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The Proverbial Haute Cuisine - Tethered Food

Published onMay 18, 2020
The Proverbial Haute Cuisine - Tethered Food

With eyes on how the earths orbit is going to get accessible to a broader audience and space tourism flourishes, earth-known amenities need to find its way up, as well.

Here on earth most hotels have in-house restaurants which reflect the quality and exclusivity they want to express and represent. 


The challenge is to match the journeys price tag with the experience of eating. 

Although space-food already has developed and is no longer like most people imagine it to be, the act of eating has still, due to microgravity, an artistic approach to it. 


Addressing this, I explored some possibilities to enhance the visual and practical experience of serving food up in space. 


Microgravity makes it almost impossible to arrange food on a plate like we are used to.

PDMS, also known as dimethylpolysiloxane or dimethicone, belongs to a group of polymeric organosilicon compounds that are commonly referred to as silicones, does deliver the possibility to 3D Print structures which keep food tethered to it.


Chefs can, in cooperation with a 3D-Designer, easily adapt, improve or extend the plate to their needs and imagination.


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