We’ve seen a ton of tablets launch in the past, some with a specific purpose such as for enterprise users, some designed for kids and some designed for the everyday user, but what about professionals such as cooks? We covered the QOOQ, a tablet dedicated to cooking, when it was launched in France back in 2009 and again when it was showcased at CES Unveiled at CES 2012, and today the QOOQ is coming in English to the US market.
We know what you’re thinking – a tablet just to house recipes? Seems like a waste of resources, doesn’t it? Think again!
OOQThe “Qooq” (pronounced as “cook”), this tablet will not only offer up recipes from more than 100 of Europe’s most acclaimed chefs (1,000 are pre-loaded in the device) but will also provide users with access to a wealth of information such as cooking technique, culinary skills and the likes. These videos are expected to be an exclusive to Qooq which means that you don’t have to spend your time trawling the internet to find out how to julienne a carrot. The Qooq platform will also provide users with information such as a calorie counter to help users come up with healthy dishes.
Now since it was designed to be used in a kitchen, the Qooq is both spill- and slip-proof. The Qooq tablet is be running on Linux and is 10” in size and will cost $399.
It should be noted that on top of the $400 users pay for the tablet, users are also required to pay an additional $9.90 a month(or $99 yearly) if they wish to get the latest content updates, making this a pretty expensive tablet in the long run.
You can buyt it at www.qooq.com.
“We developed the QOOQ culinary tablet to modernize the cooking experience and change the way we think about and approach meal preparation,” says Jean-Yves Hepp, QOOQ inventor and president and founder of UNOWHY, the company behind the QOOQ.
QOOQ features recipes and videos from some of Europe’s leading and most celebrated chefs in their field, including:
- Emmanuel Renaut, of the three-Michelin-starred restaurant “Le Flocon de Sel” (Megève, France)
- Francois Adamski (Bocuse d’Or and “Meilleur Ouvrier de France”), of the Michelin-starred restaurant “Le Gabriel” (Bordeaux, France)
- Rouguy Dia, of Petrossian’s “Le 144” (Paris, France)
- Amandine Chaignot, Michelin-starred chef at the Parisian Palace “Le Raphael” (Paris, France)
- Guillaume Gomez, youngest “Meilleur Ouvrier de France,” at “Le Palais de l’Élysée,” the official
- residence of the President of France (Paris, France)
- Nicolas Sale, Michelin-starred chef at the restaurant “La table du Kilimandjaro” (Courchevel, France)
- Thomas Boullaut, of the Michelin-starred restaurant “L’Arôme” (Paris, France)
- Mikael Féval, of the Michelin-starred restaurant “Antoine” (Paris, France)
- William Lamagnère, pastry chef of the restaurant “La Closerie des Lilas” (Paris, France) and
- former pastry chef of “Ladurée”