In Collaborative Cooking, chefs can control things like stirring and seasoning from their phones.

“Does cooking require a physical presence or is it possible to create and explore through digital platforms and experience food beyond the known limitations?”

This is the question presented on the project website of Collaborative Cooking, a project by designers Christian Isberg and Petter Johansson Kukacka, programmer Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf. The project is based on a digital platform that interacts with a physical cooking machine.

Collaborative Cooking is an interesting cooking machine that features a large pot, a chimney in the middle of the machine, and 35 ingredient dispensers containing herbs, spices, and even meats. The machine can make various kinds of dishes and the cooking is done entirely remotely by up to five chefs at a time. The chefs can control things like the heat, the timing, stirring, and seasoning from their computers or smartphones.

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