StickyBits in Your Pantry

July 13, 2010

Double Chocolate Espresso

KelseytheNaptimeChef's Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies

We've recently come up with a new way for you to access food52 recipes while you're at the grocery store, or even while you're wandering around your kitchen looking for something to cook. Using the StickyBits application, we, along with a few intrepid volunteers, have linked hundreds of our community's recipes to the bar codes on ingredients all over the country.

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Now you can find recipes by simply downloading the StickyBits application and scanning an ingredient’s bar code with your iPhone or Android phone. For instance:

• Domino light brown sugar now has Double Chocolate Espresso Cookies attached

• DeCecco spaghetti links to Daddy's Carbonara

• Organic Valley Sour Cream connects to Blueberry Almond Breakfast Polenta

• Whole Foods 365 Organic Creamy Peanut Butter has recipes for Salted Double Chocolate Cookies and Barbacoa Beef Cheek Tacos

• Heckers All Purpose Flour links to recipes for Chocolate Bundt Cake and Classic Southern Buttermilk Bathed Fried Chicken


In addition to finding recipes, you can add recipes too! If you have an iPhone or Android phone, download StickyBits, scan the barcodes of your favorite ingredients, and attach any food52 recipes you like. It's a great way for shoppers and cooks across the country to discover your recipes on their phones.

And a huge thanks to our 5 generous volunteers, Danielle Nuzzo, Chloe Mathieu of chloé blogue [á New York], Holley Atkinson of Making Food Work, Greg Michnikov and David Keay, for all of their help on this project.

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Lizthechef
  • One Hungry Mama
    One Hungry Mama
  • Rhonda35
  • wanderash
  • chrissyb
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Lizthechef July 26, 2010
Oh, I feel so out of it with no iPhone :(
One H. July 19, 2010
i've barely been able to keep up with food52 (which is a sad state of affairs) and, now, as i'm trying to take in a lot of what i've been missing in the last few months i see that my recipe for b'fast polenta is linked to organic valley sour cream. how cool! and, of course, even without that fun fact, what a great app. love food52! love my iphone!
Rhonda35 July 18, 2010
This is such a forward-thinking idea - love it!! I don't have a fancy phone, so I will just stick with typing in "canned tomatoes" and seeing what pops up - anytime you want to revamp your website search for non-techies like me, go for it!! Or, better yet, maybe there is a way some of us can help by doing it for you??? (Because I would much rather see you put your efforts into your funny videos, which usually make my week.) Back to the new app - I think it is great that now people can go to the store, take something interesting off a shelf and, perhaps, find a new and tasty way to use it. You go, girls!
wanderash July 18, 2010
Very cool. Good thinking ladies!
chrissyb July 18, 2010
I just made them! You had me sold lol. I didn't put any espresso in them though. I put 1/2 cup of peanut butter in the second batch.
Sagegreen July 18, 2010
How clever!
QueenOfGreen July 16, 2010
Huh. Neat! Had to try it out - if you scan DeCecco's Fusilli Bucati #98 (the first thing I grabbed) it now has an attachment to SippitySup's Red Beet Fusilli with Balsamic, Poppy Seeds and Mint.
Kitchen B. July 14, 2010 now I have to go get an IPhone, Blackberry or sumthin 3G...and then move to the States. Till then, I'll applaud from my wet summer corner in the Netherlands!
City S. July 14, 2010
Wow, this is great! I will definitely download this. I was just looking for recipe apps for the android and was disappointed with the selection. Thanks!
aargersi July 14, 2010
Downloaded! very cool! very Star Trek.
BrooklynBridget July 14, 2010
Wow! Congrats for the brilliant ingenuity Food52. I want the blackberry app version, please.
theicp July 14, 2010
This is so cool - will definietly be downloading this!
fiveandspice July 14, 2010
Holy smokes! It's a brave new world we live in... July 14, 2010
Is there an app for Blackberrys?
Amanda H. July 14, 2010
Not yet. Will let you know when there is one.
thirschfeld July 13, 2010
So I went to applications on my iPhone and I am checking it out now.
melissav July 13, 2010
Very cool. Just need to swipe my husband's iphone now!
mrslarkin July 13, 2010
A clever way to clean out the pantry! (that is, if I had cell service here.)