James Beard once said that “Food is a common ground. A universal experience.” Whether or not you speak the same tongue, it’s safe to say that anyone can enjoy a well-cooked meal made from the soul.
As a innovative way to bridge communication barriers when sharing recipes, a Kickstarter campaign has begun for the Look Cook Book — the first cookbook created in a universal language.
The idea behind the cookbook is to be able to share recipes between anyone regardless of dialect through the use of minimalistic imagery and directions.
Each recipe features an icon with the ingredient, its measurements, the action needed, and process time for that action. Honestly, it’s pretty quick to pick up — even at a glance. Recipes include Cheesecake, Risotto, Sesame Chicken, Paneer Saag, and Thai Chicken, with the dishes ranging across several levels of difficulty.
The recipes are also designed so that they can be made for under $1.50 a portion.
As of this writing, the campaign has reached $2,709 out of their $5,465 goal. If funded, the Look Cook Book will be available in both paperback and interactive digital form.
Those looking to fund the Look Cook Book can find out more information on the campaign page.