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Panna: iPad App

Bakerowl | Jan 21, 2013 04:13 PM

Who has this app and what are your thoughts? I really like it. It's informative, I like having a video demonstration instead of just the recipe, the videos are high quality, I like getting a peek at these chefs' home kitchens, and all the dishes are something I would try. I bought a year's subscription, so I'm looking forward to the upcoming issues..

However, it could stand for a bit of improvement. Anita Lo seems a little uncomfortable and tense in front of the camera. I think she could benefit from a little rehearsing. I'm the exact same way, which is why I rehearse almost everything I say, even when leaving a phone message. Same with Michael Tusk. Jonathan Waxman and Rick Bayless are the two who are naturally comfortable on camera.

Also, some care for sanitation should be shown. One video has the chef using the chopping block to cut up raw meat and other ingredients that are going to be cooked, which is fine, but then starts working on the garnish before she flips it to the other side. Well, it's already contaminated at this point. And I hate when chefs only wipe their hands on a dishcloth after working with raw meat.

What do you all think?

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