The worst part of cooking isn’t the cleanup. It’s figuring out what the hell you’re going to do with that tin of pumpkin-pie spice you bought on a whim 3 years ago.
Enter Plant Jammer, a Denmark-based AI-powered app that dishes out recipes based on what you have lying around your kitchen.
Plant Jammer started as a basic web-scraping tool
In an earlier version of the app, you’d enter the ingredients/spices you had on hand, and the AI tool would comb through existing recipes to find options.
Fresh off a €4m (~$4.7m USD) funding round, the app is now using AI to whip up its own recipes from scratch.
Cherry tomatoes, leeks, and cinnamon might not seem like they go together — but the bot may be able to work something out.
There are just a few downsides
When a BBC reporter tried a Plant Jammer original recipe, her sweet-potato patties came out overcooked — and with a strong, er… oat flavor?
But Plant Jammer is ready to learn from mistakes like these.
After she finished cooking, the app asked her to submit feedback. An hour later, the instructions changed.