Sway is all about making it quick and easy for you to create and share an interactive and multimedia-rich canvas that brings your ideas to life and looks great on any screen. This blog series highlights great examples of Sways made by different types of people, across a variety of different scenarios.
In the last Sway Use Case blog, we celebrated the amazing ways that educators have been using Sway. Today’s blog is all about food (you guessed it!). Warm food, cold food, local food, exotic food—we’ll dive deep into the visually delicious and artfully designed Sways that chefs, foodies, and culinary adventurers have created… all while salivating just a bit. Check out the highlights below! And maybe go get a snack…
Using Sway to share an interactive and visual recipe
Dan St. Hilaire (Vermont, @dansth) uses Sway to share recipes for delicious-looking food in a creative new way. Dan’s Sways provide fluid, interactive, visual step-by-step instructions on how to create mouth-watering meals. And it’s easy for friends, family and followers like us to use any device in the kitchen to follow Dan’s guidance in replicating these delicious dishes. Check out Dan’s delicious Sway on how to cook (spicy) Thai Pork Curry:
Swaying friends and family with your food adventures
Matt LeMay (New York, @mattlemay) shows us how Sway can be used to combine travel, food and blogging in a dynamic and interactive way. Matt decided to recap his three favorite meals from his last trip to Paris, using a combination of an interactive map (complete with trip highlight pins), images and personalized descriptions of his dining experiences. Check out Matt’s three great meals in Paris:
Engaging customers with a dynamic presentation and menu
Howard Lo (Singapore, @tanukiraw) has a raw bar and cocktail restaurant that serves a delicious array of food and drink. Sway helps Howard engage his customers in new ways. To celebrate Tanuki Raw’s new lunch menu, Howard put together what he called “an easy eye-catching presentation” and interactive menu using Sway. His creation brings the restaurant’s new Donburi (“rice bowl dish”) selections to life, including descriptions of how they’re made and a video showing a runny egg yolk being broken at the beginning of a meal:
Swaying in wine country
Ben Carter (Tennessee, @benitowine) reminds us that our palates can savor not only delicious food, but beverages of all sorts as well—in Ben’s case, wine. Ben used Sway to transport his wine lover followers back to Lodi, California, where he toured in 2014. His creation was actually one of the earliest Sways made, and he pulled together multimedia and serves as a trip recap, wine blog and tasting notes all in one. Check out Ben’s spirited Sway:
Spreading a sweet tooth with Sway
Steve Siebert (@stevesloc) helps put a sweet finishing touch on today’s blog by bringing us Sway for dessert. Similar to Dan’s recipe Sway in Thai Pork Curry, Steve brings a tasty-looking recipe for gluten-free Monster Cookies to life using Sway’s web-based canvas. He shows us with rich visuals how large a role the raw wet and dry ingredients play, then wraps it all up with the baking instructions. Take a peek into the oven at these Monster Cookies:
This is just a glimpse at some of the many great Sways we’re seeing daily from culinary connoisseurs. Many thanks to all of you who have spent time creating Sways and engaging your friends and other foodies with your interactive content. Feel free to continue sharing with us on Twitter at @Sway. We can’t wait to see what you eat… er… create next!
—Sway team, @Sway