THE WORLD OF INGREDIENTS
Cuisitive is a project that explores every aspect of the ingredients we use globally. It is designed specifically for chefs, enthusiasts and professionals in the food industry who are looking for a clear and concise guide to ingredients, the ability to investigate the connections between them, their uses and flavour profiles.
Through globalization, changing tastes and greater imagination, ingredients are becoming more diverse, available and affordable although some remain rare or a luxury. As we face global warming and greater interactions between cultures the need to be flexible and open to trying something new has never been greater.
Cuisitive started as a personal project to understand and learn about the world of ingredients. It quickly became apparent that this knowledge accumulation would be of interest to like-minded food lovers, chefs and professionals working in the food industry. With a passion for gastronomy (specifically ingredients) and design, Cuisitive allowed me to create a resource that is not only unique but visually distinctive. It is fundamental to understand what ingredients we use daily or have tried in foreign markets; their taste, flavour profile, origins and cultural importance. My objective is to inspire and interact with others who share the same passion and also to encourage others to pay more attention to what we eat and the options available to us.
Cuisitive relies on the support of chefs, professionals, colleagues and friends. I would love to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to my continually expanding research as well as those who want to collaborate.
The project is largely self-funded and relies on the generosity of a few supporters. If you want to support what I am doing please consider donating.
Ben P Jones
WHAT WE OFFER
Our objective is to encourage everyone to explore the world of ingredients in greater detail.
An evolving interactive database for chefs and food industry professionals with over 500 ingredients.
Visually dynamic designs themed by ingredients, perfect for the kitchen, your restaurant or office.
THE CUISITIVE SYSTEM
Receive our free PDF 'The Cuisitive Guide to Ingredients.'