Digital Age Cooking

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Date: November 20, 2016

Anchor Lede: Thanksgiving dinner could one day go high tech.  A digital revolution in cooking might make even the worst cook's food perfect every time.

Randy Atkins: Imagine if you could vary sugar concentrations from one side of a cake to the other... cook a steak that has both rare and well done sections, or…

Marcelo Coelho: ...you could maybe subtract fat from one part of meat.

Randy Atkins: Marcelo Coelho, of M-I-T's Media Lab, is engineering a machine called “Cornucopia” that may bring cooking into the digital age.

Marcelo Coelho: We believe that one day we’re going to be able to manipulate food in the same way that you manipulate photos in Photoshop.

Randy Atkins: Sharing would be easy too.  Coelho says if he made a delicious lasagna, perhaps he could email you the precise digital recipe and...

Marcelo Coelho: …that machine would make the lasagna exactly the way I designed it, or you could make adaptations.

Randy Atkins: Grandma’s home cooking, or a slight alteration, at the press of a button!  With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.