it a try.

Can't wait for Thanksgiving and the rest

The high-quality delicious visuals in this had me drooling over a wide range of holiday (Thanksgiving and Christmas, mostly) fare. There's just enough interaction (several videos, some slick touch-triggered graphics) to make it as much an app as a digital magazine. If you're not familiar with Fine Cooking magazine, the recipes may seem a little intimidating, but the solid instructions and their testing usually make for memorable results.

Fine Cooking: Cooking for the Holidays
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Released:
  • Version: 1.0
  • Size: 311 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References

Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.2 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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