An app from Epicurious helps users quickly receive cooking advice without having to look up how to prepare the meal

Epicurious, a food resource website, has created an app for Alexa that lets users of the voice-activated assistant ask for cooking advice while they make meals. Rather than having a user pull out their smartphone or tablet to find out critical cooking information, they can redirect their question to Alexa.

The person says something along the lines of, “Alexa, ask Epicurious how long does it take to cook salmon?” Alexa, in response, asks a handful of follow up questions to find out details, such as the weight of the fish and how the user likes the meal cooked. With this information, Alexa can scan the website to provide the best temperature to cook the item and for how long. With Epicurious, Alexa will also provide other tips like reminding the user to add salt and pepper to the meal or to let it cool off before serving it.

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Epicurious, a food resource website, has created an app for Alexa that lets users of the voice-activated assistant ask for cooking advice while they make meals. Rather than having a user pull out their smartphone or tablet to find out critical cooking information, they can redirect their question to Alexa.

The person says something along the lines of, “Alexa, ask Epicurious how long does it take to cook salmon?” Alexa, in response, asks a handful of follow up questions to find out details, such as the weight of the fish and how the user likes the meal cooked. With this information, Alexa can scan the website to provide the best temperature to cook the item and for how long. With Epicurious, Alexa will also provide other tips like reminding the user to add salt and pepper to the meal or to let it cool off before serving it.