The world of technology has developed significantly over the last 20 years or so, affecting nearly every aspect of daily life. In fact, even the way we cook and eat has been impacted by today’s advancements in tech.
From offering new ways to prepare traditional dishes to the rise of Instagram foodie culture informing how we view food, technology has firmly planted itself in most professional and home-based kitchens all over the world. Here, we take a look at some of the ways technology has revolutionised the modern kitchen and made it easier to whip up delicious culinary masterpieces with an array of handy gadgets at our disposal.
1. Induction Cooking
Becoming more and more popular among chefs of all skill levels is induction cooking, which uses electromagnetism to cook food much faster than traditional electric or gas stoves. By using specially designed induction cookware sets, induction cooking offers many benefits besides just speedier cooking, including:
- Energy efficiency
- Better control over temperature
- Easier cleaning
If you’re in the market for a new stove, consider purchasing an induction cooktop – it’s the way of the future!
One of the latest pieces of tech to take kitchens by storm is the Thermomix. A do-it-all food processor of sorts, this gadget weighs, blends, chops, grinds, mixes, grates, cooks, whisks, steams and kneads, all in one convenient machine. Its color touchscreen shows recipes and specialized instructions to help even the beginner chef create elaborate meals with ease. With this piece of technological wonder on your kitchen countertop, you can do away with virtually every other kitchen gadget you own.
3. Sous Vide
Once only available to professional chefs in high-end restaurants, sous vide technology is now popular with home cooks across the globe. Sous vide cookers use precise temperature control to cook food to the exact level of doneness desired every single time, which gives even home-cooked meals a professional restaurant-style quality. Affordable and easy to use, some sous vide cookers can even sync with smartphone apps to help you track how your food is going.
4. Smartphone Recipe Apps
Nearly everyone owns a smartphone of some sort these days. If you enjoy cooking, it’s easy to turn your smartphone into a virtual cookbook using one of the hundreds of recipe apps available today. Looking specifically for gluten-free recipes? There’s an app for that. On the keto diet and need some inspiration? The wide world of tech has got you covered. Today, it’s easier than ever to gain access to any recipe your heart desires at the click of a button, rather than spending hours rifling through cookbooks to find what you’re after.
5. Social Media
The Internet is full of foodies. Whether it’s people who love to cook or those who love to eat, social media makes it super easy to share a love of food with a passionate online community. In the past, food was simply something we ate to sustain life; these days, it’s a presentation we can’t wait to share with our friends and family online, with social media providing the perfect platform to do so. As well as giving us the ideal space to share a snap of our delicious Sunday brunch, social media also serves as an endless source of inspiration for innovative meals we may want to prepare ourselves.
Advancements in technology occur every day.
When they happen in the kitchen, it means faster, better, and easier ways to prepare meals and share the experience with others. For people who enjoy cooking and technology, the union couldn’t be sweeter.
Article from E Hudes.