The Food Network Kitchen App Is My Secret to Eating Better in 2020
Here’s to tastier-than-ever dinners.
In this series, we're showing off some of the coolest recipes, tips and tricks we've learned from chefs in the all-new Food Network Kitchen app.
If you’ve ever made a New Year’s resolution, you know how hard it is to see it through any time past, well, February 1. And for any food fan, eating better food is always a great resolution to aspire to. Who doesn’t want to continue eating well beyond the holiday season? While we love the idea of stepping up your restaurant searches for even better dining out experiences, that can be tough if you’ve also resolved to save money in 2020. Thankfully, we’ve found that making an effort to improve your cooking skills can result in tasty meals that don’t hurt your bank account.
But getting better at anything can be hard without some help. That’s why in 2020, I’ve decided to use the all-new Food Network Kitchen app to hold myself to exploring more in the kitchen.
Despite working at Food Network, I cycle through cooking the same handful of meals when I get home from the office. I’ve got a couple pastas and quinoa salads on rotation, and when I’m feeling extra lazy, I buy a rotisserie chicken and call it a day. For someone who spends all day learning about new foods and cooking techniques, I don’t spend a lot of time actually cooking beyond my comfort zone.
Now, thanks to the launch of the Food Network Kitchen app, I finally have a way to hold myself accountable to cooking new meals that will hopefully make my meal rotation a little more diverse.
First, the app offers a structured way of challenging yourself to cook more often, and more widely. With tons of on-demand classes, you can cook alongside your favorite chefs including Jet, Alton or Giada on any given day. You can choose make everything from burgers to General Tso's Chicken, even on a random Tuesday!
In addition, there’s a fully loaded schedule of live classes that you can add to your own personal schedule. Live classes are listed days in advance, so you can plan your meals – and grocery shopping list – for that week accordingly. Once you add a live class to your calendar, you’ll get a reminder the day before, along with an ingredient list. If you don’t have time to stop by the supermarket, you may opt to “Shop Ingredients” for a class or recipe you want to try, and the app will hook you up with local grocery delivery vendors (depending on location). With ingredients getting delivered straight to your door, there really is no excuse not to cook more.
Finally, during those live classes, you can ask the chef leading the class questions in real-time and watch along with other viewers who are learning and cooking, too. The app not only provides access to so many pro chefs, but also a sense of community. And we all know resolutions are way more fun when done together. Here’s to a resolution that lasts through all of 2020!