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Man gets cookbook having hilarious descriptions as a gift and he's 'pretty sure it was written by AI'

'All looks good - except for 2000 days, which seems kinda arbitrary and a few too many for one year,' said Kupfer about the book cover.

Man gets cookbook having hilarious descriptions as a gift and he's 'pretty sure it was written by AI'
Cover Image Source: X | @Matthew_Kupfer

Artificial Intelligence has been a useful tool when it comes to preparing for interviews or creating an itinerary for a new place, etc. However, there is no guarantee that people only use it for all the right things. And that's what journalist Matthew Kupfer realized when his parents gifted him a cookbook. He shared on X that he is pretty sure that AI has written this book and he has some good reasons to say so. 

Image Source: X | @Matthew_Kupfer
Image Source: X | @Matthew_Kupfer

"This week, my wife and I are celebrating our anniversary. My parents ordered us a very practical, thoughtful gift on Amazon: a crockpot and a crockpot cookbook. We're thrilled. There's just one minor issue: I'm pretty sure the cookbook was written by an AI," wrote Kupfer in his post. He shared a picture of the book titled "The Complete Crockpot Cookbook for Beginners for 2024" by Luisa Florence and said about the book cover, "All looks good - except for 2000 days, which seems kind of arbitrary and a few too many for one year. But no big deal."

Then he went on to quote lines from the book. "'What is a crockpot?' it asks. 'This electrical cooking equipment is used to make meals, particularly when you want to leave your cooking uncontrolled for hours.' Sadly I always cook uncontrolled," Kupfer made a hilarious comment. He then shared how the book mentioned crockpot history. "'In the 1940s, when women were required to work in locations that were further away from their homes, it was the first time it was used in the United States.' Very euphemistic way of describing WWII, but okay," expressed Kupfer. 

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Lisa Fotois
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Lisa Fotois

He then quoted another paragraph from the book. It read, "'At that time, women were required to prepare dinner in the morning before they left for work so that when they returned in the evening, they can successfully complete the food preparation.' Why finish cooking, when you can 'successfully complete the food preparation' instead?" the journalist sarcastically wrote in his tweet. 

Kupfer was so intrigued by the way the book was written that he went on to check out the author. "This got me wondering about the author, 'Luisa Florence.' I looked her up and, lo and behold, there is hardly a trace of her outside Amazon. He also shared a picture of her and said that she looks like an "AI-generated GAN image" to him, he also asked people to note the "divergent earrings, weird background, and missing left shoulder." 


He also analyzed her bio on the internet and it made him even more suspicious. "Her origins are Italians, she left Tuscany when she was only 12 years old because of her parents' jobs. So, she's from Tuscany and her surname is the Tuscany regional caption? A tad on the nose," mentioned Kupfer in one of his posts.

The most surprising part is that though the book seems unreliable, there are 5-star reviews for it. Moreover, multiple posts say the same thing except for a language change here and there. "Granted many of them look like someone asked ChatGPT to make multiple versions of the same review: working professional, new crockpot, health food for the family, great beef recipe, blah, blah, blah," said Kupfer in the post. 


He added that most of Florence's cookbooks get good reviews except for one which is an anti-inflammatory cookbook. "People are pointing out typos, a chickpea and quinoa recipe that doesn't list chickpeas and quinoa in the ingredients. Someone even says it looks like AI writing!" shares Kupfer. He concludes hilariously, "In any case, I'm looking forward to trying some AI-generated recipes. And lest you think this is a unique situation, it is not. Welcome to the future!" writes Kupfer. 



The post garnered about 3.3 million views and 14k likes. @BreenaEhrlich commented, "I reverse image searched her and there are several AI people with the same photo it seems." @chkaboom wrote, "I bet I'd like the quinoa and chickpea-free recipe."

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