Collaborative Cooking Makes Meals Without Chef's Presence

By: Meghan Young - Jun 5, 2014
References: collaborativecooking.net & psfk
Collaborative Cooking is a modern-day machine that can be conveniently controlled by one's smartphone. Although there are already kitchen appliances that work in the same way, what sets this apart is the fact that it is a lot more extensive. Essentially, Collaborative Cooking can prepare an entire meal without the presence of the chef.

A project by designers Christian Isberg and Petter Johansson Kukacka, programmer Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf, Collaborative Cooking "is based on a digital platform that interacts with a physical cooking machine," according to Psfk. It is comprised of a large pot, a chimney and 35 ingredient dispensers containing herbs, spices and even meats. Using a computer or phone, chefs can control heat, timing, stirring and seasoning.

Collaborative Cooking revolves around the question, "Does cooking require a physical presence or is it possible to create and explore through digital platforms and experience food beyond the known limitations?"