Design Duo Koz Susani have been working on bringing a new food concept to life that would transform the culture of eating altogether. “Just add Water” is a set of appliances which connect to an app that answers the tells you what to eat for dinner, and then makes it for you. Taking into consideration basic facts from your day, like if you exercised or perhaps if you are recovering from a cold, it calculates the perfect meal.
“Flavor pills,” tiny water-soluble pods filled with organic spices and nutritional supplements, get added to one of the appliances along with fresh produce and some water. Using sensors and a microprocessor, the appliance cooks the food for exactly the right amount of time and at exactly the right temperature.
“The ingredients and condiments are perfectly dosed, and the recipe is ‘contained’ inside the flavor pills,” explains Marco Susani from Koz Susani Design, the firm that created the new system. “So, the preparation is faster and requires fewer skills than traditional cooking.”
The flavor pills, which contain only a tiny amount of food and are packed using techniques from molecular gastronomy, can be shipped to consumers with little carbon footprint. They can also “be perfectly dosed to prepare perfect recipes and balance nutritional values,” Susani explains. “We wanted to explore the space between homemade, high-quality food—which is good but requires skills and effort—and the industrial prepared food that is still perceived as unhealthy and low quality.”