The Institute of Culinary Education and IBM have teamed up to create a food truck that uses cognitive computing to help chefs create new dishes. Key quote defining cognitive cooking:
The idea of cognitive cooking is machines and humans working together—in this case, a very complex analytic system drawing from the vast collected knowledge of chemistry, food culture and taste preferences to help chefs break new ground.
Cognitive computing is a broad term that describes computing systems that understand the world in the way that humans do: through senses, learning, and experience. IBM's well known Watson system is often used as an example of cognitive computing.
Below is a short IBM video describing cognitive computing.
The IBM food truck will be at South by Southwest in March and you can follow them on Twitter - #IBMFoodTruck.