By loading an inkjet printer with “fruit and vegetable concoctions” instead of ink, and printing on to edible paper made of soya bean and vegetable starch, chef Homaru Cantu, of Chicagos Moto restaurant, can print out edible images, according to a report in Caterer Online. He dips the results in “a powder made of soy sauce, sugar, vegetables or dehydrated sour cream” and then cooks them.
Hes starting with menus (eat the menu to see what the meal will be like) but sees his invention as ideal for food advertising as well. “You can make an inkjet printer do just about anything,” he claims. (Flight simulator manufacturers! Have trainee pilots experience authentic airline meals whilst wrestling with turbulence and engine failure!)