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Alexa’s new Skill might just save Christmas dinner. Amazon’s digital assistant is now knowledgeable of more than 60,000 recipes that users can easily access by simply asking Alexa. Allrecipes, a popular website dealing with different recipes all over the word, is the newest company to work with Amazon. Alexa users will now have access to the vast recipe vault allowing the personal assistant to become the user’s sous chef.
Most people I know with an Amazon Echo find that it’s particularly useful in the kitchen, what with hands-free music control and the ability to set timers (although you can’t name timers or set multiple ones; which Amazon really should fix). But, with a new Alexa skill from recipe site Allrecipes, the Echo should become even more useful when cooking.
Amazon Turns Its Digital Assistant into a Foodie: 60,000 Recipes for Cooking with Alexa Allrecipes Skill
A neat new skill from Allrecipes turns Amazon’s Alexa into a knowledgeable foodie, with a vast trove of 60,000 recipes to share.
Allrecipes’ Alexa skill helps you cook, even if you’re not sure what you want to make.
Believe it or not, there hasn’t really been a comprehensive recipe skill for Amazon Echo speakers. Campbell’s skill is focused on the soup brand, IFTTT integration is imperfect and Jamie Oliver’s skill won’t read cooking instructions aloud. Allrecipes might just save the day, though. It just launched an Alexa skill that guides you through cooking 60,000 meals — and importantly, helps you find something to cook in the first place.
Allrecipes is the latest company to integrate with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant.
Today, Alexa is getting even more kitchen smarts. Seattle-based Allrecipes is introducing an Alexa skill gives home cooks access to its library of recipes, step-by-step recipe guidance, and other features.
As Vice President of Product for Allrecipes.com, Justin Law saw the Seattle online cooking giant through a bit of a renaissance. Last year, the recipe site underwent a millennial-focused makeover with an emphasis on shareability and mobile.
Allrecipes, a website and companion app made by cooks for cooks, is a catalog of recipes, tips, and tools to assist you in the kitchen. The global brand with over 80 million cooks serves up food reviews and recommendations on every recipe to give you the inside scoop …
Meredith Corporation’s Allrecipes digital hub is revamping its mobile application with a bevy of new cooking-friendly features, including a personalized food feed displaying trending meal inspiration, profiles for home cooks and easier recipe sharing on Facebook… The recipe destination has updated its Dinner Spinner iOS app in a bid to help consumers streamline their grocery shopping and meal creation experiences.
It’s 5:15 p.m. and 60 degrees on a rainy November 30 at your home in Miami. You go to Allrecipes seeking inspiration. Behind the scenes, Cortana machine-learning technology in Microsoft’s Azure cloud service figures, “Hmm. It’s just after Thanksgiving, in the late afternoon, and chilly for Florida. Bet there’s a lot of turkey leftovers, and it’s nearly dinner time. I’ll suggest the ‘Thanksgiving in a Dish’ casserole.”
That’s how Allrecipes sees its new technology unfolding within the next several months–just part of the 19-year-old company’s major migration to Azure, said CTO John Keane in an interview today.