Yes, it’s been a while since Luis and I(Jason) have been able to be so honored to be in your earbuds.. Thank you for your patience while we took a short break to digest a lot of things, create some things, work on some things and add more things to the list of things ahead for 3DIGITALCOOKS! We’re about to check one of those things off the list as we release our latest 3DFPod, Chapter 11: Summer 2016 3D Food Printing News Roundup.
In the latest chapter of the 3D Food Printing Podcast we cover some of the things that happened in the world of 3DFP during the summer of 2016 just in case you may have missed out on anything. Don’t forget that Luis puts out a weekly video on 3D food printing over at the 3DIGITALCOOKS YouTube channel so in case the podcast isn’t enough, head there for some more 3DFP goodness.
Quick taste of Ch. 11: Summer16 3D Food Printing News Roundup
What a month Aprils’ been for 3D Food Printing! Foodini rolling of the manufacturing line, Pizza Printer crowdfunding campaign, 3D Food Printing Panel at SXSW: SouthBites, 3D Food Printing Conference and the biggest moment of the month for us had to be announcing our 3D Food Printing Workshop: EXPLORATORIUM at FabCon 3.D 2016 in June!
The first quarter of the year has been moving fast for 3DFP and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon 2016 is turning into the biggest year yet for 3D Food Printing, which brings me to today’s 3DFPod…
One humbling point is the feedback we got about the 3D food printing podcast! I just wanna say how happy we feel that people came up to me to tell me they enjoy the 3DFPod! We produce if for YOU and to know that you’re enjoying it makes us want to do more of them and to keep improving our podcasting skills.
2016 3D Food Printing Conference Review
In addition to this 3DFPod we have created content to supplement it: A video on the 3DIGITIALCOOKS YouTube channel, and an upcoming 3DFPconf “Review in Pictures” post on 3DC as well. We’ve also shared/liked/and followed tons of other attendees and speakers content they’ve created from the 3DFPconf on our social media channels as we believe sharing is the way to help 3DFP grow. If you were there and we missed our chance to talk, please reach out to us on the contact page of 3DC or social media anytime!
Here’s some highlights from 3DFPod Ch. 9: 2016 3D Food Printing Conference Review:
– Food Ink 3D Printed Dining experience
– pre-3DFPconf meetup
– the 3D Food Printing community is growing
– more and more students studying 3DFP
– 3D Food Printing is spreading throughout the globe FAST
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Let’s start this off right.. with a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!
I’ll (Jason – @BotBQ) be at the 3D Food Printing Conference next week.. unfortunately Luis (@3DIGITALCOOKS) won’t be 🙁 … AND we made a #3DFPod chapter about it where we briefly go over last year’s 3DFPconf, what we’re looking forward to this year and some of the exciting things you’ll run into if you’re going to the 3DFPconf this year.
Highlights of 3DFPod Ch. 8: 2016 3D Food Printing Conference Preview
There is always a first time for everything, we have been waiting for this one for a looooong time!
During the 3D Food Printing Conference we got the chance to meet the mastermind behind 3D Chef. Julian Sing we shared great conversation but on top of that by the end of the event he gave us the chance to taste one of his creations.
Following our experience in first person.
Sugar Polygons wireframe by 3dChef
For me (Luis), I have been hearing a lot of contradictory things about how these powder based (most of them sugar) 3d food prints taste. And my opinion is clear, it was awesome. First we must accept what kind of 3d printed food we are talking about. It is something made out of sugar = a sweet/a candy. Within this context there is no argue possible about the fact that the technique and results that Julian Sing and his team gets out of it is a whole new dimension for the segment. I was really surprised about how fast the whole sweet melted and how rapidly it felt gone. I was not expecting such a thin mouthfeel. Definitely I am looking forward to taste more flavours and shapes!
For me (Jason) the experience was something a little different as far as eating the actual candy from 3DChef. I’ve been following Julian for a long time and I got very nervous when I saw all of his cool shaped and beautiful candy covered by glass domes (basically glass jailhouse bars!) that were protecting the precious sugar art. It made me feel as if I would have had to wait for another day to get a sampling of some real 3D printed candy from one of our pioneering Digital Cooks when we arrived the morning of the event.
BUT.. as the show dwindled down after all the hub-bub was over at the end of the day, and only the hardcore of the hardcore were lingering around geeking out about how cool the event was and brainstorming different ways we could apply the things we learned throughout the day in other applications; Julian came through big time. As he offered us the chance to sample some of his work the biggest smile appeared on my mug. I couldn’t hold back and almost shouted with glee… I kind of started to feel like Golum, and almost didn’t even want to eat the hollow dodecahedron or whatever shape it was that I had picked. A weird feeling came over me for a moment and I felt like putting it on a chain and wearing it under my clothes for the next few days until it overtook my soul and I turned to a life of scavenging and spear fishing… But then I realized I still have a wife and daughter to report to and they might not like scraping up roadkill to cook for dinner with me while I stare at “Maddie” (the name I gave the 3D printed candy for those few precious seconds before ingesting it) all day and night.
As I fondled the printed precious it had a pretty smooth outer shell to it and was very interesting to look at. It had a silky-chalky feeling but I didn’t notice too much rubbing off on my fingers, although there was a tiny bit of residue afterwards on my fingertips probably due to my nervours fingertips testing it. It felt firm and I couldn’t find any reason it would fall apart, it was stable and well built.
So…finally I through it in my grinning face and start to see how my mouth will handle it. Mine didn’t melt right away as Luis described his. It stayed firm even through sitting in my mouth for a few moments before I made my first chewing attempt. Not cracking or breaking completely apart, it was a little chewy and did take a while to dissolve… probably because I was trying to savor and memorize the moment. It was light, somewhat fluffy and tasted good. I filmed Luis’ experience and he filmed mine and I agree that the flavor and texture while eating it reminded me of the candy cigarettes from yesteryear, and immediately took me back in time to when I would wait in the candy shop trying to figure out how much candy I could buy with the 25 cents my mom gave me and looking at the latest baseball card packs that were released at the Thriftway while my mom was shopping.
There were NO side-affects except more smiles, handshakes and thank you’s. It was awesome as Luis already stated and I can’t wait for the next time we can share some 3D printed candy with some really cool and inspiring people again. Thank you Julian.