Data Cuisine

A project by Moritz Stefaner and Susanne Jaschko

Pristina, February 25/26, 2017, produced by UNDP, chefs: Papirun

Boston, June 23/24, 2016, produced by Northeastern University and Indexical Design Conference, chef: Gaitskell Cleghorn Jr

Gembloux, April 27-29, 2016, produced by KiKK and Smart Gastronomy Lab, chef: Ludovic Vanackere, Atelier de Bossimé

Leeuwarden, November 5/6, 2015, produced by Media Art Friesland, chef: Klaas Kasma

Berlin, September 5, 2015, participatory Data Cuisine menu produced by Schott Ceran, chef: Sebastian Becker, bestecklosFingerFood Berlin

Basel, August 28/29, 2015, produced by HeK, chef: Thierry Boillat

Berlin, January 16/23, 2015, produced by MiCT, as part of the Open Eye Award, chefs: Sebastian Becker und Maximilian Haxel, bestecklosFingerFood Berlin

Barcelona, June 10 – 13, 2014, produced by CCCB, as part of Big Bang Data, in connection with Sonar+D,  chef: Sebastian Velilla

Helsinki, September 15/16, 2012, produced by Pixelache, in connection with OKFestival, culinary expert: Antti Nurrka, open data lover: Miska Knapek

Have you ever tried to imagine how a fish soup tastes whose recipe is based on publicly available local fishing data? Or what a pizza would be like if it was based on your city’s population mix? Do you want to know how data could relate to cooking? Can you imagine to push the paradigms of data representation to the extreme by applying the principles of your local cuisine?

The Data Cuisine Workshop is an experimental research on the representation of data with culinary means. We represent local open data through the inherent qualities of food such as colour, form, texture, smell, taste, nutrition, origin etc. By translating data in concrete, sensually experienceable matter, from the language of numbers into the language of food, we will gain unexpected insights into both media and learn about their inner constructions and relations.

The workshop is a collaborative research experience, blurring the boundaries between teachers and participants, data and food. At its end, a data driven menu and on-line cookbook will be created.

The workshop travels from one city to the next and is taught by Moritz Stefaner, an expert in data visualisation, and Susanne Jaschko in collaboration with a local culinary expert. The results of this research are documented and published on the Data Cuisine website. The workshop is organised by prozessagenten in collaboration with local institutions.

Data Cuisine won Gold in the category Data Project at The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2016.

Please contact us, if you want to become involved as a host or participant.

Dates and venues


Press coverage


BBC World Service
Can food help you to understand numbers?



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Deutsche Welle
Data Cuisine: Kochen mit Zahlen

Deustche Welle
New culinary trend, Data Cuisine


Essen – taste magazine, October 3, 2012
Data Cuisine by Giulia Tacchini

Wired Online, September 20, 2012
Open Data Cooking Workshop encourages edible data visualisations by Max Tatton-Brown

Alpha-ville, September 2012
Data Cuisine by Prozessagenten, Pick oft he Week

H-Alter, June 19, 2014
Pogled na drustvo kroz hranu by Ana Kuzmanic

Le 18 Mundo Gourmet
Quieres leer lo que hay en mi plato by Samuel Boucher

CITYLAB, June 23, 2014
Turning Demographic Data Into Delicious Food by John Metcalfe

Designtaxi, June 24, 2014
Crunch Your Numbers Literally With These Delicious-Looking Data Cuisine by Valerie Chang

psfk, June 27, 2014
Edible Infographics Create New Type Of Data Consumption by Charlie Stephens

Trendhunter, June 28, 2014
Data Cuisine Brings a Tasty Dimension to Informative Diagrams by Meghan Young

Forbes Online, June 30, 2014
How Tech And Science Are Influencing The Ways We Cook by Chau Tu

Fastcodesign, June 30, 2014
Data Cuisine: The Edible Future Of Infographics by John Bownlee

Core77, June 30, 2014
Data Cuisine Lets You Have Your Data And Eat It Too by Erika Rae

Eater, June 30, 2014
Edible Infographics Wire by Khushbu Shah

FrizziFrizzi, June 30, 2014
Data Cuisine, l’infografica in cucina

Nerdcore, July 1, 2014
Data Cuisine

Engadget, July 1, 2014
Data Cuisine, Daten zum Anbeissen by Anton Waldt, July 1, 2014
Eat this up! Data Cuisine by Sanchita Lobo

io9, July 2, 2014
Data Cuisine uses food and flavour to create edible infographics by Mark Strauss

We Make Money Not Art, July 2, 2014
Data Cuisine, food as data expression by Regine Debatty

the creatorsproject, July 2, 2014
These Tasty Infographics Make Data Viz More Digestible by Beckett Mufson

Flowing Data, July 2, 2014
Data Cuisine uses food as the medium

CNet, July 3, 2014
Bite my pie chart: Data Cuisine expresses facts with food by Amanda Kooser

Designboom, July 3, 2014
data cuisine by moritz stefaner visualizes information through food

Bloggokin, July 4, 2014
I Piatti Statistici di Data Cuisine by Ilaria Mencarelli

La Nacion (Costa Rica), July 8, 2014
Proyecto crea Nuevo estilo de consumer datos by Juan Fernando Lara S.

ePSIplatform, July 9, 2014
Food for thought: Data Visualisation through cooking

First We Feast, July 10, 2014
The Data Cuisine Project Creates Infographics You Can Actually Eat by Sarah Theeboom

Paste Magazine, July 15, 2014
Data Cuisine: You eat what you are by Jared Axelrod

Data Catalyst, July 16, 2014
Food as a form of data visualization by Sameer Vasta

Tucked In, July 2014
Data Cuisine Uses Food to Create Edible Infographics by Stephanie Borgovan

Visualising Data, July 2014
Tasty visualisations from the Barcelona Data Cuisine

MKR, July 2014
Gastautor Jahn Schlosser besucht die Data Cuisine Barcelona by Jahn Schlosser

Folio Magazine, Agosto-septiembre 2014
Datos comestibiles by Penelope Cordova

Neural, September 2014
Data Cuisine, infographics improves their flavour by Aurelio Cianciotta

PAGE, 10/2014

FWx, February 2015
These infographics are actually made out of food by Noah Kaufman

FaenaAleph Blog, February 2015
Open source Gourmet: Cooking with data ingredients

Spiegel Online, April 2015
Genießen nach Zahlen

CityLab, September 2015
A sumptuous, surreal dinner of data visualizations by John Metcalfe