3-D Printing and Food

 

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Hello everyone! Today’s topic is 3-D printing…and food, of course. But one may ask what could 3-D printing have to do with food? “It’s impossible to print food! They only do that in movies.” But it’s not impossible! It’s here and it’s real and it’s becoming bigger by the second.  3-D printing is used for an enormous amount of things. It’s used for more serious things in the army as well as fun little things like toys for kids. With food, it is used for both. 3-D printing and food is used for multiple occasions. The biggest news at the moment is making 3-D printed food for astronauts. NASA is working on making food for them that they can personalize before their trip to space instead of being given food beforehand that they have no choice in picking out. They are working hard to create 3-D food for the astronauts that are nutritional and tasteful as well. News in the 3-D printing industry is directed towards all types of people. Food for NASA is a more serious topic, but people are also doing really cool, fun things with 3-D printing and food! For example, a guy named Jason Lee is experimenting and doing exciting new things with chocolate. He’s making chocolate pictures. That’s right chocolate. pictures. He takes your picture, puts it into negative, 3-D prints it into a mold, puts the chocolate in, and BAM. You’ve got your own chocolate picture. The only problem for me would be that I would never want to eat it. But it’s a great idea nonetheless! 3-D printing and food are definitely on their way to the big Hollywood spotlight. It still blows my mind that 3-D printing in general is even a thing! Alright see you guys soon, hope you enjoyed my rambling about 3-D printing.

-Sofa

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Food for Students

Hey guys! Before I start on this, I just need to apologize. I’m so sorry for not posting recently! Don’t worry though, from this post on I promise to keep blogging about your food related needs. Alright, anyways…food. As, I explained in my intro post, I am in high school. The biggest problem for me and most other students who want to have a delicious and enjoyable eating experience is…mulaaa. Money. When I go to a restaurant I always want to try something special or something that has been recommended to me. I hate not buying something because of the price, but let’s face it some things are just way more expensive than they should be. I mean six dollars for a flavored water? Really? My point is, I think that more restaurants/cafes that are located near schools should have student discounts or just lower the price of some of their items in general. If a restaurant near a school gives discounts to students or lowers some of their prices, they will undoubtedly get more service. More people will buy the food, so it’s a win-win situation. The customer pays less and still enjoys the food, and the restaurant earns more money!

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Another thing that I think would be great for students is something new. High school kids love to talk and bringing something new to the area or to a restaurant would have them talking for at least a few days, depending what it is. The restaurant will get free advertising and the word will spread like wildfire. Even just one new thing on the menu could get people lining up outside. Especially something cool and different that people want to try, but nothing too disturbing. A different flavor of ice cream for example, maybe something a little more exotic would catch a customer’s attention right away.

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Another new thing for students that they would love would be a completely new place. A new, cool restaurant or cafe near a school would inevitably create lines out the door and interested customers. Having a safe, fun place to hangout is also really nice for kids. An acaii cafe opened sometime last year in my neighborhood and it’s been popular ever since. It’s different and has a great environment that people of all ages love. Things like this are always nice for the community and people love it.

Alright well thanks guys for visiting foodyas, see you next time!

-Sofa