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IBM and "Bon Appetit" Release Chef Watson; Print Is Dead Library at the Punch Room

Plus, Food 52 is launching a wedding registry.

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APPS — IBM and Bon Appetit magazine have made Chef Watson, their cognitive cooking app, available to the public. "Created through a collaboration with Bon Appétit, the app inspires home cooks everywhere to discover unexpected flavor combinations to address everyday mealtime challenges in creative ways and bring new ideas to the kitchen," according to a release. Chef Watson takes the Bon Appetit database, with more than 10,000 recipes, and applies information on food chemistry and human taste preferences to find new flavor profiles. The app is meant to help cooks change the way they think about food and cooking. Chef Watson is available online. [EaterWire]

LONDON — The Punch Room at The London EDITION hotel is hosting a "celebration of the renaissance of print magazines," transforming the drinking lounge into The Print Is Dead Library. Opening to the public on July 15, the exhibition coincides with the launch of "Print Is Dead. Long Live Print," a curated selection of independent magazines across multiple genres, including art, travel, sports, and style. The library will take up residence in the Punch Room until August 31, and visiting guests can partake in housemade punches, cocktails, and snacks while browsing the literature. [EaterWire]

WEDDING SEASON — Food 52, the recipe-sharing website, is getting in the wedding registry game. It launched its online registry earlier today, allowing visitors to register for wedding gifts directly from the site. Food 52 Registry features an assortment of less traditional cooking brands, such as Demeyare pots and pans and Simax glassware. Everything on the site can be searched for by product type, personal style, tastemaker recommendation, and theme. The registry features more than 3,000 kitchen and home goods. [EaterWire]