Food Contraptions

As a young cook in Switzerland and France, I had an experience many novice chefs come across: making the perfect tournee potato. The shape has seven sides and looks like a cross between an American football and a teardrop.  They are staples of classic French plates, but a pain to make.  It seems that an invention from MIT engineering students could potentially solve the problem of young cooks around the world with a tournee making machine. The group responsible for the creation of True Tournee "estimated that there are 22,000 French and French-influenced restaurants in the 20 largest U.S. cities that might purchase the device, as well as other restaurants where French food is served, including many in France."  Although this is a great idea, I'm not sure how a modern kitchen would implement the device.  Nonetheless, it's a great idea.

Read more about the MIT engingeering students' food inventions here.