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Amazon Alexa Knows More Than 60,000 Recipes

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.

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Amazon Echo Now Talks You Through 60,000 Recipes

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.

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Allrecipes Heats Up Personalized Food Feeds, Social Sharing on App

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.

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Allrecipes Finds the Perfect Dining Partner, Picks Microsoft’s Azure

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.

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