# Algorithmic recipes

During the workshop: Algorithmic Kitchen with Luis Rodil-Fernández algorithmic recipes were compiled by scraping and sorting a BBC recipe database. See underneath 2 delicious examples:

## Algorithmic Chicken Soup

Input:

```   import re
import operator

verbMap = {}
otherMap = {}

o = store.find(Recipe, Recipe.name.like(u'%onions%'))
for r in o:
for i in r.ingredients:
#print i.name
l = i.name.split()
for j in l:
s = re.sub('[^A-Za-z]+', , j)
if s.endswith('ly'):
else:
elif s.endswith('ed') or s.endswith('ing'):
if s in verbMap:
verbMap[s] += 1
else:
verbMap[s] = 1
else:
if s in ingMap:
ingMap[s] += 1
else:
ingMap[s] = 1

#for key, value in ingMap.iteritems():
#    print key, value

print ing
print "------"
sortedVerbs = sorted(verbMap.keys(), key=lambda key:
verbMap[key], reverse=True)
for ing in sortedVerbs:
print ing
print "------"
sortedIng = sorted(ingMap.keys(), key=lambda key:
ingMap[key], reverse=True)
for ing in sortedIng:
print ing
```

Output:

• freshly chopped onions
• finely sliced olives
• thinly peeled potatos
• roughly halved chicken
• thickly grated garlic

The End...Eat!

## HOT Algorithms

```   FROM recipes
WHERE
Description LIKE “%spicy%”

ID 1026
u’A spicy Sichuan-style salad of cucumber
and fried bacon.’

Serves 6
PT30M
PT10M
```
```   re = store.find(Recipe, Recipe.id == 1026).any()
print “name”, re.name
#print “photo url”, fs.photo.url
print re.ingredients.count()
```
```   print re.ingredients.count()
```
```   for i in re.ingredients:
print i.name
```

Output:

name Chunky bacon and cucumber salad 3 tbsp groundnut oil 18 long dried chillies 6 tsp Sichuan peppercorns 3 whole star anise (optional) 300g smoked lardons, cut into 1cm/½in thick pieces 3 red chilli, de-seeded, finely chopped 3 tbsp Shaoxing rice wine or dry sherry 6 tbsp clear rice vinegar or cider vinegar 6 tbsp toasted sesame oil 600g cucumber, halved lengthways, de-seeded and sliced into 1cm/½in thick wedges 1 pinch sea salt 3 pinches dried chilli flakes 3 tbsp lime juice 3 tbsp chilli oil 3 small handful fresh coriander leaves, roughly chopped dry-roasted peanuts (optional)

%%sqlite cookbook.db SELECT id, ordinal, description FROM preparations WHERE recipe_id = 1026 ORDER BY ordinal;

id ordinal description 8652 1 u’Heat a wok until smoking and add the groundnut oil, then add the dried chillies and Sichuan peppercorns. Stir fry for a few seconds, or until fragrant. ‘ 8653 2 u’Add the star anise (if using), bacon lardons and chilli and stir fry for 2-3 minutes, or until the lardons have turned golden-brown at the edges.’ 8654 3 u’Add the rice wine or sherry, vinegar and sesame oil and stir-fry for a few seconds, then add the cucumber and stir-fry for a few more seconds.’ 8655 4 u’Season with sea salt, dried chilli flakes and lime juice, stirring well.’ 8656 5 u’Pile the stir-fry onto a serving plate, drizzle over the chilli oil, garnish with the chopped coriander, sprinkle over some peanuts, if using, and serve immediately.’

See our scrapes here: pantry.algorithmickitchen.org:8000/