Cornell scientists print the future of food

In the future, your meals may come from a very unlikely place--a 3D printer. (Huh?)

Scientists at Cornell University's Computational Synthesis Lab (CCSL) have built a 3D printer that prints food. The printer, part of the Fab@Home project, allows you to use raw food as "ink" for creating your culinary concoctions.

All you have to do is input a recipe and sit back as your meal prints itself out. The idea is that even people who have never cooked anything in their lives could download the recipes of master chefs and whip up a delicious and nutritious meal.

Imagine sending someone your chocolate chip cookie recipe over Facebook and having them print the cookies out, tasting as if you had just made them yourself. The team is still working out the kinks with printing using liquid ingredients, but hopes that one day these 3D food printers become the norm in kitchens worldwide. I'm just waiting until the day when I can just print everything out. For now, I guess I'll just have to settle on some cake my printer made.

[Fab@Home via BBC]

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