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Just popping down the print shop for a snack

Just popping down the print shop for a snack

Food and Concept designer Chloe Rutzerveld likes cooking, travelling , long walks in the forest and printing out her dinner with a 3D printer. Yes that’s right. Her 3D Edible Growth project involves printing out sheets of dough type paper which has edible soil and seeds inside it. You print it out and wait for a few days till it starts to sprout. Then you simply pop it in your mouth and eat it. It’s so much fun and looks so downright tasty you can just feel that it’s got something wonderful going on. Although this is still a concept there is much to recommend it. It fits right nicely into the trend of the last few years for small leaves, cress, edible flowers etc. Some plants when harvested or eaten after just a few days of growth really pack an amazing punch. It’s got to do with the flavour only being spread over a tiny leaf instead of a full grown plant. If you don’t believe me buy yourself a little box of Sakura Mix, a collection of cresses which will blow your mind. Apart from the fact that cress and edible leaves make amazing decoration on any dinner plate, the taste is amazing. In the olden days cress was used as a substitute to pepper so you can also use them as a condiment to spice up a dish or simply nibble them with your favourite things on a cracker.