Epicurious Brings Cooking Instructions To The Apple Watch With New Smart Timer App


What will recipes look like on the Apple Watch? I’m not sure, but Condé Nast-owned cooking website Epicurious has taken a stab at figuring it out.

Eric Gillin, who became the site’s editorial director last fall, demonstrated a new Smart Timer app for me earlier this month (sadly, he had to do the demo sans Watch). Just as The New York Times plans to deliver one-sentence news stories, Gillin said his team had to rethink how to present their content on a smaller screen: “Recipes are long, dude.”

So what’s a Smart Timer? Basically, it’s a set of simple, time-based cooking instructions for relatively straightforward tasks — it’s less about fancy recipes, more about “Wait, what’s the best way to cook broccoli?”

For example, if you’re grilling a steak, you can watch the Timer count down until you need to flip the meat, and then it’ll count down…

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