It’s a revolution in food technology that could deliver your food fantasy to your plate in less than a minute.
The Genie, similar in size and appearance to a coffee maker, can produce an unlimited variety of meals using pods, that contain natural dehydrated ingredients. So whether salty or sweet, an appetizer or a dessert, the device can create the food you crave in 30 seconds.
Developed by Israeli entrepreneurs Ayelet Carasso and Doron Marco from White Innovation company, the device uses a mobile app to operate.
“The dish can be anything, it can be a meal like chicken with rice, like couscous with vegetable or an amazing Ramen or even a chocolate soufflé or any other desert that you want,” Carasso explains.
“We’re using only natural ingredients, we’re not using any preservatives or anything that people add to their meals,” she added.
Meals are prepared in 140 gram portions in recyclable container.
At the push of a button on Genie’s mobile application, the device begins mixing, shaking and adding any required liquids from tubes attached to the back of the compact machine which bakes or cooks the desired dish at the appropriate temperature.
The all-natural ingredients in the pods are freeze-dried and have a shelf-life of between one and two years.
Carasso and Marco conceived of the patent-registered device and pods, when they struggled to find restaurants that delivered to their office during a late night working session.
They describe the idea as a real life version of Star Trek’s ‘replicator’, a device used to synthesize meals on demand, on board the mythical starship.
While the team don’t expect the Genie to replace dining out, they say it will challenge chefs to produce a good meal in a pod, or small container.
Israeli chefs have already begun producing new recipes for Genie’s pods and hope to develop product lines for well known culinary personalities as well as pods for specific dietary requirements, including sugar and gluten free.
It looks like this machine can prepare pre-packaged pods of freeze-dried “space food” but I think I’ll wait until it can whip up a fresh pizza.