Nigella Lawson, Jaimie Oliver and Ainsley Harriott may not be your picture of gaming heroes or heroines, but nonetheless cooking games are a steadily rising trend. Enduring the current attraction with games based on real-life (The Sims, Tennis, Bowling etc) all cooking games are about is, well, cooking.
That could appear useless, given the real-life equivalent of cooking games (actually baking) is something you basically need to do each day or else starve, consider how much amusing you would get with cooking games. These video games can teach recipes, quantities, methods and also some subtleties that pro chefs have to learn the hard way.
The Cooking Mama series is one of the biggest cooking games on the market. Slightly sexist name aside; the franchise has produced titles for that DS and Wii console, (the console which is best for baking games.) Handheld devices were originally the format of choice for launching the first cooking games, with Sweet Ange being released all the way back in the time of Game Boy Colour.
Accepted in Japan and increasingly catching on in the West, baking games look set to be another gigantic thing. With baking games, you will discover baking skills without wasting cash or making yourself sick. You will be taught patience as some cooking games permit you to produce your gaming gastronome goodness in real time!
Of course, cooking games contain a part of danger (and not only digital nut traces). Do not forget to turn the feast on when handling your cooking games, then go virtual bowling or fishing and come back to find your dinner ruined. Though cooking games can be tempting as a cheaper option, you will also find a cooking games dinner being far less nourishing than a TV dinner.