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Food Hacking: Laser Bacon

Simon visits Kentaro Fukuchi, a professor who wants to fuse cutting-edge technology with the Japanese tradition of eating raw meat.

by Simon Klose
Feb 25 2018, 7:00pm
The new MUNCHIES series Food Hacking reimagines the ways that people around the world cook and eat. Host Simon Klose, a documentary filmmaker from Sweden, explores the cutting-edge technologies that are permeating and transforming Japan's culinary scene. Neither a chef nor a hacker, Simon is curious about subversive cuisine at the intersection of ecology and technology.

In this episode, Simon visits Kentaro Fukuchi, a professor who wants to fuse cutting-edge technology with the Japanese tradition of eating raw meat. Using an industrial laser, Professor Fukuchi is able to fry just the fat in raw strips of bacon while leaving the rest intact.

This first appeared on MUNCHIES in November 2015.

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