from the press release:
Cooking Mama: Cook Off is a compelling blend of mashing, slicing, chopping and stirring as players create 55 international recipes from 300 different ingredients using the Wii Remote as a master kitchen utensil. A multiplayer mode lets budding chefs cook off in competitive mini-games to determine who can cook the fastest with the fewest mistakes. In addition, real-time effects lend authenticity to creations and help players determine when food is cooked to perfection.There is just so much to say about this, other than I want, that it is hard to know where to start. So start at the game's website, and make sure to watch some of the gameplay demos.
Competition mode! Did you see how realistic the shrimp were? Heads and legs and all! Will I learn how to prepare squid from a Wii? Is Nintendo going to help bring actual cooking and knowing what to do with raw ingredients to households? Crazier things have happened - rumour has it tons of kids are losing weight from the Nintendo Wii sport games - will this help them pack those pounds back on or help them eat actual food instead of junk?