Cutlery that’s tastier than your food
Soon, you can eat your plate and cutlery after finishing your food.india Updated: Dec 10, 2009 20:13 IST
Soon, you can eat your plate and cutlery after finishing your food.
A professor at Canada’s Montreal University claims she is about to design plates and cutlery that can be eaten after the food is finished.
Diane Bisson of the university’s School of Industrial Design says her plates will be tasty as well as stylish. Before she designs edible plates, Diane has tested 50 recipes and 400 prototypes of these plates and put her research in a book called Edible, The Food as Material. "Corn-based and potato-based comestible plates do exist, but they are designed to be biodegradable rather than eaten,” Bisson said. “They have had no market success because they look like cardboard and are not appetising in the least bit.”
To give shape to her idea, she said she worked with top chefs and dieticians from her province. A lot of trial and error led to satisfactory results, she said. The Canadian professor said she now plans to work with a gourmet caterer to design a five-course meal in which all the dishware and cutlery will be edible. After this, she will focus on edible plates and cutlery that will be accessible to the general public.