Friday, October 14, 2011

Bertolli Olive Oil & Let’s Cook! App Review + {Giveaway – Ends 10/29} (CLOSED)

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Ever wanted to cook alongside a Top Chef Fan Favorite? Fabio Viviani from Top Chef All Stars and Season 5 Fan Favorite has just launched an iPhone and iPad app -- Let's Cook! -- now available on the App Store.

Let's Cook! features:
*More than 5 hours of video right at your finger tips (no streaming required)
*16 step-by-step video recipes in full HD
*100+ recipes hand-selected by Chef Fabio
*A dozen of Chef Fabio’s cooking and entertaining tip and menu suggestions

The engaging app brings Chef Fabio’s famously infectious style right into your kitchen, and has all the tools to learn to cook with passion and confidence. 

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You can get this Let's Cook app from And below you can see a sneak peek of what the app is like.

I do not have an iPad or iPhone, but I did get to try the wonderful Bertolli Olive Oil. It is so nice and easy to use. You can use it in many recipes, and I even liked it with a little seasoning then dipping bread in it. Fantastic. Here is a recipe that you might like to try from the iPad app with the olive oil:

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by Chef Fabio Viviani

Serves 2, double ingredients for 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes 
2 cups cherry tomatoes (20 small), halved and seeded
2 Tbsp. Bertolli® Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt and fresh ground black pepper
2 ounces pancetta or bacon, diced
1 Tbsp. Bertolli® Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil
4 to 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
12 ounces oyster mushrooms, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth, divided
8 ounces fresh fettuccine
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh parsley
Shaved Parmesan cheese 
Preheat oven to 475°. Drizzle tomatoes with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Season with salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste. Arrange in baking pan and roast 5 to 10 minutes or until wilted. 
Sauté pancetta with Bertolli Extra Light Tasting Olive Oil over medium-high heat until crisp. Season with fresh ground black pepper and very little salt. Add garlic and mushrooms and sauté until golden brown. 
Add roasted tomatoes and 1/4 cup broth to sauté pan. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered. 
Add fettuccini to boiling water over high heat, stirring occasionally until it floats, approx. 5 to 8 minutes. 
Add cooked fettuccine to sauté pan and remaining broth. Increase heat and drizzle with Bertolli Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Add parsley. Simmer 2 to 5 minutes. 
Top with shaved Parmesan and serve.

Mmmm, that sounds delicious. This is a recipe that I would definitely make for my family. If this is a sampling of the Let's Cook app, then it will be a great app.

You can check out more about the app at And I have a bottle of Bertolli Olive Oil for one lucky reader. You can enter in the form below.

*Disclaimer: I received a sample of olive oil for review. All opinions are my own.*


April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

The convienience of having a recipe right at your fingertips.

JC said...

Clear photos with directions.

Lori's Place said...

I do not hasve a s you anything i can use the apps on but if I did I think I would like the full-screen videos. loriagalbraith at gmail do como

In Julie's Opinion said...

I like that the videos are part of the app so there's no streaming or Internet connection needed to use it.

Krystal Larson said...

I love the videos!

cjabdelnour said...

The videos are great! Cheryl

Shannon said...

I love that it has Fabio from Top Chef! That guy's hilarious!

debijackson said...

recipes at your fingertips and love their videos

Missy L said...

I like how they include wine pairings with each dish. I'm clueless about that stuff

♡♥♬ Raven In A Blue Room ♬♥♡ said...

I like the videos and the fact that I don't need any books or paper notes around

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Tiffany LaCourse said...

I love the videos and how easy the directions are.

lisa said...

full-screen videos

Annmarie Weeks said...

I love that it has video instructions! I find cooking much easier when I can see how it's actually done!

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Lori Sifuentes said...

I love all of the recipes.


Cinderella10383 said...

I like that it has videos to watch and follow along with
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Anonymous said...

I don't have an iPad or iPhone either, but I use Olive Oil all the time - it's delicious and a healthier fat!

D Alison

Anonymous said...

I like that you don't need an Internet connection to use the Let's Cook! app.