Written by adam on Jul 3, 2006
N-Sider: Nintendo Embraces Cooking
I had a Nintendo GameBoy when I was in high school. It was the first thing I bought with my first paycheck from my first job at the grocery store. The GameBoy evolved from there and has split off into its cousin the Nintendo DS. And now, Nintendo is offering a cool new "game" Talk! DS Cooking Navigator. The software will have recipes that guide the user step by step through the ingredients and instructions. You'll be able to enter keywords to search, plan menus, and even check out calorie counts.
The DS uses the touch or stylus to perform operations, but with the Talk feature, you can use voice commands to flip pages while your hands are covered in chicken juice. Don't want to mess up the DS.
While your hands are occupied preparing your favorite dish, pages can be turned with voice commands by saying "return" to flip back or "ok!" to proceed to the next page. The stylus can also be used since the software will use Nintendo's proprietary hand-writing recognition.
The software guides cooks through the preparation steps. When the words "in detail" are displayed on screen, the navigator can go into a more thorough explanation. There are multiple ways (five in total) to search for recipes including
Now ... I just need to go buy a Nintendo DS, and I'll be all set.