Blue Plate Dinners
Blue Plate Dinners is an ongoing long term project that I have started with the aim of democratising cooking and shopping, giving people information about them both as they are two parts of the same activity. Blue Plate Dinners works on an open sharing platform where users are also content creators. The main platform for this will be a website where users upload their own recipes and there is not just one recipe for a dish but everyone's, these can be rated and filtered so people can tailor searches for what they like, the only catch being that all dishes must cost less than £3 per person.
The idea can then be expanded to restaurants where the menu will be voted for by the website users and the recipes can come from the website directly, the low cost ethos will shine through also with main dish prices capped at £6 a head.
There are other areas for expansion such as customised cookbooks where users can have a printed version of their favourite recipes, brand sponsored recipes and video content giving users hints and tips about getting the most out of your money.
The recipes will be supplemented with video content using hottags allowing pre recorded 'how to video's' to be added to the pages, this will also mean that Blue Plate Dinners is approachable for complete novices and can be used as a resource to learn how to cook.