Julia and the iPad
For me, Apple purchases are always preceded by a bout of rationalizing. In the case of my iPad, I told myself it was O.K. to fork over the six hundred dollars because the device would stand in for the magical, Jetsons-style kitchen computer I’d fantasized about for years. And it’s lived up to my dreams. Since the day I brought it home, my iPad has become a fixture in the kitchen, putting helpful sites like Epicurious and food52.com at my fingertips, splashes and stains be damned.