PadGadget Weekly App Series — Apps for BBQ Cooking

For today’s Weekly App Series we’ve found great apps to add to your iPad collection. We have included five essential apps for BBQ cooking in this week’s bundle. Our editorial team goes through the data, picks the best and most interesting apps and then brings them to you on a regular basis.

We used our PadGadget Apps Tracker to find these great apps and we’ll continue to look for the best apps on a weekly basis. Be sure to check them out because these apps might just be what you’re looking for.

This week’s category is: Apps for BBQ Cooking

1. Weber’s On the Grill for iPad ($4.99) — Nobody knows grilling like Weber. This iPad-only app includes over 300 recipes including how-tos for sauces and rubs. The app also includes instructional videos featuring chef and writer Jamie Purviance. With an included timer, guide to grilling different types of proteins, and the ability to share recipes by email, Weber’s On the Grill for iPad has everything you need to cook up mouth-watering BBQ this summer. Check out our full review here.


2. Great Backyard Grilling ($3.99) — Created by the clever, creative folks at Culinart Media, Great Backyard Grilling showcases the talents of Chef Daniella Malfitano. The app comprises 80 enticing, illustrated recipes, as well as a built-in timer and shopping list feature. The amount calculator ensures users always make just the right amount to feed a crowd of hungry guests. Great Backyard Grilling also supports recipe sharing through email and Facebook. Not sure if you want to take the plunge and buy Great Backyard Grilling? Check out the free version first. Check out our full review here.


3. Grill-It! XL ($1.99) — Grill-It! XL will satisfy even the most voracious appetites. The app is chock full of recipes for everything from standards like meat and poultry to seafood and even vegetables. Each recipe includes a beautiful photo, so you know just what your food is supposed to look like, and the app addresses techniques such as brining, marinating and smoking. No need to update to get additional recipes, just start the app each week and it will download the new recipe!


4. Southern Living Big Book of BBQ ($7.99) — Based on the print book of the same name, the Southern Living Big Book of BBQ for iPad sells for about a quarter of the book’s MSRP. Southern Living created a one-stop BBQ resource that includes “Tips from the Pitmaster” featuring contributing editor and barbecue expert Troy Black, video clips, and more than 100 recipes. The app’s well-designed UI makes it easy to view all of the recipes. Check out our full review here.


5. Food Network Magazine (Free to download, in-app purchase price varies) — Just as old-fashioned print mags dominate newsstands with seasonal stories, don’t forget you can pick up an issue of your favorite cooking mag through Apple’s Newsstand, even if you aren’t a subscriber. Food Network’s magazine, for example, devotes an entire issue to grilling ideas and summer recipes. For folks who haven’t updated to iOS 5 yet, you can also still buy last year’s Food Network Mag’s grilling issue directly through iTunes for $3.99.


Note: For additional information, check out the PadGadget Apps Tracker. Our tracker provides an easy way to constantly monitor the App Store to find the best iPad apps for you. If you loved these apps, be sure to check out our Weekly Series list of apps for the iPad.

About Emily: Emily is a freelance writer who loves discovering new apps whenever she can pry the iPad away from her children or husband. You can contact her via Twitter: @whatwentwrite