My kids have been avid players of the Cooking Mama series of video-games, not to mention the various spin-off franchises — Baby Sitting Mama anyone? This is no bad thing as the games are not only well produced but introduce general cooking theory. However, they haven’t really made the connection between the game and real-world cooking until now.
This weekend we tried out Sara’s Cooking Class for iPad/iPhone, also on Android. The game is a lot like the DS cooking games they’ve played only here you also get a real recipe so you can go and make your creations in the kitchen after finishing them on the screen.
The app provides step by step instructions and hints for each recipe. In the game you use gestures to chop, mix, boil, fry, prep, bake, and decorate your culinary creations. At the end you are rated out of 3-stars on the results.
As you can see in the FGTV episode here, we came across the app after hearing that the Sara character was touring local schools to put on cooking lessons and teach nutrition. It’s still early days, but the whole family has been very impressed so far. With 17 recipes and 183 different ingredients to use I suspect that completing Sara’s Cooking Class will take some time.