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One of my favorite apps but...
I use this app multiple times a week. As a Bon Appetit subscriber, it’s a great way to find and save recipes from the magazine. It’s also a terrific reference and source of inspiration, especially on those ‘what’s for dinner tonight?’ days. The search tools and photography are great and help to sort through a massive database of recipes. I own over 100 cookbooks but use epicurious more than any of them. That said, there is room for improvement. Most notably the app keeps crashing and giving me a blank white screen shortly after the initial content load since the most recent update. Also, I’m surprised that the developers have chosen to only allow reviews to be submitted through the website. I find reviews of recipes to be a very valuable feature since many of the reviewers are knowledgeable cooks, but I rarely contribute to this community because the app doesn’t allow it. Please fix the bugs and enable reviews Condé Nast!
It could be perfect but...
I have been using this app off and on for about 5 years. I have seen the addition of new features like the Shopping List which I totally love. However, this app is filled with bugs, and glitches no matter how many updates are made. There’s always a new issue with this app and therefore becomes an inconsistent resource which completely defeats the purpose of being a recipe/cooking resource. As of right now, when you open the app, after the loading page the screen turns completely white, you can not see any of the content, you can not select anything, it’s just a white screen. This inconvenience is similar to what happens about 6 - 8 months ago when the app would just close if you tried to sign in to view your saved recipes. Before that, the app would just close right after the loading page and you couldn’t access anything. There are no apps with similar content/quality recipes which is even more frustrating because there’s an obvious mismatch between the quality in content and the quality of app developers that manage this app. I am hoping for a day soon where either another, well coded app, is made with quality content or Epicurious gets it together. However I am not to confident in the latter.
Poorly Functioning App With Great Content
This is one of those apps that has the potential to be truly outstanding, but is being help back because it poorly functions. I use (or try to use) the app fairly regularly (weekly), access the website too, usually when totally frustrated by the app, and have subscribed to BA magazine for decades. The app content is good (recipes, photos, reviews). I like some of the features added since the app’s creation (personal recipe box, front page features, shopping list, lots more photos than when launched), but am so frustrated and disappointed by performance issues. I am frequently tossed out of the app when browsing or reading front page features. Like many other app reviewers, I would value an in app review feature. Not having one does not stop me from reviewing, but does curtail the number I post considerably. I keep coming back and hoping that the performance issues will be fixed, but have been disappointed for many years running now. Given that these complaints have been around a while, they must be hard to fix, but please do more. The issues are driving me away from what could be a five star app (would give you six if it really worked well).
Good but needs improvement
This app is mostly awesome. You can browse cooking videos, look at recipes and save the ingredients to a grocery list that you can check off while you shop. It also has timers for basic foods like chicken as well as their cuts, eggs and the different times for different ways, etc., however I dislike that the only timers for most of the ingredients is for roasting in the oven. There isn’t a timer for steaming specific veggies or grill times, slow cooker times etc. it would be nice to add those details in to enjoy the apps convenience a little better. Also, there’s no way to save any of the videos for later. You have to scroll and look for them, you can’t search them in the search box either. And the search lists are very short and sometimes nonexistent. If you type in vegetarian, only one recipe comes up! There needs to be a more broad and lengthy list of recipes in general. I also wish that you could name the shopping list but that’s not a big deal. However, this app does need some major improvements for it to be amazing.
Yukon gold cinnamon rolls
I am 77 and I have been making cinnamon Rolls for well over 50 years. Most of the time, they were real good. Cinnamon rolls are good. However, I will never make a different recipe than this one. They are THE BEST I have EVER made or eaten. Anyone I have shared them with agree. They are totally addictive. This time I did make a couple adjustments just for the sake of simplicity. Since the extremely soft, moist dough is one of the secrets of the clouds like texture, I would never change the proportions of the ingredients. This time I did put the dough in the refrigerator over night and shaped the rolls in the morning. It was much easier to handle and there were no ill effects whatsoever. I also melted the butter and brushed it on and then sprinkled on the cinnamon mixture. Thank you for the cinnamon roll recipe that I have been looking for for more than 50 years.
Great app. Wish it. Could be closer to the way it is online
I love this app I used the app a lot and have told many friends about it. It’s a great source for quality relieves that you know are from trusted source and will always come out great. I receive the Bon Appetit magazine regularly and I often save recipes from the magazine on the app to be able to reference at other times. Online I am able to create folder categories, it would be nice to have this fester represented in mobile as well. I also cannot right reviews on the mobile version, which would be nice to able to do since I reference the app a lot. I have checked to see if there have been any updates and as far as I know I have the most update right now.
Please improve your app so it functions in a manner appropriate to this decade!
First: I have loved Epicurious and used it often. Second: the app is very disappointing. Since I don’t take my laptop into the kitchen when cooking, you’d think the app would be fully functional. My main complaint is that it doesn’t allow for reviews. I rely on others reviews in choosing recipes to play with, so like to leave my own without having to login in on a different device. In addition, the “fork ratings” of recipes are not consistent between the website and the app! Tonight I made a 4 fork recipe from the app that was subpar, and when I went to review it realized it was rated much lower on the full website. They really need to fix these deficiencies. I’ll look for another site that allows you to search and save things to a recipe box now. This one simply isn’t good enough.
