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The Future of Digital Food - This 3D printed chicken was laser cooked, dare you try it?

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“I am craving a 3D printed grilled chicken . No, wait, it better be laser cooked , ”could be the kind of order you'll hear in restaurants a few years from now. The Digital Foods team at Columbia University finally found a way to prepare laboratory meat to make it more edible, and they say it tastes better than the real thing.

The group of scientists, led by professor of mechanical engineering Hod Lipson, has experimented with printed food since 2007. However, there was a big problem: they could n't find a way to cook it , since it doesn't behave the same as traditional meat.

Jonathan Blutinger, who led the project, noted that until now ingredients could be produced with pinpoint precision, but there was no viable heating method to recreate a 'real' dish, which is crucial for nutritional development, flavor and texture. of food.


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