About

The Internet has changed the way people cook. Want to make something new? Plug it into Google. Unfortunately, great cooks are not great writers. They don't understand the basics of procedural documentation. Most recipes are giant blocks of text that are impossible to follow in the kitchen.

That's where this site comes in. Niklas Nordlof, the Technical Cook, is a Technical Writer by trade, but his passion is cooking. This site is not only a way for Nik to share what he's cooking, but it's designed as an example for cooks worldwide on how to apply the basic principles of technical writing to recipes.

But what's the food like?

The recipes on this site typically follow the Mediterranean Diet. Which is a balanced diet that's heavy in fruits, vegetables, nuts, and beans. Grains are fine as well, as long as they're whole grains—like brown rice or whole-grain flour. Olive oil and other healthy fats are used instead of butter. It is not a vegetarian diet, but fish and seafood are the main meat components. Poultry is the second-best option.

Read more about the Mediterranean Diet on the Mayo Clinic's site.