An extension of menu planning algorithm for two-phase homemade cooking

Nobuo Funabiki, Yukiko Matsushima, Toru Nakanishi, Kan Watanabe

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Abstract

Nowadays, many people keep busy lives due to working in companies, studying in schools, or taking care of children or senior parents. As a result, it has become very hard for them to cook foods for suppers by themselves at home after long-hour duties at daytime in weekdays. Previously, to assist homemade cooking of such busy people, we proposed a two-phase cooking such that the preparation phase of cooking foods that they will eat on the following weekdays is performed on a weekend, and the finishing phase for the foods for a supper is completed on the day in short time. Then, we presented a menu planning algorithm to assist generating one-week menus for this two-phase cooking. Unfortunately, we found that this algorithm has the following drawbacks in practical use: 1) the selection of food preference is not easy, 2) the use of preferred ingredients for cooking cannot be directly specified, and 3) the nutrition balance of foods in a menu is not considered. In this paper, we extend this algorithm to solve them by newly defining a preference index and the food balance guide by Japanese government. We verify the effectiveness of the extended algorithm through generating five-day menus from 241 food candidates.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013
Pages352-356
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013 - Tokyo, Japan
Duration: Oct 1 2013Oct 4 2013

Other

Other2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013
CountryJapan
CityTokyo
Period10/1/1310/4/13

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Keywords

  • food balance guide
  • ingredient
  • Menu planning algorithm
  • serving number
  • two-phase cooking

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Funabiki, N., Matsushima, Y., Nakanishi, T., & Watanabe, K. (2013). An extension of menu planning algorithm for two-phase homemade cooking. In 2013 IEEE 2nd Global Conference on Consumer Electronics, GCCE 2013 (pp. 352-356). [6664853] https://doi.org/10.1109/GCCE.2013.6664853