February 28, 2013
Panna, the video-enhanced cooking magazine app that was hailed as one of AppAdvice's Top 10 Best Free iPad Apps of 2012, has just been updated with universal support. As a result, you can now use Panna on your iPhone and iPod touch as well as on your iPad. In addition, Panna's universal support is coupled with iCloud sync, which enables you to sync your favorite recipes across your iDevices. The new Panna for iPhone and iPod touch also allows you to select recipes and add them to the iCloud-enabled Shopping List. To paraphrase Bryan's words when he posted about Panna's launch on the iPad in November last year, Panna may very well be the only cooking app you'll ever need. Panna's greatest strength is its use of high-definition videos in which some of the most renowned chefs in the world share their expertise:
With home kitchens and backyard grills as backdrops for each recipe video, the chefs demonstrate step-by-step cooking technique in an engaging, approachable style. As they chop, talk, and sauté, they impart cooking tips and insights in their asides. Panna curates these videos into regular departments, including Cooking for Company, Chef's Favorite, Master Class, Weeknight Supper, Fresh Ingredient, Panna Recommends, Classics, among others.If you can't see the video embedded above, please click here. The latest update to Panna also introduces a new "Kitchen Corner" department featuring The New York Times writer and home cook Melissa Clark. In this new department, Clark "shares her knowledge of kitchen equipment from a seasoned home cook’s perspective, offering recipes that will expand and refine your cooking repertoire." Furthermore, the newly updated Panna introduces a new "Just Watch" mode. This mode comes with a video bar that allows you to fast-forward and rewind through an entire recipe's content. Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running on iOS 5.1 or later, the subscription-based Panna is available in the App Store for free. The new version of the app also lets you share written recipes via email and export recipe text to print, save, or use with a recipe manager. [gallery link="file" order="DESC"]
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