Two-dimensional information-carrying food
Printed Food is an edible material that provides a way to convey the nutritious elements of food to consumers in an extremely compact, visually appealing, and information-rich manner. Developed by Chef Homaro Cantu, Printed Food has a number of possible applications, including the delivery of nutritional supplements and ingestible pharmaceuticals, as well as for promotional and advertising uses.
The manufacturing process of Printed Food allows for the incorporation of text and images, such as the food ingredients, directly on the food. Instructions for usage, references, and storage information may also be included. Chef Cantu even “serves” a dinner menu as Printed Food. Printed Food’s stability, compact nature, and innovative communication capability make it an ideal food source for people in extreme environments, such as outer space or countries with severely limited resources.
Contact: Homaro Cantu, Chicago, IL, USA.
For more information, see Transmaterial 2: A Catalog of Materials That Redefine our Physical Environment