GGlab has come up with a 3D printer that can be employed in your kitchen to achieve unmatchable finesse in your cookery. Presented at the recent Milan Design Week 2012 the printer is the idea of Spanish architect, José Ramon Tramoyeres and Deniz Manisali.
It is developed for the purpose of research in cookery and could be used in developing haute cuisines. While machines are already employed in manufacturing large number of food items identical in shape and taste by the food processing industry, the printer is designed to accompany chefs and help them tweak their dish based on the needs of the customer. Given its ability to to produce different shapes and forms with different tastes it can be pretty useful in the field of gastronomy. The printer is connected to a computer that uses a custom software to determine the shape and ingredients of a food item. While the printer serves as the manufacturing unit the control remains with the application.
José Ramon goes a step further in demonstrating the possibilities of his design saying in future restaurants would scan the visitors taste buds and make custom food based on their needs. Those who don't prefer to go out can download the recipe that will be "printed" at home.