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.

OUR STORY

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
Ingredient consultant

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WHAT WE OFFER

Our objective is to encourage everyone to explore the world of ingredients in greater detail.

INGREDIENTS DATABASE

An evolving interactive database for chefs and food industry professionals with over 500 ingredients.

*Launch 2018*

ARTWORK

Visually dynamic designs themed by ingredients, perfect for the kitchen, your restaurant or office.

KNOWLEDGE

Regular content about exciting ingredients, flavour profiles, infographics & food science.

THE CUISITIVE SYSTEM

EDIBLE INGREDIENTS

We search every possible ingredient that is edible (commercially important & wild) and then categorise them by priority.

INGREDIENT BOX

With each ingredient a vector based design is created to use in our artwork collections. These are based on real images which we convert to a graphic.

DATABASE

Each ingredient gets added to our database along with a high resolution image/s when available. This is not always possible with more obscure ingredients but new images are constantly added.

Find out more about the Cuisitive system

Understand how we classify ingredients and evaluate flavour profiles, origin & much more..

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