Google Home is ready to help you in the kitchen with a new feature, and Lord knows I need all the help I can get.
Im still waiting to inherit the covetedItalian-cooking gene, but I fear it might never arrive.
My mother served as my personalin-house Mario Batali for most of my life, and my grandmother whipped uphomemade rice balls in her prime.
I, however, end up with dented forks after prodding rock-solid artichokes. Sometimes, uncooked chicken bits make their way into my hair. And, if Im really lucky, my impetuous kitchen skills will cause my boyfriend to down Pepto Bismol 20 minutes after ourmeal.
I need a little help if Im following a recipe 0nmy iPhone (which will inevitably undergo a little mess).
If your culinary skills rival those of yours truly, justbe glad to know Google is attempting to placate your kitchen woes.
The Google Assistant-powered speaker, Google Home, will now offer over 5 million recipes from The New York Times andBon Appetit, among other sources rightat your fingertips.
And fortunately, you dont have to use said fingertips for anything other than cooking.So if that salmonella-carrying chicken thigh usually smears across your hands your cell screen, youre now in luck.
Youll receive step-by-step voice instructions and still have the ability to play your favorite tunes all while Googles answer to Alexa acts as your sous chef. Lets call her Luciana because it goes with my Italian theme.
If Google Home/Luciana is going a little too fast and you didnt finish crushing thosetomatoes, you can easily ask for repeats. Even better? No one (ahem, ) will be nagging you about the more efficient way to preparesomething while rubbing her superior skills in your face.
Those in the kitchen mean serious business, after all.
To begin, access Google Search on your iPhone or Google Assistant on yourAndroid. Theyll be a myriad of recipes to choose from hello, 5 so selecting an option might be just as time-consuming as preparing it.
But if youve found your desired dish after muddling through all of thosechoices, all you have to do is click Send to Google Home and say to the speaker, Google, start cooking.
Perhaps this tech-savvy answer to preparing a recipe is the best way for young, inexperienced millennials like myself to learn how to cooka meal without the pressure of following someone else.
My kitchen is only big enough forLuciana and I anyway, so well give it a whirl.
No more chicken bits on my cell screen but my hair is another story.