Food 3D printing, a tasty future technology

Great fact will be our food one day the product of a 3D printer? A Catalan company in Barcelona is preparing to market the first food 3D printer, which uses fresh ingredients as raw material.

Cooking a snowflake-shaped cake, or create custom ravioli, food 3D printing in the near future may become as common as the microwave or mixer.
The printer called Foodini uses capsules that allow cooks to insert fresh and prepared in the system. These stainless steel capsules can be washed and reused as much as necessary.
A touch screen allows you to program the machine. Connected to your wireless network, the printer can also be controlled by a computer, tablet or smartphone.

Emilio Sepulveda, founder of the start-up:
“This is the first version of our 3D printer for food. Quite simply, the machine takes the ingredients and product model. If we want to go further and create things like we saw in the Fifth Element and Star Trek, so tell the machine what you want with few ingredients, it will still take a few years. Currently, there is a much simpler approach with basic ingredients like flour and water, but eventually we will get there. ”

Food can be printed in any shape and any size; 1.5 millimeters to several centimeters for a tart. The capsules are scalable to multiple nozzle sizes of several forms, depending on texture.L’imprimante called Foodini uses capsules which allow cooks insert fresh and prepared in the system.
Traditional cooks see this technology with suspicion.

Luis Estrada, chocolate:
“I think the problem with this technology is that it be handled ingredients. When we, artisans, we manipulate the ingredients, we also manipulate the flavor. So I think we will never get the same as a dish prepared by hand. ”

It seems certain that this technology, whether adopted or not, will never replace the traditional cuisine.