As a cook, i have wondered where i could find all the information about food. The answer i got was something like :" There are not enough books and internet websites for you to search?". So i decided to create my own database, i searched a lot of programs and did a lot of testing in a lot of softwares. I even posted my question regarding databases here in chef talk.
A few weeks have passed and i would like to know your opinion on what i am about to begin.
I will make a excel sheet with thousands of ingredient informations. Each ingredient will have at least its name in 5 languages, their nutricional information, their description where i will put the most important information about them, their photo and a lot more info.
From all my books i gathered around 5500 different ingredients and a lot of information about them.
Once this excel sheet starts to get good i will make a new one with recipes, that will work with the ingredients sheet, in order to have a more complex database.
After that i will make a new one that will work with menu engeneering, using all the previous sheets.
The objective in the end, is to gather the information of every city of every country of every continent all in one document/program
You can call me crazy but i dream on having all the information of global ingredients and recipes.
Probably its too extensive to do, but i just know that i need to start it.
Why excel? Because its the most versatile program that i know of. It can do everything i want and i still can personalize everything in it.
This project will take me many years to complete, but i hope to be able to share and be able to have the help of everyone in this forum.
I would like to know your opinion in this.
I will keep everyone up to date with the project if possible.