The first Data Cuisine Workshop was called "Open Data Cooking" and took place in Helsinki, September 15-16, 2012. It was produced by Pixelache and kindly supported by Goethe Institute. On the culinary side, the workshop was supported by food expert Antti Nurkka. Miska Knapek advised the participants on open data in Finland.
From the announcement:
Have you ever tried to imagine how a fish soup tastes whose recipe is based on publicly available local fishing data? Or what a pizza would be like if it was based on Helsinki’s population mix? Do you want to know how data could relate to cooking? Can you imagine to push the paradigms of data representation to the extreme by applying the principles of your local cuisine?
The Open Data Cooking Workshop is an experimental research on the representation of data with culinary means. The workshop researches ways to represent local data through the inherent qualities of food such as color, form, texture, smell, taste, nutrition, origin etc. It offers to its participants the opportunity to translate data in concrete, sensually experienceable matter, from the language of numbers into the language of food, and thus to gain unexpected insights into both media and learn about their inner constructions and relations. The workshop is a collaborative research experience, blurring the boundaries between teachers and participants, data and food. At its end, an open data menu is created and publicly tasted.