We love technology here in the SK kitchen; so we were intrigued to read this week about a new app that has been launched which may put an end to the saying ‘there’s nothing to eat in this house”.
PixFood does exactly what it says on the tin, if you pardon the pun.
Using the app on your smartphone you take pictures of food/ingredients you have in your fridge, freezer or cupboard and you are then given tailored recipes based on what’s available.
The people behind the app say it’s different to any other on the market because over time, as its gets to know you and your habits, it starts to learn what you particularly by connecting patterns and taking into consideration different behaviours.
It may sound all very Big Brother but let’s face it everything we do these days is being monitored, whether it’s the GPS tracking you on your phone, Google remembering the websites you have visited so it can direct adverts at your or the voice assistant in your home which is at your beck and call (I ask Alexa to play 80s music so much that one day I am convinced I am going to come down to find her wearing teeny boppers (Google it if you have the misfortune of not being a child of the greatest decade in history).
Given last week we talked about the importance or minimising food waste, it’s also a great way of maximising the food we have in our home, ensuring it goes further.
It’s bit easier for us chefs of course, but it is difficult looking in the cupboard and fridge and coming up with something different to make at the end of the working day, so anything that can help to make this easier has to be applauded.
We’re sure that in the not too distant future there will be robot cooks making the food for us as well, although on behalf of the Chef’s Union, let’s hope this is one piece of technology that doesn’t see the light of day!