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September 20, 2019

Data Viz Exhibition in Zürich

Data Cuisine is part of "Wissen in Bildern – Informationsdesign heute" – a comprehensive exhibition at Museum für Gestaltung / Toni-Areal, September 20, 2019 - March 8, 2020. Curated by Andres Janser, the show presents outstanding examples of today's information design. We contributed a selection of annotated pictures of data dishes and a workshop video.

June 19, 2018

1 2 3 Data Exhibition at Fondation EDF

The Data Cuisine project is on display at the 1 2 3 data at Espace Fondation EDF. This exhibition curated by David Bihanic presents a wide survey of current approaches in data visualization, and our project is presented with a wall with prints, a video loop, as well as replica of three data dishes. It's open until October 6, 2018.

November 07, 2016

Information Is Beautiful Award 2016

Data Cuisine won Gold in the category Data Project at the The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016. We are thrilled that the project has received such appreciation and honour. We personally want to thank all participants and chefs as well as the organisers. It's been a great project so far and this is because of you making it (possible). And let's see what the future brings – there are still so many ideas...

October 05, 2015

Data Cuisine Leeuwarden

After Helsinki, Barcelona, Berlin and Basel, the 2-day workshop comes to Media Art Friesland in Leeuwarden. Join the workshop to learn how to express local data with local food, and to find new ways to tell the stories behind the data.

For the workshop, we are collaborating with Klaas Kasma, chef at Kookatelier De Kleyne Sint Jacob in Leeuwarden.

The workshop takes place

Friday, November 6
15.00 – 20.00h | Westerkerk, Leeuwarden

Saturday, November 7
10.30-16.00h | Kookatelier De Kleyne Sint Jacob, Leeuwarden
16.30-18:00h | Westerkerk, Leeuwarden

Participants: max. 15
Admission price: € 45,00
If you want to join, email to

September 09, 2015

A Busy Summer for Data Cuisine

It's been a busy month for Data Cuisine!


We ran another edition of the Data Cuisine Workshop at HeK end August, with very entertaining and also quite delicious results!


Back in Berlin, we also tried out a new twist to the Data Cuisine idea: a participatory data cuisine event for bloggers, sponsored by Schott Ceran. Together with Fingerfood Berlin and Fransisca Tan, we came up with dish recipes in advance, but prepared the meals together with the participants.

We still need to document all dishes for these two events, but find some preliminary documentation up here and there.

August 19, 2015

Data Cuisine Workshop Basel

Good news!

In cooperation with HEK Basel, we will run another Data Cuisine Workshop August 29-30, 2015. Switzerland will surely provide interesting data sets for expressing local data with local food — with the help of a local chef. In this case, we are exceptionally lucky to be working with the renowned chef Thierry Boillat, Chef de Partie at Restaurant Stucki.

The workshop runs two days and is open to everyone who is curious about experimenting with data and food. In case you are in the Basel area end of August - registration is still open!

Update: Here's the documentation and the dishes we produced!

(Foto credit: Uli Holz)

May 23, 2014

Data Cuisine Workshop Barcelona

We are very excited to announce a new edition of the Data Cuisine Workshop! It will take place in Barcelona, June 10-13, 2014, as part of the program around the Big Bang Data exhibition at CCCB, and in coordination with Sónar. For the culinary side of the project, we will collaborate with Sebastian Velilla, a chef who has worked for the Alícia Foundation and is currently involved in the activities of the Torribera Food and Nutrition Campus of the University of Barcelona.

In case you are interested - register soon!

We will keep you updated on the progress of the event!

September 17, 2012

Open Data Cooking Workshop Helsinki: The Results

The first ever Open Data Cooking Workshop is over, and we are really happy with how it went — how much we learned about culture, data, people and food!

From learning how to chop properly...

... over plating ...

.. and the food actually tasted delicious, too!

But, of course, in the end it all boils down to the data dishes! So if you want to see how facebook friendship networks can be captured in shrimp cocktails or how foreigners spice up Finland, make sure to check out the results of the Open data Cooking Workshop Helsinki.

September 15, 2012

Impressions from Day 1 of the Helsinki Workshop

Day one of the Open Data Cooking workshop Helsinki is almost over, and it has been full of laughter, thoughts, sketches and impressions. We also learned a good deal about Finland and Finnish food!

The day kicked off with an introduction by Susanne Jaschko, introducing the basic theme and idea of the workshop. Miska Knapek established a brief overview of open data, especially the Finnish scene (pdf of the presentation). Moritz Stefaner followed with a presentation of the data visualization aspects, introducing "culinary variables" and a few tricks (pdf). Our culinary expert Antti Nurkka closed the opening presentations round with his perspective on how to combine and create flavors (pdf).

Every participant brought an ingredient of personal relevance, which we used for the introduction round. So we had a full table with lentils, rice, polenta, black olives, olive oil, ceps, bananas, papaya, mango, limes, blueberries, thyme, oregano, cumin, avocado, pickled cucumbers, condensed milk, and camomile tea...

After that, we distributed cards with ingredients and possible visualization topics, in order to facilitate quick creation of ideas and to get into the groove of thinking about representing information with food.

Quickly, people started sketching, brainstorming, and discussing ideas. After now everybody has gone shopping for ingredients, we are much looking forward to see what will be cooked tomorrow, when we all go to the big kitchen!

September 11, 2012

Preparations for the Open Data Cooking Workshop

The preparations for the first Open Data Cooking workshop are in full swing, and we are very excited to see how it will turn out! It will take place in Helsinki, Sep. 15–16, 2012 — produced by Pixelache and organized by Susanne Jaschko from prozessagenten, in collaboration with data visualization expert Moritz Stefaner, information designer and open data connaisseur Miska Knapek and culinary innovator Antti Nurkka.

The basic premise for the workshop is to explore food as a form of information expression. What if a fish soups taste is based on publicly available local fishing data? Or what a pizza would be like if it was based on Helsinki’s population mix? Hard to imagine? Look at a few reference projects we collected already to get inspired.

Especially those of us who are coming from a graphics background with your old visual variables, we are now very excited to explore the capabilities of culinary variables!

We will use this website to document the results of the workshop, so make sure to come back to check out the results!