This assistant is for the modern home cook who uses their phone as their primary recipe source. The problem with using your phone as a cook book is that you constantly have to use your hands to turn it on. This usually involves having to wash and dry your hands, then you have to enter your password because your fingerprint reader doesn't work with damp digits. It's a huge pain, but no more!
Now you can access your recipes with simple spoken commands. Simply use the Sous Chef Recipes App available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play to enter your recipes. Then use your Google Assistant device to interact with your recipes in a natural way. First start up the assistant.
“Ok, Google, talk to Sous Chef.”
Once you've linked your email address to the app and this assistant the first thing you'll want to do is add a recipe. The app allows you to easily load recipes from the most popular food websites. Note some websites may require their own login. You can also load recipes from smaller websites like blogs or enter your own recipes manually as well.
Once you've added a recipe you'll need to go shopping. The companion app has a built in shopping list which allows you to select the ingredients you'll need for each recipe. You can type in other shopping items as well or you can add them with your Google Assistant device:
“Add sour cream to my shopping list.”
When you're ready to begin making your recipe you'll want to open it first. You can do this in the app or you can simply ask your assistant to do it for you:
"Open the burger sauce recipe."
Hint: Sous is a French word that sounds like the English name Sue.
You can also check which recipe you have open.
“What my current recipe is.”
Once your recipe is open you'll be able to interact with the ingredients. Here are some examples of things you can say:
“How much baking powder?”
“How many potatoes?”
Hint: if your assistant doesn't find what you're looking for but you know it's there use the app to simplify the text. For example you might change “¼ cup (4 oz) unsalted butter melted and cooled” to “4 ounces unsalted butter”.
Next you'll want to go through the steps of the recipe. For example you can use the following commands:
“Go to the first step.”
“Go to the next step.”
“Go to the fourth step.”
Recipes in the Sous Chef App also have a description and notes. You can access these by asking your assistant to read them aloud:
“Read the description.”
Hint: Sous Chef will get better at recognizing your recipes over time. The more recipes that are added the more text we'll have to analyze to improve our speech recognition models.
That's all there is to it, hands free recipe access at your command. It's like having your own personal assistant in the kitchen. With all of Google Assistants other great cooking features like timers and measurement conversions you'll be cooking with ease in no time.
If you have any questions, comments or ideas about new features, please don't hesitate to contact us via the app or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Also be sure to check out the helpful “How To” videos available in the app or by visiting http://souschef.recipes.