Does the idea of holiday cooking have you feeling sliced and diced?
There's an app for that.
SideChef is a new app that talks you through each step of a recipe using audio commands and pictures. There are even short tutorials in case you don't know how to mince garlic or toss a salad. Yes, it's that basic. Naturally, it was created by a man. (Oh yeah, I'm going there.)
"SideChef is very similar to how GPS works," said creator Kevin Yu. "GPS helps you get to a location by giving you lots of step-by-step instructions."
Yu is a former game developer who worked on World of Warcraft for Activision Blizzard before striking out on his own. One Valentine's Day, he tried to whip up a three-course meal for his sweetheart.
"I set up my computer, had YouTube running at the same time, and I was trying to open all these things and, like, cooking, throwing in ingredients." The result? "Honestly, it was a big mess."