SEATTLE, Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Allrecipes, the world's largest digital food brand with 1.5 billion visits annually, today introduced its premiere skill for Alexa, Amazon's cloud-based voice service which allows consumers to ask questions, play music, create to-do and shopping lists, shop online, and control popular smart-home devices using only their voice.
The Allrecipes Skill offers home cooks the convenience of voice-guided, hands-free access to Allrecipes' vast collection of best-loved recipes - from everyday quick dinners to crowd-pleasing party appetizers. With the skill, home cooks can quickly get recipes to match the desired dish type, available on-hand ingredients, maximum cooking time, and/or preferred cooking method. Once a recipe is selected, Alexa will guide the cook through each step of preparing the dish; cooks control the pace of their cooking by instructing Alexa to pause, next, repeat, skip or move forward. The skill is geared for all types of cooks, but is anticipated to be especially appealing to Millennial cooks, who make up the largest portion of Allrecipes' audience of 50 Million cooks. Based on Allrecipes' 2015 Smart Kitchen Technologies survey, Millennial cooks are the most likely to buy 'connected' kitchen technologies that make cooking easier and more fun; three of five Millennial cooks demonstrated an interest in voice-controlled devices that can recommend recipes based on ingredients they have on-hand.