Photo Recipe Step by Step

Platform and Price

Apple, $1.99

RD Score

3 out of 5

Synopsis of the App

The Photo Recipe Step by Step app presents a collection of 60 Mediterranean recipes in full color photos with step by step instructions.


  • Recipes use traditional ingredients such as squid and cuttlefish and a variety of meats and produce to create traditional recipes like Andalusian Gazpacho, Paella and Lamb Ribs with Honey and Rosemary.
  • Includes a variety of appetizer, entrée and dessert options – most in the easy to very easy level of difficulty.
  • Integrated shopping list and recipe timer.
  • Offers some ingredient substitutes and alternatives, cooking tips, equivalence table, recipe tricks and a glossary of common cooking terms.
  • Easily save and share favorite recipes


  • Lacks a variety of vegetarian recipes.
  • Some unfamiliar terms such as courgette (zucchini), aubergine (eggplant), “blind baking” and others are used throughout the app without definition.
  • Script style font may be distracting for some readers.
  • The app claims to offer healthy recipes but does not provide nutrition information.
  • Notable grammatical and typographical errors throughout the app likely due to the translation from the original Spanish version.
  • Some ingredients like squid ink will be difficult to obtain for the typical home cook.

Bottom Line

Photo Recipe Step by Step is a visually appealing and fun way to learn to cook Mediterranean style dishes. With a few tweaks and the addition of more plant based recipes, this recipe app can be a winner for the more adventurous home cook.

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Marisa Moore, MBA, RDN, LD, is based in Atlanta and specializes in culinary nutrition, communications and consulting. She blogs at Follow her on Instagram and Twitter.