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Title: Food-Bridging: A New Network Construction to Unveil the Principles of Cooking
Author: Simas, T.
Ficek, M.
Díaz Guilera, Albert
Obrador, P.
Rodriguez, P. R.
Keywords: Xarxes complexes (Física)
Alimentació
Complex networks (Physics)
Diet
Issue Date: 2-Jun-2017
Publisher: Frontiers Media
Abstract: In this manuscript we propose, analyse, and discuss a possible new principle behind traditional cuisine: the Food-bridging hypothesis and its comparison with the food-pairing hypothesis using the same dataset and graphical models employed in the food-pairing study by Ahn et al. [Scientific Reports,1:196,2011]. The Food-bridging hypothesis assumes that if two ingredients do not share a strong molecular or empirical affinity, they may become affine through a chain of pairwise affinities. That is, in a graphical model as employed by Ahn et al., a chain represents a path that joints the two ingredients, the shortest path represents the strongest pairwise chain of affinities between the two ingredients. Food-pairing and Food-bridging are different hypotheses that may describe possible mechanisms behind the recipes of traditional cuisines. Food-pairing intensifies flavour by mixing ingredients in a recipe with similar chemical compounds, and food-bridging smoothes contrast between ingredients. Both food-pairing and food-bridging are observed in traditional cuisines, as shown in this work. We observed four classes of cuisines according to food-pairing and food-bridging: (1) East Asian cuisines, at one extreme, tend to avoid food-pairing as well as food-bridging; and (4) Latin American cuisines, at the other extreme, follow both principles. For the two middle classes: (2) Southeastern Asian cuisines, avoid food-pairing and follow food-bridging; and (3) Western cuisines, follow food-pairing and avoid food-bridging.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: https://doi.org/10.3389/fict.2017.00014
It is part of: Frontiers in ICT, 2017, vol. 4, num. 14
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/119627
Related resource: https://doi.org/10.3389/fict.2017.00014
ISSN: 2297-198X
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