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I hope everyone enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving holiday with good food. A holiday without good food isn’t a holiday, is it? This ABC News video shows us some interesting gadgets that help famous chefs make gourmet food. Without going further, here are the keywords one may expect from this video:

Temperature Control
Magic, Science
Pure, Clean, Simple, Fun, Delicious
Experiment
Intuitive
Healthy, Low Cholesterol Recipes
Transforming
Google Search (“Recipes” vs. “Restaurant” in keyword search)

In your opinions, how important is technology in today’s restaurant business? Will technology bring more or less fun to the art of cooking? How so?

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  1. As technology continues to expand, it becomes more and more important in the restaurant business. With the rise in technology, chefs have the ability to implement more complex cooking techniques in a fraction of the time, and without mistake. Poaching an egg, for instance is made far easier now with current egg poaching devices and machines on the market. In addition, technology can help to lower food cost and waste in a kitchen environment. Microchips are cheap to place on food shipping parcels. They work similar to E-Z pass scanners used at tollbooths. Food can be monitored with this technology and temperatures can be kept track of everywhere the food goes.
    As far as the art of cooking goes, I feel that there is still plenty of room for creativity in the kitchen. Much culinary art is in ingredients used, cooking methods, and presentation. Technology only serves to aid in cooking and, furthermore; allows chefs to implement far more advanced cooking methods. As shown in the video, cooking the proteins in custard and then extracting the liquid through compressed air made a mousse. Without the aid of technology, this meal would not have been possible.


    Philip L. Schanck
    11/30/10

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  2. In my opinion, I feel that technology is a very important factor in today’s restaurant business as well as for any other type of business. Most of any types of businesses will always have an obligation to stay current with the advances of technology. The better technology becomes, the more people will expect from services whether it be from a restaurant or a bank, etc. Technology without a doubt can bring more fun to the art of cooking because it brings fresh, new, and innovative ideas to the table. However, I don’t think it would be wise to just rely on technology for cooking because originally cooking brings families together and creates memories while at the same time is a lot of fun. Cooking strictly with technology would be more like a science project. But through use of both technology and traditional practices of cooking, culinary arts and dining out can be brought to another level with creative new ideas and concepts to entertain and mystify guests.

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