Today, San Francisco game titan Zynga announces the release of a new game called ChefVille, the latest in the internationally successful and addictive Ville series that also includes FarmVille, CityVille, and FrontierVille.
Rather than just being a game with a single-minded objective, ChefVille has a lot of different areas to play in. You can build your dream restaurant and kitchen, cook dinner for friends (and borrow ingredients from your neighbor if you need them), and take in culinary lessons. But the cutest feature in ChefVille is what Zynga calls a "game to table experience" -- if you master a dish in the game, an actual recipe for it will be emailed to you so that you can cook it at home. It's an extension of what previous Ville games have done on social media sites like Facebook, and has the potential to be just as ubiquitous.ChefVille is available to play for free in 17 languages on Facebook and will soon be on the Zynga site as well.