Panna Review – Are you the next Gordon Ramsay?

On March 15, 2013

App Type: Uncategorized

Panna Review – Are you the next Gordon Ramsay?

Our rating:

By: How 2 Media, Inc

Version #: 2.0

Date Released: 2013-02-27

Developer: How 2 Media, Inc

Price: Free

User Rating:

A video magazine, this one is great for all the aspiring chefs out there. With each issue giving users over a dozen different recipes to try from, do not worry about what to cook next.

Recipes are written by renowned chefs around the world and are very simple to follow. In each article there comes an ingredients checklist, right down to the exact weight of materials you have to prepare. There is even an estimated am0unt of time given on how long it would take to prepare the dish. Most importantly, video tutorials are also made available for the instances where written instructions can get very tricky to follow.

When it comes to user interface, Panna has everything neatly organized and arranged into issues, recipes, and shopping lists. Navigation is also easy as recipes are filtered and placed in grids for easy scrolling.

Subscription is worth the money too, with a year’s subscription coming in at $14.99. This means 6 issues, or approximately 72 recipes for less than $15.

Worth it, in my opinion.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes

Learning Curve:NA

Who Is It For:Chefs to be

What I Like:The attention to detail and user-friendliness

What I Don't Like:NA

Final Statement:Perfect for quality time in the kitchen

Read the Developer's Notes:
Panna is the first-ever video, cooking magazine for the iPhone, iPad and iPad mini. You receive one free recipe inside each issue, whether or not you choose to buy the full issue. A year subscription gives you access to our current issue as well as the next five bi-monthly issues.

An entirely new resource for the home cook, Panna merges beautiful high definition video technology with the expertise of established master chefs including Rick Bayless, Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirscheimer, Anita Lo, Seamus Mullen, Nancy Silverton, Michael Tusk, and Jonathan Waxman. Panna also includes a department with New York Times food writer and recipe developer, Melissa Clark. She shares her knowledge of kitchen equipment from a seasoned home cook’s perspective, offering recipes that will expand and refine your cooking repertoire.

With home kitchens and backyard grills as backdrops for each recipe video, the chefs demonstrate step-by-step cooking technique in an engaging, approachable style. As they chop, talk, and sauté, they impart cooking tips and insights in their asides. Panna curates these videos into regular departments, including Cooking for Company, Chef's Favorite, Master Class, Weeknight Supper, Fresh Ingredient, Panna Recommends, Classics, among others.

This video app is built for the home cook who follows written recipes, but still wonders how the chef would advise him/her at every step. Panna brings the experts into YOUR kitchen, offering recipes that are not only easy to execute, but hand-picked by our renowned chefs.

- 6 bi-monthly issues per year
- 12-13 seasonal recipes per issue chosen by master chefs
- Access to over 2.5 hours of video content per issue, all shot in real time
- Easy video controls let you scrub within videos to repeat steps and instructions
- Browse quickly by recipe, chef, issue, meal or ingredient
- Shop easily for ingredients with our robust, automatically generated shopping lists
- Save your recipes by adding them to your Favorites list
- Share recipe trailers and photos with friends and family via Facebook, Twitter or email

Buy your year subscription now (current issue plus the next five issues) and save 50% off the single issue price!

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A water polo player from Singapore, Wei Jie devotes most of his time to training. However, when he's not occupied by water training or pushing himself in the gym, expect to see him squinting at his iPhone testing out new apps.

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