Be my burger

    How about a Sex on the Beach cocktail with mayonnaise? Is milk chocolate and passion fruit sauce suitable for marbled beef? No, we were not mistaken about the site and do not even want to mock you before Friday night. But yes, we want to talk about food, "food computing" and how you can help us where artificial intelligence is powerless so far. Just tell us about your tastes. Even if they are very specific ... Burger Heroes Bad Bro burger All the distortions we mentioned were invented by artificial intelligence - namely, the IBM Chef Watson system (by the way, an article about it on Habré

    was already three years ago). The program interface is extremely simple: you select the ingredients by category, add style and mood - then the neural chef adds his own ingredients and gives you an unusual, but relatively harmonious dish. However, it is immediately clear that the computer future of the kitchen is forced to stop so far on crock-pots and other smart appliances. Or not right away?

    Let's get it right. Here are some of the benefits of IBM Chef Watson that cooks and culinary experts reveal:

    • You can introduce the strangest and most ridiculous ingredients, for example, on the basis of residues in the refrigerator and get a fairly normal combination. For example, one of the experts noted pancakes with eggplant and a salad of capers and fennel (although he did not dare to follow the recommendations to spice up this cocoa case).
    • You can have a lot of fun. So, the journalist decided to conduct an experiment and feed the guests exactly what IBM Chef Watson would advise, without prescribing her ingredients. The menu was excellent: cherry-tomato gazpacho, paella from salmon, rice, mussels and figs knows what else, and ice cream from butter, garlic and curry powder. Such combinatorics can amuse, but no more.
    • If you are adequate and choose the ingredients that you can really eat, you get excellent dishes - a cut above the ones that we usually cook. The fact is that IBM Chef Watson is based on the “synergy of combinations” and studies of combinations of different tastes and compositions. For example, if you choose honey and coconut, you can get baklava with orange zest, walnuts, hazelnuts, butter, pepper and darjeeling (tea) in one of the iterations. And it’s delicious - everyone who has ever tasted nuts with honey and warm hot pepper or just hot pepper with honey will say.

    Do you think this is just a fan or is there only a fraction of a joke in this culinary joke, and the rest is pure applied computer science? That's right, this is not a joke. The food industry has not disdained the services of programmers for a long time, but actively uses them. No, they’re not working for food.
    Large companies and even corporations that own fast-food and not-so-food restaurants have long been engaged in the development and testing of different tastes in search of the treasured bliss point - they are looking for the most harmonious level of salt, sugar and other flavoring components.

    The point of bliss is the range in which the amount of salt, sugar and fat is pleasing to the consumer. The task of companies is to save money by identifying and using the smallest number of products in this very range. And all because the business of taste buds is a bonanza.


    This is what turns cognitive cooking, friends. We are only afraid that this is not good for us: corporations consider an effective way to “plant us”, the blue bright screen causes a feeling of hunger (and from the blue BSOD you can even eat a refrigerator on your nerves), snacks, pizza and burgers come in front of the PC with a bang. In general, there is no way out?

    There is. Cook yourself. And if it’s the matter for the new year, and even Friday, we suggest you use your tastes, engineering thinking, iron logic and offer a burger recipe.

    Here's the thing. Moscow Burger Burger Heroes are RUVDS old friends and partners with whom we have already held several events . They like to create and experiment in the kitchen, but they are accurate, logical and restrained. This is not all 55 cheeseburgers there, prepared by the hands of yesterday's philologists and historians. And they need help - suggest in the comments your recipes for burgers with or without chickpeas, with meat or fish, or maybe with chicken or turkey. You can even play with color. In general, the ones you would like to eat right now, hating us for an article in the middle of the day.

    The most original and realistic burger with a slight modification will go to the menu, and the winners will receive far from edible, but good and material prizes. We will play the phone Huawei P10 Lite, for the most original recipe that scored the greatest number of pluses from Habr users.


    And for the most realistic recipe that our friends from Burger Heroes will choose, the winner will receive a virtual server for 6 months from RUVDS with a configuration of CPU 3 * 3.4 GHz, RAM 3 GB, SSD 60 GB. All contestants will also receive edible prize-free coupons for tasting the resulting burger in Burger Heroes in February.


    While the post was being published, the first version came from our team . White bread, fried chicken, walnut, seasoning and broth sauce, mustard sauce, raw onions, soft hot peppers, grilled bell peppers, cream cheese. For a drink - mulled wine or grog from white wine. Can be served with chicken stock. Well this is out of competition.

    So what will he be, admin burger?

    PSFor RUVDS, this experiment is not the first collaboration with representatives of the food industry. Last year, the company introduced Dark Admin beer, and in the next couple of weeks, its antagonist Smart Admin will see the light.

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