PSFK has an interesting article which might perhaps help thousands in the third world who are currently starving. I'm not quite sure it sounds very appetising though...
Renowned chef Pierre Gagnaire seems to have created the world's first synthetic dish with the help of chemist Hervé This. By using a combination of ascorbic acid, glucose, maltitol and citric acid, Gagnaire concocted an appetizer of jelly balls named “le note à note”. The dish is said to taste like apples and lemons, with a crunchy exterior and creamy interior.
Perhaps I'm a little old-fashioned, but the idea of eating something that contains natural products seems slightly more agreeable to my palette. Then again, this latest technological "break-through" is probably not all that different to McDonald's.
Via - PSFK, London Times