Computer Cuisine

Coming this spring: Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson, a cookbook produced by IBM’s supercomputer, Watson.

“Watson was fed data about foods traditionally enjoyed by humans. The computer was able to learn and find reason behind recipes, taste profiles and chemical compounds, so that it (he?) could suggest new flavour combinations. The resultant ingredient lists were converted to recipes by chefs at the US Institute of Culinary Education, and the publisher promises ‘unusual ingredient combinations that man alone might never imagine.'”