A 3D food printer to give pizza your colors of choice - By S.A. - Published: 12/27/2010
Scientists at Cornell University in New York are developing a commercially viable 3D food printer, which uses raw food ''inks" that are fed into the printer and once you load the recipe and press the button, voila!
An electronic blueprint states exactly what materials go where and are drawn up using traditional engineering computer-aided design (CAD) software.
'FabApps would allow you to tweak your food's taste, texture and other properties. Maybe you really love biscuits, but want them extra flaky'.
"You can imagine a 3D printer making homemade apple pie without the need for farming the apples, fertilising, transporting, refrigerating, packaging, fabricating, cooking, serving and the need for all of the materials in these processes like cars, trucks, pans, coolers, etc.", said Cantu.
"3D printing will 'digitise' food the same way as email and SMS. Homaro Cantu, chef at Chicago's Moto, has printed sushi, a Japanese wonder, using an ink jet printer.