Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Mom’s Day Brunch With A Side Order Of CAPTCHA

Google’s executive chef serves up a banquet of Mother’s Day recipes on the official Google blog. See: A Mom’s Day menu.

The Mother’s Day brunch includes:
  • Chilled Asparagus & Avocado Soup with Tomato Confit
  • Warm Wild Mushroom, Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Strudel
  • Crab Cakes
  • Molten Chocolate Cakes
Perhaps… Chef Giambastiani has also prepared a side order – a CAPTCHA. 

The Chef relates this childhood story:

“When I was about three years old, my mom and I had a game. Mom would show me things around the house. "Look, Scotto, this is a picture," she said. "Can you eat it?" I asked. "No, honey," she said. "Look, Scotto, this is a flower." "Can you eat it?" I said.”

My suggestion: Although not CA (Completely Automated), Chef Giambastiani appears to offer a potential CAPTCHA – perhaps better than Microsoft’s ASIRRA CAPTCHA.

The chef’s CAPTCHA can draw from a larger and more diverse set of images. That is Can you eat it? / Can you not eat it? may provide greater range and diversity than Is it a dog? / Is it a cat?