IS THIS THE FU­TURE OF FOOD? The tech­no­log­i­cal in­no­va­tions shap­ing how we cook and eat

Ro­bot arms, smart fridges and holo­graphic shop as­sis­tants – don’t get left be­hind. Here’s our guide to the tech­nol­ogy that’s shap­ing our foodie lives…

BBC Good Food - - Contents - words TONY NAY­LOR

In the last five years, tech­nol­ogy has trans­formed the way we cook. ‘Peo­ple no longer just want to read recipes in the kitchen,’ says Han­nah Wil­liams, bbc­good­food's Head of dig­i­tal con­tent, . ‘They want to get in­spi­ra­tion on the com­mute, share ideas with mates on so­cial me­dia or buy in­gre­di­ents ly­ing in bed.’

The next steps in food tech will be equally pro­found. A com­bi­na­tion of the ‘in­ter­net of things’ (new, web-con­nected house­hold ap­pli­ances) and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence (ma­chines that learn from us), means that ev­ery­where food is about to take a mas­sive leap into the fu­ture. But what will the rise of in­tel­li­gent ovens, ro­bot chefs, voice-ac­ti­vated shop­ping and lab-grown steaks, mean for you? How will it af­fect you in the kitchen, at the su­per­mar­ket, in what you choose to eat? Read on…

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