Flour belongs in cookies, not on your iPad. The same goes for butter, wine, eggs and oil. Your kitchen may be a treasure trove of cooking essentials, but iPads and food should never directly mix.
That's why this cooking with your iDevice radio story over at NPR gave us a moment's pause at TUAW central this morning. Although it's a good piece about the varied experience of using traditional cookbooks and modern technology, one blogger still sighed with exasperation. "Did these people never hear of a gallon-sized Ziploc bag?"
Zip-seal bags -- specifically the 1-gallon size -- are, in fact, extremely iPad friendly and minor kitchen miracles. You can still touch your device's capacitive screen through the plastic, and because the bags are so thin and basically iPad-sized, the iPad can be set in your normal holding stand so that your recipes remain viewable.