A Vegan Recipe by IBM's Chef Watson
With the release of Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson: Recipes for Innovation from IBM & the Institute of Culinary Education, a new way of cooking emerged. Watson, for the uninitiated, is IBM’s technology platform that combines natural language processing and machine learning, to essentially make sense out of large amounts of data. This technology is applicable to many industries and problems, and now it’s available to you if you like to cook! IBM in collaboration with Bon Appétit, developed a web application where you can use Watson to make your own recipes.
In the cookbook, “IBM’s unprecedented technology and ICE’s culinary experts present more than 65 original recipes exploding with irresistible new flavors.Together, they have carefully crafted, evaluated and perfected each of these dishes for “pleasantness” (superb taste), “surprise” (innovativeness) and a “synergy” of mouthwatering ingredients that will delight any food lover.”
The premise sounded incredible, and I decided if I could find a vegan recipe in the preview to review, I would try it. On page 27, I found the recipe titled ‘Green Mango Salad’, and after assuming it was vegan, gave it a quick read, and happily confirmed that it was! It sounded simple with only five ingredients (including salt), and was exactly what I wanted to pair with a very spicy bean dish I was planning on making the same night.
I set out to buy all the ingredients, which consisted of mango, lime, fresh mint, chile, and I already had salt handy of course!
*I apologize in advance for the horrible photo quality–I am no photographer, and these pictures prove it!