Would you eat a 3D-printed cheesecake? 你會吃 3D 列印的奶酪蛋糕嗎?



Would you eat a 3D-printed cheesecake? 你會吃 3D 列印的奶酪蛋糕嗎?


You may have seen a 3D-printed rocket, a house, and even meat. But have you seen a 3D printed cheesecake?

你可能見過 3D 列印的火箭、房屋,甚至肉。但你見過 3D 列印的奶酪蛋糕嗎?

Researchers in New York have 3D-printed a seven-layer cheesecake.

紐約的研究人員們用 3D 印表機製作出了一塊七層奶酪蛋糕。

The Columbia University team is pushing the limits of food printing by using many different ingredients like Nutella and graham crackers.

哥倫比亞大學的這支團隊正在突破 3D 食物列印技術的極限,使用了多種原料,如能多益巧克力榛子醬和全麥薄脆餅乾。

The ingredients were first turned into paste, and then squeezed out of a syringe in thin lines, forming layers.


The researchers say it could help people personalise their meals.


Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University
“When you’re able to kind of add each ingredient layer by layer, you can have a lot more control over what actually goes into the food. In that way, you can do a lot in terms of nutrition control by dialling in, ‘OK, I want this much potassium, this much calcium, this much Vitamin A.’ You know, and it will kind of learn from your habits too over time, recommend meals for you.”

喬納森·布魯汀格       哥倫比亞大學
“當你能夠一層一層地加原料時,你就可以更好地控制食物中的成分。這樣,你可以靠輸入成分的數值來控制營養攝入。比如,‘我想新增多少鉀,多少鈣,多少維生素 A。’ 這個系統還會慢慢瞭解你的飲食習慣,為你推薦食物。”

The team says it’s invented the use of lasers to cook food as it prints.

該團隊稱他們發明了在 3D 列印的同時用雷射烹製食物的方法。

Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University
“On the roof, we shine a blue laser to cook and just texturise the top surface. We wanted to show how laser cooking can be used to texturise the food and also just to give you more flavour expression for certain parts of it. And you can control this type of heat to get browning versus broiling and baking. So, it’s a great way to kind of bring the whole story together, I think, to create one digital cooking platform that can do everything.”

喬納森·布魯廷格       哥倫比亞大學

So, what does this cheesecake taste like?


Jonathan Blutinger, Columbia University
“It was pretty cool. I would definitely have it again, and I’ll say in terms of the general tasting experience, it’s different because each of the ingredients [is] layered on a really close level. So, when you bite into it, you get these waves of flavours that hit your palette at different times. So, it kind of made us realise you can localise the flavour in a really cool way.”

喬納森·布魯汀格       哥倫比亞大學
“味道很不錯。我肯定會再吃一塊,值得一提的是,就整體的品嚐體驗而言,3D 列印的奶酪蛋糕與平時我們吃的奶酪蛋糕味道不同,因為各原料間的層次非常緊密。所以,當你咬一口時,會有一波波的味覺層次不斷地衝擊你的味蕾。所以,這個體驗讓我們意識到,食物列印技術可以使餐點的特定部分具有特定的味道。”