It was only a matter of time since the first 3-D printer came out before it would involve food. And now it does, all Star Trekky and cool.
Molly found a story that just wowed us at http://www.forbes.com/sites/caroltice/2015/01/30/why-entrepreneurs-are-betting-on-these-10-emerging-food-trends/, which tells us about the “first food-safe printers were unveiled this month at the Consumer Electronics Show.” ‘Course we’re all over the “CocoJet (a collaboration with Hershey) and ChefJet machines enable entrepreneurial chefs to print out designs in chocolate or sugar.”
This 2015 story promises that “3D Systems plans to open its first Digital Kitchen ‘3D printed food experience’ in Los Angeles later this year. And 3D Systems is bringing its machines to the Culinary Institute of America, which recently announced the first training program that will teach chefs to print confections. This should spread the trend to many new, innovative eateries in the next year or two.”
If you want your mind totally blown, go to https://www.naturalmachines.com/ and check out Foodini, which “helps create savory or sweet cuisine, ” resulting in “real food, made from fresh ingredients prepared before printing.”
The machine, which looks like a microwave or old-school square portable TV, “manages the difficult and time-consuming parts of food preparation that often discourage people from creating homemade food.” Mind. Blown.
There are more, like the ChefJet. “Earlier this year at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) unveiled a partnership with 3D Systems, maker of the ChefJet. The CIA plans to begin beta testing with the ChefJef, and 3D Systems will provide CIA students with fellowship and internship programs at the company’s headquarters in Los Angeles,” says the post at http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/3d-food-printers-how-they-could-change-what-you-eat/.