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Is the 3D Printer the Newest Culinary Trend?

Features & Advice | Janeen Christoff | October 12, 2016

Is the 3D Printer the Newest Culinary Trend?

PHOTO: 3D printed chocolates from Food Ink. (Photo via Twitter

It may seem like the future, but dining next to a 3D printer that makes your food is already here, says the South China Morning Post

“Imagine a restaurant of the future: the space is large and airy, with lighting in soft purple, the walls alive with moving images. You’re welcomed with Champagne served in a laboratory cylinder. The hors d’oeuvres – olive “caviar” – are green spheres that gleam and quiver on spoons curved at the handle, reminiscent of a Mobius strip,” writes Victoria Burrows. 

This may sound like a restaurant many years away from existence but this pop-up restaurant was serving meals in London earlier this year — and you, too, may be able to catch this culinary trend as it is traveling to Tokyo, Seoul, Taipei and Singapore. 

The Food Ink crew that created the experience may be known for the avant grade approach to cooking, but he food is refreshingly ordinary. 

“The food is made from all-natural ingredients. It’s more healthy and nutritious than food served in most other restaurants,” Antony Dobrzensky, one of the founders of Food Ink, told the South China Morning Post.

A mix of all-natural ingredients is placed in a printer cartridge and voila, dinner. 

“You can make things as vitamin-enriched as you want,” Dobrzensky tells Burrows.

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Other advantages mean that you can tailor a meal to each person's dietary specifications — whether that’s gluten-free, lactose-free, low carb, etc. It is, essentially, the next level in personalized dining. 

To find out more about how this works and what type of meals they are serving — and whether or not they look delicious, read on here


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