About the Book
This book presents the research and exploratory design work involved in the development of an interactive visual model for exploring culinary possibilities and techniques. The goal is to provide home cooks of all skill levels a personally directed means of expanding their cooking sense by encouraging the use of perception and intuition. Rather than presenting cooking as a set of static instructions or finished recipes, this model allows individuals to explore culinary possibilities based on immediate personal circumstances such as available materials, skills, time and physical or emotional needs. Such a model fosters a sense of cooking that promotes self-sufficiency and aids the development of ingenuity, personal expression, flexibility, and improvisation in everyday cooking.