Last March, we brought you news about Ferran Adria's plans to establish the BulliPedia - an online culinary bible of modern cuisine. Since then, we've been eager to hear more about the project so we were thrilled to learn the chef revealed more details of the BulliPedia at the Wired 2012 conference in London yesterday.
The BulliPedia website is finally live and in two months chefs Grant Achatz, Heston Blumenthal and Joan Roca will have access to the site so they can provide feedback, according to Eater. Described as the ''world's first culinary Wiki," the BulliPedia is still being developed. ''The goal is to have the site totally up and running by the end of 2014,'' Adria told Eater.
The aim is that the BulliPedia will be a curated search engine for cooks of all kinds, and students, so they can have ingedients, culinary terms and modern cooking technques at their fingertips. For this, Adria is collaborating with Spanish telecommunications company Telefónica and partnering with the University of Barcelona.
The partnership with the university is crucial because Adria wants the site to be updated daily. The website is overseen by The elBulli Foundation and is divided in two sections: Creativity Today (with information on contemporary cusine) and The Creativity Archive (which will contain a map of the history of haute cuisine in the last 50 years).
While Ferran previously said the BulliPedia would be free to use, he revealed that users will pay a small fee to acess the site. ''It'll cost less than a book,'' the chef said.