by Rachel Lodi
29 June 2017

Cooking with Food Network just got even easier. The flagship In the Kitchen app has released a new hands-free feature on iOS named “Cook with Me” that will take the cooking experience for Food Network fans to the next level. With the new hands-free update to the essential cooking app, users will be able to cook some of their favorite recipes without getting their hands dirty, thanks to Sage, our helpful new recipe assistant.

When users open the In the Kitchen app on their iPhones (available for download in the App Store), the “Cook with Me” section will be featured under the main Top Picks section. Once they choose their recipe, Sage will chime in with a quick lesson on how to use the voice commands feature. Users can say “Sage next” and “Sage previous” to move forwards and backwards in the recipe steps, and each step will include a helpful video of the cooking process that viewers can play and use as a guide. At the end, users will be greeted by confetti and applause from Sage--because it’s totally deserved!

“We are always looking to solve our customers’ most common cooking problems when we think about making new updates to all of our Food Network products,” said Al Ming, the director of product, apps, and emerging technologies at Scripps Lifestyle Studios, which handles Food Network’s digital operations. “The Cook with Me hands-free feature is an essential tool for modern cooking experiences, and we are excited to bring this update to the In the Kitchen app.”

The “Cook with Me” feature will launch with a variety of pasta, salad, entree, dessert, and appetizer recipes. Over time, more seasonal recipes and dishes from Food Network kitchen’s chefs will be available to cook hands-free. Start cooking now on the In the Kitchen app with these recipes:
 

Food Network’s essential In the Kitchen app is home to over 60,000 recipes and is your one-stop shop for all things food. A top recipe app in the food & drink category in the Apple App Store, users can get instant access to our most-popular show recipes from Alton Brown, Giada De Laurentiis, Ree Drummond, Bobby Flay, Guy Fieri and many more. Whether you need inspiration for your next meal or you’re looking for a recipe that's being made on tv right now, finding delicious recipes from your favorite Food Network chefs and shows has never been this quick and easy.
 
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