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The Cooking Language: Extending the Theory of Pattens for a New Way to Cook

The Cooking Language is a new method to make the process of cooking more dynamic and creative. It is a tool to give cookers some new ideas when standing in a kitchen.
The method is based on the Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander.

It is a collection of "cooking words" which captures the relationships between the ingredients inside a dish, and gives the relationships a unique name. The Cooking Language is composed by a subset of languages that each focus on a certain ingredient e.g. Egg Language, Onion Language, Tofu Language, etc.. Inside each subset of language, there is a collection of cooking words that each capture an aspect of how the ingredient can be used in a dish, and how it interacts with other ingredients.

During the actual cooking process, the cooking words will become a source for ideas to add an extra ingredient. The words will also become a help to prevent or solve any problems that come up during the cooking.In addition to this, the cooking words will become a tool to understand recipes and dishes by other people.

When the Cooking Language becomes more abundant, it will ultimately replace the recipe, as a way of sharing the knowledge of cooking.

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The Cooking Language: Extending the Theory of Pattens for a New Way to Cook

  1. 1. cooking language taichi isaku, emi kubonaga, takashi iba Keio University, Japan
  2. 2. cooking language taichi isaku, emi kubonaga, takashi iba Keio University, Japan
  3. 3. Taichi Isaku Pattern Writer for Creativity and Cooking ・Collaboration Patterns ・Creative CoCooking Patterns ・Global Life Patterns ・Parenting Patterns (on progress) etc..
  4. 4. objective: To apply Alexander’s theory of centers and patterns to create a new method of cooking
  5. 5. E: :
  6. 6. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  7. 7. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  8. 8. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  9. 9. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  10. 10. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  11. 11. M 3 : E CB E :EI: 2 : CB 2C :E: :: : .: I E: CB H : 3 1 I: 1 ? 2: :E P & /B E: :B 3 : : CB CB B C B : 4 : : CB B C B H 3 : 3 H :: : : CB B CB CB B B OOO 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  12. 12. limitations of a recipe
  13. 13. limitations of a recipe out of daily contexts lack of creativity
  14. 14. limitations of a recipe out of daily contexts lack of creativity many of us don’t need a recipe when we cook
  15. 15. limitations of a recipe out of daily contexts lack of creativity Just following the directions on a recipe exactly is not at all creative
  16. 16. limitations of a recipe out of daily contexts lack of creativity
  17. 17. recipes WILL CONTINUE to be an important way to pass down knowledge and a reference for what and how to cook but
  18. 18. we also need a way to cook more creatively and dynamically recipes WILL CONTINUE to be an important way to pass down knowledge and a reference for what and how to cook but
  19. 19. cooking language
  20. 20. cooking language a new way to enhance creativity in the kitchen
  21. 21. cooking language a new way to enhance creativity in the kitchen focuses on a single food item and names the ways it is used in dishes
  22. 22. ontology The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words”
  23. 23. cooking language ontology The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words”
  24. 24. cooking language ontology The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words” onion language tofu languageegg language
  25. 25. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze cooking language ontology The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words” onion language tofu languageegg language
  26. 26. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze (onion words) (tofu words) cooking language ontology The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words” onion language tofu languageegg language
  27. 27. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze (onion words) (tofu words) cooking language ontology cooking words The cooking language is a collection of sublanguages, each a collection of “cooking words” onion language tofu languageegg language
  28. 28. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze egg language
  29. 29. an egg
  30. 30. / I: B : B : E : B / CC? an egg
  31. 31. layout Egg Sauce No.13 two-page spread
  32. 32. Egg Sauce No.13 name illustration context explanation examples 33 Egg Sauce Eggs and toast Egg sandwiches Egg Benedicts When eating bread or rice with eggs you can use the eggs as a sauce just as you would put on jam or butter. ▼ layout
  33. 33. H E CB B B ?C ?CBC : ?H CB2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  34. 34. H E CB B B ?C ?CBC : ?H CB
  35. 35. Simple Star Wild Card Richness Add-on Stiffness Gradient Fluffy Material Golden Yolk Taste Mildizer Clinging Veil Egg Clay Taste Trap Ingredient Pocket Taste Sponge Yolk Capsule Oil Cotton Taste Jellifier Moist Base Yolk Glaze Egg Glue 19 Total Egg Words Found Egg Sauce
  36. 36. Simple Star Wild Card Richness Add-on Stiffness Gradient Fluffy Material Golden Yolk Taste Mildizer Clinging Veil Egg Clay Taste Trap Ingredient Pocket Taste Sponge Yolk Capsule Oil Cotton Taste Jellifier Moist Base Yolk Glaze Egg Glue 19 Total Egg Words Found Egg Sauce “The yolk of the egg can itself become a sauce for bread or rice”
  37. 37. Simple Star Wild Card Richness Add-on Stiffness Gradient Fluffy Material Golden Yolk Taste Mildizer Clinging Veil Egg Clay Taste Trap Ingredient Pocket Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Capsule Oil Cotton Taste Jellifier Moist Base Egg Glue 19 Total Egg Words Found Yolk Glaze “You can paint some yolk on top of pastry to get an glaze effect when baked”
  38. 38. Simple Star Wild Card Richness Add-on Stiffness Gradient Fluffy Material Golden Yolk Taste Mildizer Clinging Veil Egg Clay Taste Trap Ingredient Pocket Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Capsule Oil Cotton Taste Jellifier Moist Base Egg Glue 19 Total Egg Words Found Yolk Glaze
  39. 39. 3 uses of the Cooking Language
  40. 40. 3 uses of the Cooking Language source for ideas while cooking guideline for making cooking decisions tool to analyze dishes by others
  41. 41. Katsu-don
 (japanese-style pork cutlets cooked with eggs) 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB
  42. 42. Katsu-don
 (japanese-style pork cutlets cooked with eggs) 2 C C E: 0 CE 0CB B B 5:
  43. 43. an egg
