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Almost, But Not Quite

Still no real replicators, but they're getting closer with using 3-D printers to make food.

The Foodini is described by its manufacturers as "the first 3D-food printer to print all types of real, fresh, nutritious foods, from savory to sweet". They've already made a prototype, and are trying to raise $100,000 to begin a full production run.
Compared with other prototypical food printers, the Foodini focuses heavily on using fresh and natural ingredients. Rather than attempting to extrude something like chocolate into incredibly complex designs, the firm instead aims "to streamline some of cooking's more repetitive activities - forming dough into fish-shaped crackers, or forming ravioli". It is perhaps best thought of as an extremely fancy pasta machine.

I would love something that would make my ravioli! And here i just happened to find a recipe for vegan fish-shaped crackers earlier in the week but thought to myself "what the hell kind of chump do you think i am to be spending hours stamping out little fish-shapes?". I was thinking of just going with square crackers, but if they're gonna sell me a machine to do it...i think we can all agree that is quite serendipitous.

By min | May 15, 2014, 2:07 PM | Science


Floating Carb-Free Pizza Balls

I would like pickled tomato skins, removed from their pulp, tied off as ballons with a braided chive string, and filled with spiced Mozzarella and helium, so that they float and dance over the app plate.

Mybe even with a carved surface of individual faces.

Maybe carve a rutabaga as the child-catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, to hold the balloon. standing in a stream of pesto.