If there was one app that was made for millennial chefs, it’s Tasty. Brought to you by Buzzfeed, Tasty is a reflection of its mother brand with creative content, vibrant look, attractive imagery and quick ’n easy how-to videos. Tasty seems to be ideal for those who identify as hungry but lazy but might just get inspired to do it for the ’gram.
The search bar can be used to discover dishes based on Difficulty (easy, under 30 minutes, and 5 ingredients or less are suggested filters), Meal Type (breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, baked goods), Occasion (date night, happy hour, weeknight, special occasion, brunch, BBQ, and so on), Diet (vegetarian, contains alcohol, pescatarian, low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free, kid-friendly), Cuisine (American, British, Indian, Japanese, Thai, Korean, Fusion and many more, including Greek and Latin American) and Dish Style (one-pot or pan, big batch, no bake desserts, and other such specifications).
While using Tasty to its full capacity is not possible during the lockdown, with limited supplies and no guests to serve fancy meals to, the app is handy to be able to make a five-minute chocolate mug cake with just a microwave, no oven, to satisfy some serious dessert cravings.
Cooking apps aren’t just for those who can make a sophisticated spaghetti in made-from-scratch pesto or a slow-cooked honey mustard chicken that requires some skill and time. Tasty also caters to kids and their parents, who are constantly whipping up stuff for them to gobble, by including fun recipes for a dreamy, creamy hot chocolate drink, the classic mac ‘n cheese, a three-minute pizza (yes, there is such a thing) and the perfect French toast with a drizzle of honey that would take anybody, even adults, to cloud nine.
Tasty is omnipresent on the web, with a colourful website, an active YouTube channel, and an Instagram page catering to over 36 million followers, to name a few of the platforms it has conquered. Is it the best food app out there? Definitely not. But if you don’t try it, you might just suffer from FOMO.