What was that recipe

My family and I were in a local Super Target getting some things for dinner. We decide to cook chicken on the grill. The question was ... what to have with it. I mentioned to my wife that I saw watching Good Eats (on the Food Network) the other night and Alton Brown made corn bread. We decided that would be great. But, what was the recipe?

Let's go to the iPhone ...

I opened the iPhone's Safari browser, selected search and entered:

food network corn bread recipe

The first Google result was it. I selected it and we were looking at the corn bread recipe on the iPhone, the full web page. We walked around the store and got the items listed on iPhone's web page. Another meal saved by the iPhone :-)

Update 1:

I made this recipe, it was not that great. My kids expected corn bread that tasted like Boston Market's. I'm now researching alternative "sweet corn bread" reciepes. Anybody got a good one?

Update 2:

Thanks for the comments. I agree, you can "do this" with other phones that have Internet access. I wrote this.blog because the experience was new for me. Prior to the iPhone, my cellphone was limited to basic phone capabilities. I thought the iPhone web surfing experience was pretty cool.

BTW ... how many other phones automatically switch between the cellular network and wifi (I don't know)? Before I went to Super Target, I was in Best Buy. My iPhone automatically detected 4 different wifi signals and asked me if I wanted to join one ... I did, and I read some email (mostly junk mail) while I was waiting in the store ... this is a lot faster then any cellular network.

I was with a co-worker last night at a 4th of July celebration. He asked me about the iPhone. I showed him all of its features. He's a Palm Treo user and was very impressed with the iPhone's Ease Of Use. After I showed him web surfing with Safari (including the rotation feature and the zoom-in / zoom-out using the "pinch") he showed me how clumsy it was to use Email and Web surfing, with a "pointer", on the Palm Treo. I don't think I need to say anything else.

Comments:

Yawn. Why is it that iPhone owners think that everything their phone does is unique and magical? Every 3G phone has a browser, and unlike the proprietary-software-only iPhone, the vast majority of them run J2ME which means you can have all sorts of stuff such as gMail (J2ME, \*not\* web-based) gMaps (J2ME, \*not\* web based), Yellow Pages lookup, and even SSH and IRC clients. iPhone? No thanks, I'd rather not live in a walled garden.

Posted by guest on July 04, 2007 at 11:05 AM CDT #

Been doing this for years with other phones - not to mention faster than the iPhone with it's lack of 3G support.

Posted by guest on July 04, 2007 at 04:46 PM CDT #

was in chelsea other day and overheard discussion of best iphone apps. Check out http://iphone.foodnetwork.com/ from you iPhone or ipod touch.

You can imagine my delight at not only being able to search, navigate by ingredient or host...but seeing rachel ray demonstrate via QuickTime was the capper.

Have not seen any press releases so may be beta.

I am impressed

Posted by foodie techie on November 03, 2007 at 01:52 AM CDT #

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