This post is about testing recipes created by artificial intelligence, Chef Watson of IBM
The long-awaited main course of the first Watson Project has been decided: Roast Pork Tenderloin. Yay! Meat! My friend Chef Mingom offers private dinner party for small groups at his pizzeria, and he often serves pork tenderloin as the main dish. That said, Mingom knows how to cook pork tenderloin to pull out its deliciousness to the utmost. So, this recipe was selected hoping that Chef Watson can transform this dish with enough novelty to wow his customers.
Let’s get started with the peach compote and the sauce that will be poured on top of our pork tenderloin steak.
Here is the recipe that Chef Watson suggests for roasted pork tenderloin.
I skipped the chopped chervil that it is hard to find at the Korean grocery store. Here are the ingredients that I prepared for this recipe.
2. In a saucepan, add a half cup of peach and red wine, a cup of sake, Italian seasoning (oregano), 1/4 teaspoon of poppy seeds and 1/8 cup of honey. When it starts to boil, reduce the heat and transfer the peaches to another plate.
The most nerve-wracking moment: tasting time!
I invited some friends over to taste this computer-made recipe, thinking that nothing makes me embarrassed. Even if I made the rubbish, I can blame Watson for the failure. (I thought that was a really good idea indeed).
So here are my friends’ comments on this dish:
“The original sweet taste and pork match well, so the result is similar to the one I expected from the recipe. But it is a bit plain. The saltiness is needed, which adds a little bit of flavor to the balance.”
At this point, I added some salt to the sauce based on my friend’s advice. Whoa. My friend is indeed a real cook. Savory and sweetness always need to come together; that’s the truth.
For those whom it may concern, I’m not related to IBM or Chef Watson. It is my personal interest to test how artificial intelligence decodes the way chefs create recipes and I want to see if this service can be offered to everyone in the near future.