The iconoclastic cuisine of the future
There will soon be 9 billion people to feed! What will the food supply be like at the dawn of the 2050s? Will it take into account environmental challenges?
“Beef carrot or carrot beef?” – Thierry Marx
The cuisine of the future is accompanied by inventive catering. The multi-starred French chef, Thierry Marx, is the emblematic figure of this cuisine. He is shaking up the traditional codes and renovating culinary techniques. In collaboration with a physicochemist, he is creating a center that is both a kitchen and a laboratory, in partnership with the University of Paris-Saclay.
In all of his creations, the chef focuses on flexitarian eating habits that favours vegetarian diets while occasionally eating meat. Thus, the animal protein leaves more space to the vegetables in our plates.
An important priority: taking into account the reduced availability of water which could become a real problem by 2050. More respectful of the environment, this cuisine prioritizes seasonal products and short supply circuits. Although innovative and creative, it will nevertheless remain enjoyable, according to Marx.
The protein of the future: the insect
While Marx proposes to reduce the amount of meat on our plates, others prefer to replace it. For example, in order to reduce the impact of livestock farming on the environment, start-ups such as Jimini’s propose highly flavoured crickets and mealworms in our future dishes.
But we still have to convince people to eat them! The idea is to make them discover the taste as part of friendly sharing moments, for example during the aperitif.
A kitchen that listens
Inventing new food recipes would be an even more appealing activity in a comfortable, smart and ultra-connected kitchen. In the future, this new kitchen’s touch-sensitive worktop will display all the steps needed to make a recipe. Even more surprising, from the coffee machine to the fridge to the dishwasher, everything would be controlled remotely by voice commands.
Through their inventiveness, the manufacturers of household appliances 2.0 design their products in a context of environmental protection. As such, during their entire life cycle, household appliances would be equipped with multiple sensors to reduce water and electricity consumption.
Intelligence and sustainable development come together for a better world. Combining ecological concerns and comfort, the kitchen of the future is well underway.
Sources : Sciences et Avenir; Etna France; BFM TV; LCI TV
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