Food Machine by PJADAD encourages
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Chefs can collaborate remotely on recipes then get them prepared and cooked by this food machine created by Stockholm studio PJADAD (+ movie).

Food Machine by Petter Johansson

Developed with designer Christian Isberg, technologist Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf, the Food Machine allows five chefs to cook together from different locations via a digital platform.

Food Machine by PJADAD

"The Food Machine is online and you can access it from anywhere in the world," said Petter Johansson of PJADAD.

Food Machine by PJADAD

Using the Collaborative Cooking platform, contributors can remotely control the machine's six functions including heat, stirring and selection of ingredients. The 35 ingredients stored in the machine were researched and selected by Berglöf.

Food Machine by PJADAD

"Choose ingredients and temperatures, flavours and textures, a variety of spices and of course end with salt and pepper," said Johansson.

Food Machine by PJADAD

The machine is linked to the digital platform through an ordinary internet connection. When one of the contributors selects an action, robotic arms and plastic storage wheels move into motion to distribute the food into the pan at the base.

Food Machine by PJADAD

Each time an action is performed, it is recorded and printed onto a rolling receipt as a lamp lights up. The method is also saved on a digital archive.

Food Machine by PJADAD

This means that the chefs, and anyone else, can follow the process and learn from the experiment. Cooking sessions can last for 10 to 20 hours and result in a dish ready to serve.

Food Machine by PJADAD

"We're not sure exactly how people will use collaborative and online cooking but it has already sparked a discussion about food, design, playfulness and creativity, so we're very happy with the outcome," said Johansson.

Food Machine by PJADAD

"This is a part of an ongoing discussion about food where events like this might have a permanent place in the future and become alternatives to ordinary restaurants," he added. "This is just the beginning – the start of a process and the first steps towards more collaborative cooking."

Food Machine by PJADAD

The Food Machine was demonstrated during Clerkenwell Design Week in London last month. The project will be also presented at the Atelier Food exhibition at The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm from 13 June 2014.

Food Machine by PJADAD

We've published some strange food projects on Dezeen, including a Fly Factory that breeds insect larvae for human consumption and range of cheeses created from bacteria taken from people. See more stories about food »

Food Machine by PJADAD

Photography is by Henrik Petersson.