Oh how I wish we had videotaped my husband’s grandmother in her kitchen preparing recipes from the Old Country. Those recipes were lost when YiaYia passed away and as hard as I try, I can’t completely replicate the flavors and textures she produced with her experienced hands. She made her own filo dough. How? We will never really know. Her stuffed cabbage, a family favorite, had some twist that remains with her. So many recipes have been lost.
Dan Zawisza and Chris Kozak, have solved the problem of lost recipes by developing Dishtory, a free App that “captures memories” by allowing users to film the preparation of a recipe to be shared with friends, family or “the world.” App users can upload a video made with their phone or use the App to do the filming. The film can be marked “private” if you do not want it to be seen by strangers. A recipe card can be added and searches are by word (cheesecake, Molly Smith, beef, etc).
The App is very easy to use, a “three button system” and can certainly create a meaningful heirloom for families.
Viewers must have the app to see the videos or download their own recipes. Maybe a grandchild will film her/himself making your recipe and send it to you for comment or assistance?
The App is free. The first three recipes shared are free. After that, $1.00 will get you 4 months to add recipes (one time only) or $5.00 for a year. Viewing recipes is always free with the App.
The App is just getting started. What a great time to be involved! I can’t wait to send my kids, nieces and nephews videos of me making recipes they request. Maybe I will upload many videos and give access as gifts?
Find Dishtory in the Google Play and App Store today: