Hello all! This is my first post,
I am a part-time cook, I cook recipes for myself and I love learning more and more about it, and recently I decided to start a project (and maybe a startup in the future) about a web gamified platform focused on dishes and cooking methods, which involves plenty of theory, and therefore I have some questions for you:
1. How can recipe-making be deconstructed? So far I gathered: Protein, fat and carbs (from the food wheel, which makes a balanced meal if there is a bit of each, correct me if I'm wrong), sauces, preparation methods (frying pan, pot, etc.) and spices. Is this correct and complete? Is there anything I am missing as a very general overview of how any meal can be prepared?
2. If you could have a visual map of all the existing recipes and it's combinations, how would it be displayed? I did extensive research on this and the solution is still not clear, because there are different ways: could be organized by cooking methods, by types of food, by similarity of recipes, etc. But the goal in the end should be to promote exploration of new combinations and intersections of recipes.
3. Is there any defined cooking learning process? Do you start with specific type of dishes? What are you taught in a cooking school? Is baking for example a technique that comes later? (preparation methods), is there any process that is usually followed when learning how to explore dishes?
So far I realized that there are two important spectrums in cooking: practice and theory, which go hand-in-hand. But in this case I am focusing more on theory (since it's a web platform, not focusing on how to cook, but rather on exploration.
Have a great week!