The World's First Synthetic Food?
Luxist reports that three Michelin star chef Pierre Gagnaire has created the world's first fully synthetic dish. With the help of chemist Hervé This, and using a combination of ascorbic acid, glucose, maltitol and citric acid, Gagnaire concocted an appetizer of jelly balls named “le note à note”. The dish is said to taste like apples and lemons, with a crunchy exterior and creamy interior.
Though this sounds impressive, with all the additive-filled, and heavily processed foods out there – is this really a first?