The Cornell Creative Machines Lab (CCML) intends to market 3-D food printing technology to restaurants and home chefs. As part of their marketing strategy, CCML will stress that 3-D food printers can provide families with the incentive to eat healthier diets via food shapes and designs.
Beyond decorative presentations, food printing can be used to create new flavors and forms of food. “It’s a huge design space, and the combination of tastes and textures, geometries and colors that can be achieved is enormous,” says Jeffrey Ian Lipton, head of the project at CCML.
People like to play with food, said Lipton. They like to express themselves in food. This allows them to express themselves in not just what the food is made of, but what its shaped like. We can make health food more fun, interesting, and appealing with this technology. What kid wouldn’t eat a space shuttle, even one made of peas?
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