While we've yet to create the ability to scratch and sniff or materialize food through computers, Wastelands Interactive hopes to bring the chef life to you in Cooking Simulator. No, you won't be Gordon Ramsey or Alton Brown, but you can write your own culinary legend as you take on the role of a chef and run your kitchen trying to survive the cutthroat kitchen world. Sear your meats, salt to taste and prepare to play this when it comes out.
Here's a description from the Steam Store page:
Experience the world of restaurant cooking in a highly polished, realistic kitchen. Use ovens, gas stands, pots, pans, bowls and plates, everything you need in a kitchen. Prepare dozens of lifelike ingredients - from vegetables through fish to steaks and poultry - to cook over thirty real dishes - or anything you like.
This is your kitchen. You can do anything here. If you really don't want to, you don't even have to cook anything. Throw kitchen knives like darts. Set fire to cardboard boxes, cook a steak on them, and then save the day with a fire extinguisher. Build a tower out of pots and trays. Everything with real-life physics.
However, if you'd rather be a cook, the same physics engine gives you unlimited opportunities. Cut some vegetables, put them in a pot and boil. Use a blender to make a soup. Bake a fish fillet, but remember not to burn it! See your ingredients transform with temperature. The kitchen experience awaits!