3D printers look set to eventually transform every aspect of our daily lives, and now the whizz-kids that operate them have found a new application: food.
Foodini in Barcelona and Natural Machines in London are just two pioneers taking high-tech into the kitchen, printing things that look, well… good enough to eat!
“We are printing with fresh, real wholesome food, so rather than going to the supermarket and
buying those packages of pre-processed, pre-made foods that have artificial ingredients,
preservatives and additives, chemical sounding ingredient names, we want people to come
back to the kitchen and make those foods with fresh ingredients. And 3D food printing can
help with the food forming assembling these foods,” says Natural Machines’ Lynette Kucsma.
Chefs love novelties and TV cookery shows may see some creations soon. The public are not so sure.
“I’m not sure presenting something that you’ve 3D printed would necessarily be the… you know”, said one dubious consumer.
So for now the idea may prove hard to swallow for consumers who have been spooked by “Frankenfoods” and various sorts of McMush preparations, and are currently more interested in less-processed products.