  44. 44. I can cook some soup and use the eggs as a“Taste Sponge” an egg
  45. 45. I can toast some bread and make some poached eggs to use it as “Egg Sauce” I can cook some soup and use the eggs as a“Taste Sponge” an egg
  46. 46. I can toast some bread and make some poached eggs to use it as “Egg Sauce” I’ll have to keep “Stiffness Gradient” in my mind so that I don’t overcook the sunny-side ups I can cook some soup and use the eggs as a“Taste Sponge” an egg
  47. 47. I can toast some bread and make some poached eggs to use it as “Egg Sauce” Oh, I could use the eggs in the fridge to add some “Clinging Veil to this dish! I’ll have to keep “Stiffness Gradient” in my mind so that I don’t overcook the sunny-side ups I can cook some soup and use the eggs as a“Taste Sponge” an egg
  48. 48. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze egg language
  49. 49. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze (onion words) (tofu words) cooking language onion language tofu languageegg language
  50. 50. linking back to Alexander
  51. 51. a system of Centers enforcing one another through connection and overlap Wholeness a physical system that occupies space with a specially marked coherence Centers Centers exist chiefly in relation to the Wholeness
  52. 52. a system of Centers enforcing one another through connection and overlap Wholeness a physical system that occupies space with a specially marked coherence Centers B E: :B : Ingredients exist chiefly in relation to the Whole Dish
  53. 53. The Wholeness of a dish
  54. 54. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew (the whole)
  55. 55. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew beef (the whole)
  56. 56. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew beef onions (the whole)
  57. 57. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew beef carrots onions (the whole)
  58. 58. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew beef carrots onions oil (the whole)
  59. 59. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew salt beef carrots onions oil (the whole)
  60. 60. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew herbs salt beef carrots onions oil (the whole)
  61. 61. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew herbs salt beef carrots onions water oil (the whole)
  62. 62. The Wholeness of a dish beef stew herbs salt beef carrots onions water oil each ingredient is a center (the whole)
  63. 63. The ingredients define the dish & The dish defines the role of the ingredients
  64. 64. Patterns rules for creating a new living center to enforce the Whole Patterns rules for creating a new living center to enforce the Whole
  65. 65. Patterns rules for creating a new living center to enforce the Whole Cooking Words rules for creating a new living center to enforce the Whole B
  66. 66. Future Work
  67. 67. Properties Structural features that are recurrent among things with a Wholeness that show how centers enforce one another
  68. 68. Taste Trap Taste Sponge Egg Sauce Yolk Glaze (onion words) (tofu words) cooking language onion language tofu languageegg language find similar structures + functions among different sublanguages
  69. 69. Properties Structural features that are recurrent among things with a Wholeness that show how centers enforce one another Properties Structural features that are recurrent among things with a Wholeness that show how centers enforce one another
  70. 70. Cooking Properties Structural features that are recurrent among delicious dishes that show how ingredients enforce one another Properties Structural features that are recurrent among things with a Wholeness that show how centers enforce one another
  71. 71. Generative Cooking Patterns(EuroPLoP14) A method of making and using patterns for cooking that helps decision-making in the kitchen Past Works Creative CoCooking Patterns(EuroPLoP15) A pattern language for cooking to make the process more social and creative
  72. 72. Thesse patterns should also create new centers which will enforce the Wholeness of cooking
  73. 73. Thesse patterns should also create new centers which will enforce the Wholeness of cooking consider the relationship between the Cooking Language and these patterns & enforce this connection
  74. 74. lastly: a word about culture Alexander (NOO 1): Wholeness includes cultural aspects: the particular set of centers define the cultural variances that we experience in the world.
  75. 75. lastly: a word about culture Alexander (NOO 1): Wholeness includes cultural aspects: the particular set of centers define the cultural variances that we experience in the world. The cooking language differs between cultures: a different set of cooking words exist for the same ingredient.
  76. 76. lastly: a word about culture Alexander (NOO 1): Wholeness includes cultural aspects: the particular set of centers define the cultural variances that we experience in the world. The cooking language differs between cultures: a different set of cooking words exist for the same ingredient. The use of the Cooking Language as a tool for understanding culture
  77. 77. lastly: a word about culture Alexander (NOO 1): Wholeness includes cultural aspects: the particular set of centers define the cultural variances that we experience in the world. The cooking language differs between cultures: a different set of cooking words exist for the same ingredient. The use of the Cooking Language as a tool for understanding culture cooking language

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The Cooking Language is a new method to make the process of cooking more dynamic and creative. It is a tool to give cookers some new ideas when standing in a kitchen. The method is based on the Pattern Language by Christopher Alexander. It is a collection of "cooking words" which captures the relationships between the ingredients inside a dish, and gives the relationships a unique name. The Cooking Language is composed by a subset of languages that each focus on a certain ingredient e.g. Egg Language, Onion Language, Tofu Language, etc.. Inside each subset of language, there is a collection of cooking words that each capture an aspect of how the ingredient can be used in a dish, and how it interacts with other ingredients. During the actual cooking process, the cooking words will become a source for ideas to add an extra ingredient. The words will also become a help to prevent or solve any problems that come up during the cooking.In addition to this, the cooking words will become a tool to understand recipes and dishes by other people. When the Cooking Language becomes more abundant, it will ultimately replace the recipe, as a way of sharing the knowledge of cooking.

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