Tuesday, 17 August 2010
MIT Shows Off Cornucopia Food Printer Concept MIT Cornucopia Food Printer Concept To Replace The Short Order Cook?
change the way short order restaurants — and us at home –ย
prepare our meals.ย The MIT Cornucopia Food Printer Concept does
precisely what it's name suggests, it prints food by using ingredients
as its ink.
The MIT Cornucopia Food Printer includes a series of cartridge-style
ingredient canisters, a loader tray for these canisters and a base unit
that acts as both a mixing bowl and a heating unit.ย The user sets the
ingredient cartridges on the loader tray, selects the recipe from a
front-stationed UI, then the machine does the rest of the work.ย It
adds ingredients in a proper sequence and mixes and heats them as needed.
Sound appetizing?ย We didn't think so either, but the MIT Cornucopia
Food Printer is deserving of recognition.ย In short order restaurants,
assembly-line style food is the norm, where a series of ingredients
(that may appear unappetizing on their own) are merged in a rather
machine-like process that yields a final entree.ย When you break it
down to that level, is the MIT Cornucopia Food Printer really that
different?ย It may be difficult to imagine what entree would be created
solely from liquid ingredients, but the possibilities are quite
numerous.ย Any new technology stands to be refined and developed, so
we're excited to see just how far this food prep concept can be taken.