Elzelinde van Doleweerd — a graduate from the Eindhoven University of Technology, is completely reimagining the concept of 3D-printed food. It is no secret that entrepreneurs and scientists have figured out a way to produce edible entities with printers. However, Elzelinde van Doleweerd reimagines this tech-savvy process by creating beautiful, aesthetically pleasing entrees from food waste. This upcycled approach is done in collaboration between the graduate and Beijing-based 3D Food Company.
Cleverly dubbed 'Upprinting Food,' the project presents "crunchy cracker-like samples made from purple sweet potatoes and rice" — some of China's most predominant ingredients. The 3D-printed food produces geometrically impressive 2D patterns and 3D shapes which can serve as a phenomenal embellishment to any dish. This idea of upcycling edible waste has implications in making the most of the available resources.