Cooking Apps Gain Acceptance At French Cookbook Awards

How do you know that mobile phone cooking apps have moved on from geek novelties to legitimate resources people actually use? When The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, a competition which has been honoring the best in cookbooks since 1995, creates a special category for them in this year's competition.

For the first time ever, four apps have been nominated to vie for the top prize. They are: Larousse Cuisine; Jamie Oliver 20 Minute Meals; Wikitapas; and Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan. Winners will be announced in a lavish ceremony on March 6 at Folies Bergere in Paris.

Past winners for cookbooks in their traditional form have included Nathan Myhrvold for his Modernist Cuisine book and Eric Ripert.

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