Modern Franchise Magazine August 2013 - Page 18

feature Printing Our Food The Traditional Fast Food Model Has Just Been Killed - Part 2 By Andrew Brown Food is one of the fundamental ingredients of life. We cannot go a day without it before experiencing discomfort and the kinds of food we eat and how we eat them are closely intertwined with our cultural practices, physical environments and personal health. Nonetheless, we have been cooking progressively less. encounter in the kitchen today provide only incremental improvements to the tools we have been using for hundreds of years. In order to bring our cooking technologies to the digital age, we have developed several prototypes and concept designs that combine di gital fabrication technologies and food. 3D Printing of food encompasses the fundamental process that lies at the heart of cooking, namely the mixing of ingredients; the physical and chemical transformation of these ingredients into new compounds; and finally their modelling into aesthetically pleasing and delectable textures, shapes and presentation. While digital media has transformed every facet of The boffins at MIT have come up with several society, the fundamental technologies we 18 | Modern Franchise Magazine maxiom