3D Printed Pasta?

Saw this item from the Guardian and got a bit excited:

Italian food giant and Dutch researchers working on technology for rapid production of custom-designed pasta shapes

Given the nature of the material I’m not sure just how much more complex a shape can be made, than by current methods.

“Suppose it’s your 25th wedding anniversary,” Van Bommel was quoted as telling the Dutch newspaper Trouw. “You go out for dinner and surprise your wife with pasta in the shape of a rose.”

So I was ready to be amazed. I clicked through to the article and — no pictures of 3D printed pasta  😦

But the company declined to give further details, dismissing the claims as “speculation”. It said that although the project had been going on for around two years, it was still “in a preliminary phase”.

Source: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/jan/09/3d-printed-pasta-shapes

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