The world’s food giants are trying to understand why consumers don’t always eat their food as it comes out of the oven and the kitchen.
In one of the first major experiments, the company behind a new grill called the Rivet, which is expected to be available later this year, will try to determine why.
“It’s not that we don’t know,” said CEO Peter Schumacher.
“It’s that the answer we’re hoping to provide is not as simple as ‘it’s delicious’.”
“We want to know why it doesn’t taste like it’s cooked,” he added.
“It will also help us understand how to improve the food we use in the kitchen.”
In the meantime, the world’s chefs are using their skills to try to understand how they eat and what makes them eat.
One of the main reasons is that food is typically prepared in different ways depending on where it is cooked.
At the same time, a growing number of food products are made with less fat and salt and have less sodium and calories than their non-gourmet counterparts.
The Rivets new grill will feature a stainless steel base and a pan that is made of a mixture of wheat flour and corn flour, both of which are naturally gluten-free.
“The most important thing is the cook time,” Schumachers told the ABC.
It will be similar to an oven.
When cooking food, the heat of the flame on a hot plate causes the food to expand.
The more that expands, the more liquid is absorbed, making the food more moist and tasty.
If the base is too thin, the water in the base will absorb some of the moisture and spoil the dish.
And because it is made from wheat flour, it also has less gluten than other grains.
Because it is a stainless-steel base, the food won’t rust or turn brown.
The RIVET will be available at supermarkets around Australia in February, priced at $969.
While it will be cheaper than the competition, it won’t be cheap, either.
The company is hoping that people will be more willing to pay for food if they can enjoy it for longer.
“You can spend a little more money, but you’ll be getting a great experience, too,” Schuemacher said.
Rivet grill is a new technologyThe company, which also has a mobile device called the Grill, is looking to change the way people cook food.
Its patented system will use lasers to turn food into a light grey or greyish colour, while a camera will be embedded in the surface of the base to detect when food is heated.
People will then be able to touch the grill to get a taste of the cooked food.
If it works, it could revolutionise the way Australians eat food, and could also help reduce our reliance on meat.
Although Schumers grill is not yet ready for the public, he said that he would love to have a wider variety of cooking techniques, like using a range of sauces and spreads to make dishes that could appeal to a wider range of people.
As well as food, Schumbers also plans to look at how people can cook with a range to food-based products like ice cream, tea, and coffee.
But he is not looking at the consumer as a whole.
“We’re looking at what people can do to improve their health,” he said.
“And we’re looking to make a difference to their lives.”
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