Tinder of food apps lets you ogle, tap, then swipe left or right

Friday, July 24th, 2015. Filed under: Apps Destinations Food & Dining Home & Garden Science & Technology
Tender ©Tender


(Relaxnews) – It’s being pitched as the food version of dating app Tinder: swipe right to save a recipe, swipe left to throw it away.

Even its name is co-opted from the popular dating app as it’s called Tender.

Like Tinder, users are presented with photos of dishes curated from blogs and food sites around the world.

Tender ©Tender


After ogling the dish, scanning its profile, and making snap judgements on its outward appearance, users do one of two things: swipe left if the dish doesn’t whet their appetite, or swipe right if they see any spark of potential for the recipe to become a regular part of their culinary repertoire.

Recipes include dishes such as linguine in herbed artichoke sauce, “serious” mapo tofu, and blueberry lemon ginger cookies.

Have a very specific style of food you’re attracted to? Users can filter their search, by checking categories such as vegan, vegetarian and chicken.

Saved recipes are archived in a digital cookbook and can also be shared with friends.

Though it doesn’t offer the same “swipe-to-save” interface, Yummly is another popular recipe-curating app, along with Food.com and the user-generated app from Allrecipes.com.


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