Qooq is an interesting niche product, a culinary tablet that will aid people in their quest of getting to know the best pepper mills to get and how to mix vegetable, meat and ingredients in the attempt to make a juicy meal. This slate is created for the kitchen experience and it’s got a case that’s heat and water resistant, plus a kickstand around the back so you can put in on the tablet and see it from the stove area of the kitchen.

The device comes with an SD card slot, Ethernet port, USB port and a headphone jack, placed under protective cover. This is a 10.1 inch tablet with a 1024 x 600 pixel resolution and it has a dual core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor inside. Qooq is a customized version of Linux heavily focused on the cooking experience. Qooq is a digital cookbook with extra features, if you want. The slate offers preparation steps, ingredient lists and videos of the various foods being prepared.

Recipes can be scaled automatically and you can plan out meals for an entire week, plus even generate a shopping list. The main homescreen on the Qooq comes with a sliding bar on the right side for widgets like weather and web shortcuts. Aside from the cooking you also get a browser with Flash, an MP3 player and a couple more functions. This device has been available in France for a while now, but it’s coming to the States soon for $400. Know that these hands on pics were taken at CES 2012!