I Dream of Genie, aka Food from a Printer

If we can print guns and machinery parts, it was only a matter of time before the foodies caught up and figured out how to “print” food. When I first read about “Genie,” I laughed and thought “genie” must mean “internet bubble” in Hebrew. But then…

A hamburger made in a 3D food printer

If we can print guns and machinery parts, it was only a matter of time before the foodies caught up and figured out how to “print” food. When I first read about “Genie,” I laughed and thought “genie” must mean “internet bubble” in Hebrew. But then… I started to think a bit more. If we can pre-load ingredients, the core 10 items we use for most meals, then it’s not far fetched to imagine using a laundry pod concept for food preparation.

Most of the time I enjoy food preparation and the down time it connotes as I ramble around the kitchen thinking of how to make a decent meal without all the ingredients. But many nights there is no time and no energy for imagination. That’s when this starts to make sense. Another great part of this is the concept of total individualization of a product. Imagine a “power bar” type product with all of my diet schtick included. Caveman, kosher, vanilla, gluten free, and of course no GMOs. All I do before or after the gym is hit “print bar” and it’s a “Fred Bar.” Not the genie I would have wished for, but a lot more interesting.