Review from a 20+ year member
I’ve been an Epicurious member since the 1990’s and, until it was disbanded, an active voice in the Epicurious Forum. When the Epicurious Cookbook was in the works I was contacted to contribute one of my recipes which I’m happy to say appeared in the book (Sesame Noodles). Back then Epi was my primary source for new recipe inspirations and I loaded my personal recipe box with them. I still refer back to those on occasion but no longer visit the site as my primary source - it has been preempted by the NYT Cooking Site where I find the recipes more infesting and the comments more lively. It used to be much easier to upload a personal recipe to this site but it’s now too cumbersome to do so or to even go back and revise a previous one. I’m happy that those of us who met in cyberspace via the erstwhile Forum have been thriving in our private group on FB.
I really enjoy this app! I always get inspiration from the plethora of recipes and especially like that I can search by ingredient when I’m on the fence about how to use up what I have on hand. I chuckle during nearly every video and am selfishly pleased when I find out I’m not the only person who does not know how to cut an artichoke. The weekly meal ideas are awesome and the reviews on products are almost always informative. My feedback to improve would be: let me comment on the recipes after I’ve made them - sometimes they turn out less than great and I’d like epicurious and their readers to know and/or advise what went wrong. Generally I’ve been happy with this app and look forward to what’s for dinner tonight!!
I see many users find the app buggy - it’s been great for me the past couple yrs until last week - it simply won’t load new/current content on either of my devices. Please fix! That said, it’s my go-to for new dishes to try on friends & family, because it’s the “complete” deal - a recipe often followed by many reviews with comments & suggestions by (for the most part) experienced home cooks. The app came thru again this year with a killer salad. Not every recipe is a winner, but often you know that before wasting time & $$$ by seeking out recipes with lots of thoughtful, helpful comments. My #2 app of all time just for that!
Not bad but could be better
Coming back after a long while not using the app — loved the iPad version to pieces 5-6 years ago! But now that some time has passed and I’ve gained friends with several severe allergies to dairy, seafood, and garlic (yes that is a thing), it’s quite frustrating the lack of granularity in being able to filter out certain ingredients based on certain allergies or dietary preferences. Also the search function appears to be a bit broken — I was looking up cinnamon rolls because a featured recipe caught my eye but I wanted to see what other recipes were available, and it said there were no recipes AT ALL, including said featured recipe. A bit confusing, that. I would love to see some more improvements in these regards!
What happened with recipe bookmarks..OhOh, where is support?, and now can’t rate!
Saving a recipe from an email to the app was always a bit clumsy and web/app sync never seemed to work. The frustrating workaround for me was to only save to the app after needing to launch it. Now it seems an email link won’t save to the app at all. Sync is fundamental...fix it up please. Update: Continuing to pursue this issue further at the directed email resulted in an invalid address response. So solid for long, nothing has changed on my end. My support request email seemingly not received: My web site has started to have many more recipes than my iOS app. I never paid much attention to the website count, but something now seems up with saving a recipe to the app from the subscription emails so the syncing became noticed. Yes, I use the same email login and have logged out/in of both several times. Most frustrating!! Next update: Further exploring how to get my “favorite after work app to enjoy”, actually sync so it’s useful, it now seems that the 'Rate in the App Store' selection is now unavailable. Great app, bad something!!
Used to Love....Disappointed
I have subscribed before and been a lover of Bob Appetit and Epicurious for many many years! I love the magazines, articles, menus, recipes and was thrilled when there was an app made available. Yes, there have been glitches along the way but nothing that drove me nuts until now. I use the app some what frequently but honestly would rather flip though my old magazines for inspiration unless I’m thinking something specific and want to search for that type item. Like today...thinking I’d love a dessert with pears as the star. So I search...pears...I find over 200 options. I’m so excited!! Until in disgust I give up after about 25 because out of those, other than a lovely table setting the only number that had an actual image of the recipe indicated that I was lookin for was maybe 2 or 3😳 What?!?! Isn’t that the whole point!! Don’t we eat with our eyes first!!!! I want to see what the recipe is talking about...what is it depicting? Is this something I want to make and serve? Come on Epicurious!!! You can do better than this..
I can not compliment this recipe enough. I Did Not have to put a 1/2 cup of oil in it like the boxed brands. They are concise and lay low so I decided to cut smaller squares too. The portion control is warranted because the Taste is perfect with a small square! I only reduced the sugar to a cup because of others suggestions. I did not have parchment paper so I did spray oil into ceramic rectangular pans and set timers for 20 mins, then 5 & then shut my amazing 20 year old Gaggenau blue wall ovens off and waited for a few minutes. I did not double the batch, I made separate single batches. All 4 boys and my husband enjoyed them immensely. Then I ate one..... what a mistake! I will be eating too many of these tomorrow!
Great resource and entertainment
I’ve been using Epicurious for many years. It’s always my “go to” place for ideas. I rarely follow recipes exactly do I usually read through a number of recipes and combine the best of each. I also get ideas from the reviews. This is dodo where the entertainment factor kicks in. I love how people review a recipe and give it “forks” even when they use none of the ingredients. Maybe there should be a different system for reviewing recipes when you modify the recipe to the point where it’s a whole new recipe. Anyway I have a number of favorite “go to” recipes which I love and many more saved that I want to try.
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