NCGA Debuts Co+op Kitchen: Online Culinary Video Resource and Free iPad® App

Jul 30, 2013

National Cooperative Grocers Association (NCGA) is pleased to launch a new culinary video resource, Co+op Kitchen, available as a free, downloadable iPad® app through the App StoreSM or online by visiting or YouTube.

Co+op Kitchen offers a series of informative and instructional videos led by renowned chefs and food enthusiasts who love sharing their passion for food. From handy hints for choosing the right ingredients and understanding basic kitchen skills, to easy recipes for delicious homemade meals, Co+op Kitchen is useful for home cooks at every level of skill.

Featuring hosts including James Beard Semifinalist and Executive Pastry Chef for Uchi Restaurants, Chef Philip Speer; owner/host of the popular online show Hilah Cooking, Hilah Johnson; and author of the Blissful Chef food blog and vegan macrobiotic chef, Christy Morgan, among others, the knowledge provided in the series can help make the difference between a good meal and an amazing one. From learning about alternative sweeteners and growing your own sprouts to making a delicious Mixed Vegetable Indian Curry and cooking the perfect steak, Co+op Kitchen makes it easy to try something new or master a basic culinary skill.

Available as a free download, the features of the Co+op Kitchen iPad® app include:

  • Full length videos: Full length videos are available right inside the app and can be browsed by category.
  • Step-by-step instruction: Perfect for a less-experienced home cook, the app provides step-by-step recipe instructions, allowing the user to move between steps (and corresponding mini-videos) at the user’s pace. Users can start and stop, easily review a step, skip, or speed through those steps already completed or mastered.
  • Visual recipe cards: Recipe cards include ingredients and nutritional information, as well as a visual guide to preparation.
  • Search for local food co-ops: An extension of, the Co+op Kitchen app allows users to find their nearest food co-op and provides valuable tools for consumers looking to find out more about food ingredients, sources, and a whole lot more.

Co-ops are the true pioneers of the natural and organic food industry and deeply committed to providing delicious, high quality and healthy food, supporting local and sustainable agriculture, and strengthening their communities. Co+op Kitchen is a resource born from that philosophy. Visit the iTunes App StoreSM for the free Co+op Kitchen iPad® app or visit to view the videos online.

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