SANTA BARBARA, Calif., Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrated chef Cat Cora announced today the launch of Cat Cora's Kitchen, a new iPad app that simplifies meal preparation for at-home cooks of any skill level. Cat Cora's Kitchen is the first app of its kind to use a patented "smart recipe" format, which shows users how to organize their time in the kitchen in order to create delicious, perfect meals, right on schedule, just like Chef Cora.
Loaded with 76 of Cora's most popular recipes, Cat Cora's Kitchen features a sophisticated scheduler that coordinates multiple recipes to full menus and creates a detailed planner with step-by-step instructions, time estimates and targeted completion times for every dish. Users will see what steps can be completed in advance, and receive real-time updates about when the meal will be ready to serve once they have started. The number of servings can be scaled up or down in multiples of the original recipe, and the scheduler will flag potential bottlenecks or conflicts in advance, suggesting adjustments or alternatives so that everything goes smoothly once preparation begins.
"Spending time with family and friends in the kitchen is something that I've always enjoyed, and now at-home cooks can make stress-free meals and enjoy time around the table too," said Cora. "I'm excited to share some of my family's favorite recipes and by offering users a detailed, step-by-step plan, Cat Cora's Kitchen will make cooking more enjoyable for everyone."
The app features gorgeous photography of every dish, and Cora appears in numerous tutorial videos, cooking her favorite dishes and offering helpful tips every step of the way.
"It's a privilege to be chosen to develop this app with Cat Cora. She is one of America's best known and most accomplished chefs, and Nimble Chef is proud to help people cooking at home achieve her professional results," said Chet Harrison, CEO of Nimble Chef.
Cat Cora's Kitchen was developed in collaboration with Nimble Chef, Brainware and Troubador Digital Media. It is available now for $7.99 at www.apple.com/ipad/from-the-app-store.
Cat Cora, Biography
Since making television history in 2005 as the first and only female Iron Chef on Food Network's Iron Chef America, Cat Cora has become one of the largest names in the culinary community. In May 2012, Cora expanded her repertoire to host, as she stepped out of her chef's jacket into a new role alongside co-host Curtis Stone, in Bravo's new reality series Around the World in 80 Plates. Beyond her television credits, Cora is also a contributing food & lifestyle editor for O, the Oprah Magazine. In July 2012, the celebrated chef was first female inducted into the American Academy of Chefs® Culinary Hall of Fame.
To date, Cora has successfully launched several unique restaurant concepts and is the author of three top-selling cookbooks. In March 2011, the mother of four boys released her first children's book, Suitcase Surprise for Mommy (Dial Books, 2011) a sweet and comforting tool for kids and parents to use when Mom or Dad have to travel.
In January 2011, the savvy chef launched her first line of versatile cookware with Starfrit, Canada's leading purveyor of eco-friendly cookware and kitchen gadgets. That same year, she teamed up with Gaea, the leader in Greek specialty food products, to debut Cat Cora's Kitchen, her own line of olive oils, vinegar, cooking sauces, tapenades and olives.
Outside of the kitchen, Cora is an avid philanthropist and in 2004 she founded Chefs for Humanity, which is dedicated to preventing hunger, reducing obesity and providing help to those in emergency conditions.
Cat currently resides in Santa Barbara, California with her wife, Jennifer and their four sons. For more information please visit, www.catcora.com.
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