With a 30+ year career in analytics consulting and teaching and a passion for all things related to cooking, this is an effort to combine these two efforts.
The advent of social media and the internet combined with a continued production of fine cookbooks gives a cook an unprecedented amount of data. This presents a situation that had been faced many times in my consulting career. Consumers of this data think, “Wow this is great. I have so much information.” The reality is something different. Yes, there is a lot of data, but to get information requires work; requires patience; requires asking good questions. In short requires analytics and the tools of analytics.
A simple understanding may be that this can be used as a preference engine to better find recipes you might like. But beyond that using the data to increase understanding through information will make you a better cook.
The posts will reflect deep dives into dishes understanding how they vary and why. Through this the reader can gain insight into what defines their favorite recipes.
President, Z Solutions, Inc.