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The best food apps on Apple TV
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Even the best food could use a dash of ones and zeros. Geek out with us as we explore the intersection of food and technology this month.

Food TV has seen a lot of changes over the last few years, and the newest version of Apple TV is expanding the landscape once again. The fourth generation allows users to download apps, giving all of us endless reasons to stay put on the couch, and giving the food lovers among us a new venue to explore culinary whims.

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Tasting Table has just launched a food app for Apple TV, complete with all of TT's killer videos, from food hacks to cooking lessons from the world's best chefs. And Tasting Table isn't the only cook in the kitchen.

Here are five more great food apps on Apple TV right now.

Food Network: It may dominate your TV anyway, but Food Network's app is worth downloading, because it gives you everything in one place. You can watch what's live on TV, but you can also stream full episodes of your favorite shows, including Chopped and Chopped Junior.

Tastemade: FOMO-inducing travel videos, vegan recipes from Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. and Bite Club's movie-inspired dishes are just some of the delights on Tastemade's app. Another highlight is Perennial Plate's series, in which documentary filmmakers Daniel Klein and Mirra Fine bring their international findings home and into the kitchen.

Kitchen Stories: This is a great app for beginner cooks. Slow-paced demonstrational videos walk viewers through basic recipes like one-pot pasta. Soothing background music should calm potentially nervous newbies in the kitchen while they learn simple techniques, like how to measure ingredients or properly handle a knife.

Grubhub: Yeah, this belongs on the list. Here's why: Dinner and a movie has never been easier. When you're in the thick of a binge-watch, you now have every reason to push through, because you can order food directly through your TV. Hello, weekend plans.

Kitchenbowl: This app is like an interactive recipe box. Something you don't see every day on TV, the app consists of mostly stills, with a few videos interspersed. Users select a recipe and flip through cards for step-by-step instructions. There aren't a whole lot of recipes yet, but the photography is lovely and the recipes enticing. It's one to keep an eye on.

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