Now Available: Synthetic Meat Cookbook

You just can't cook with it... yet

By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff

Posted Nov 17, 2013 10:40 AM CST

(Newser) – If cannibal snacks and meat ice cream sound like something you might call tasty, you're in luck: The makers of the $330,000 "Frankenburger" are developing a cookbook for all your lab-grown meat needs, LiveScience reports. Using indiegogo, the team hopes to dish out the In Vitro Meat Cookbook, a potential solution to the "global protein crisis," as a way "to visualize a wide range of potential dishes that help us decide what future we actually want." But "as in vitro meat is still currently being developed, it will be a cookbook from which you cannot cook just yet."

With dishes including revived dodo bird wings, transparent sushi, and meat in the form of a knitted scarf, "our recipes are delicious and innovative, but also uncanny and disturbing," the group admits, calling the book "the ultimate conversation starter." But it won't just dole out recipes; the book will also include detailed images, plus interviews and essays from scientists, activists, and philosophers. As of this writing, the venture has met its approximately $27,000 goal. The campaign ends today.

Doesn't it look delicious?
Doesn't it look delicious?   (Shutterstock)
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The pitch video, shown on indiegogo.   (YouTube)

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