Are you considering the iPad 2 as your first iPad? An iPad, unplugged, is a welcome contrast to the communications-driven iPhone. Take our tour of cool apps that take advantage of the iPad's leisurely user experience.
I probably spend more time grocery shopping, cooking and eating than any other personal activity. Epicurious (free) serves up more than 30,000 recipes from magazines, chefs and cookbooks. Best part of the iPad app version: The big screen makes it easy to follow recipes step-by-step in the kitchen.
Bonus advice: Get a stand that keeps your iPad free and clear from messy ingredients.