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Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

 

This summer, diners in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles will get their hands on a hamburger that's been five years in the making.

 

The burger looks, tastes and smells just like beef — except it's made entirely from plants. It sizzles on the grill and even browns and oozes fat when it cooks. It's the brainchild of former Stanford biochemist Patrick Brown and his research team at Northern California-based Impossible Foods.

 

http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2016/06/16/impossible-foods-6_edited_custom-73d5d1c2cd970d5f64548e7090b20334b5266a2d-s800-c85.jpg

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/16/482322571/silicon-valley-s-bloody-plant-burger-smells...

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

It's basiclly a veggi burger, right?  May remind the diner of beef with it's taste but it's still a veggi burger.  It should be a hit with many

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

 

I love a good hamburger!  If these veggie burgers taste like a beef burger, and are healthier, I would definitely be interested. Heart

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?


@CaliKat wrote:

 

I love a good hamburger!  If these veggie burgers taste like a beef burger, and are healthier, I would definitely be interested. Heart


 

More than taste for me the big thing would be texture/mouth feel.  I like veggie burgers but don't care for the texture.  If these burgers taste and feel like a beef or pork burger then I'll be a fan.

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

I'll stick to my healthy grass fed/finished beef for burgers. 

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?


@Marp wrote:

@CaliKat wrote:

 

I love a good hamburger!  If these veggie burgers taste like a beef burger, and are healthier, I would definitely be interested. Heart


 

More than taste for me the big thing would be texture/mouth feel.  I like veggie burgers but don't care for the texture.  If these burgers taste and feel like a beef or pork burger then I'll be a fan.


 

I agree @Marp. I'd like this as 

alternative to meat but texture is key imho.

Intetesting thread, thanks!

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

 

Here's an interesting article about
it too.😊

 

"If the World Gives Up Meat, We Can Still Have Burgers"

 

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/601756/if-the-world-gives-up-meat-we-can-still-have-burgers/

 

 

 


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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

We call it franken fish because Alaskan wild salmon is a major industry here.  Just an answer to franken food.

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

@Marp @newziesuzie Thank you for posting those links, I really enjoyed both of them!  When I first saw this thread I immediately thought it had something to do with GMO's so this was a great and pleasant surprise . . . thank you again!  Smiley Happy

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Re: Franken Food, Brilliant or a Little of Both?

I'll have to say I'm slightly skeptical. Just because it says 'plant based' doesn't mean that it is highly nutritious. 

 

Many people who choose a vegetarian diet do so for health/nutrition reasons, and I wonder if this might just be a new type of junk food (meaning no real nutritional value), just made of plants and appealing to the vegetarian market.

 

That said, I would love to try one, and see just how good it is. I have had a lot of veggie burgers, and they are just ok. So something better tasting would be great.