Video games try to get players into the kitchen

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Cooking and video games have more in common than you might think.

They both require a mix of mental and physical dexterity. It takes a lot of practice to get good at either. And champion gamers, like world-class chefs, have instinctual and improvisational talents that are hard for mere mortals to fathom.

Contrary to stereotype, video-game addicts don't just survive on Cheetos and Red Bull. We like a good meal, and we're willing to put down the joystick long enough to prepare one. And a few of the game industry's most prominent publishers are encouraging just that.

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