On June 11, 2011, VizChef founder Tom Crawford was interviewed by Tom D’Auria on IMI TechTalk Radio which is “educating the masses one byte at a time”. During the almost 30 minutes, Tom & Tom cover common recipe problems, eating local, current & future kitchen technology, and, of course, the app.
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This is the start of a new series on ingredients. Once of the first things people notice when they first start any of the VizChef apps are the beautiful photos. We spent a lot of time selecting the best ingredients, creating just the right setting, and finding the best angle for you to see exactly [...]
The newest app from VizChef has been submitted to Apple for approval. VizChef Lite contains the same great recipes as the iPad version, but redesigned to take advantage of the different form factor. It contains all of the same photos of dishes, steps, ingredients, and equipment, over 1,900 photographs in total. Once the app is [...]
Ingredient lists were a huge and important innovation to the recipe format in the early-to-mid 1800′s. They solved the problem of ingredients buried in the middle of paragraph descriptions, making shopping and preparation easier and more efficient. In some recipe’s though, that goes too far. Pies are a frequent example since they often have two [...]
From an information design standpoint, this may be one of the recipe’s biggest flaws (though it has many). Things you need to do to ingredients (chopping, dicing, slicing, shredding, boiling, pulling, mashing, etc) are placed nowhere near the rest of the things you need to do (the process) for the rest of the recipe.