The name of this app as one of the best apps for food and drink makes a bold statement, and of course couldn’t feasibly live up to it. Still, How to Cook Everything makes a good attempt. The vast recipe database is searchable by ingredients, cooking techniques, flavour and tags such as ‘fast’, ‘vegetarian’ or ‘make ahead’ – either singularly or in combination with each other, and works very well. It’s the extras such as additional twists to personalise a recipe, and the inclusion of appropriate related content detailing the likes of ‘how to use a Chef’s knife’ that sets this app apart from the plethora of others doing a similar thing, and how it can justify the £2.99 charge in face of free competition. The fact that it’s fronted up by a New York Times columnist is less significant this side of the Atlantic.