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Plan a perfect summertime picnic with these savvy iPhone apps

by Kate Currin

Summer eating is festive and fabulous. From family barbecues to friendly picnics, the delicious fun never stops during the warm weather. Here we have some tasty iPhone app suggestions to spice up your summer eating routine.

Royal Jubilee BBQ

Want to throw a barbecue fit for the Queen of England? Now you can download the Royal Jubilee BBQ app ($0.99) which is filled with recipes from “The Bald Butler,” Michael Taylor, who has served the Queen for decades. This is a quirky and timely recipe app that gives you a fitting theme for a summer BBQ. What a fun way to kick off summer with a barbecue just like the ones in the UK a few weekends ago. Bonus points if you invite guests to come in hats!

Picnic Recipes +

Grab your friends, pack a picnic, and head to the park this summer with the help of the Picnic Recipes app ($0.99). This tasty little app has a plethora of easy to make and pack recipes for eating on-the-go. A handy shopping list function makes it easy to grab all the ingredients on your way home from work as well. Want to organize a picnic potluck? Email recipes to friends straight from the app to assign dishes.

InMyBar – Drink & Cocktail Recipes

Of course, no summer cookout or party is complete without a signature cocktail. The fabulous InMyBar – Drink & Cocktail Recipes app ($0.99) is perfect for creating a cocktail for impromptu summer patio parties. You create your virtual bar in the app with all the ingredients you have on hand and this savoir-faire app calculates the different cocktails you can create. With more than 1,200 drink recipes, you will certainly find one to impress your guests with all summer long!

The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris

How about a trip of summer love and good eating? Hop on a plane to Paris and find out just what you have been missing. The Food Lover’s Guide to Paris ($4.99) has everything you need to eat your way through the City of Light without missing a tasty croissant. This savvy travel app has more than 350 culinary delights in Paris as well as an accompanying detailed map to find your way to the perfect spot. Don’t leave home without it.

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