London, August 4 (ANI): A cookbook that can enable one to taste a dish before it is made is among the winners of the 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), which have just been announced.
It has been designed by Scott Shim of Ohio State University and Xi Calvin Chen of Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana.
It sports a touchscreen and an edible print system with 18 "flavour" cartridges to recreate the taste of the dishes in the book.
The designers have even included an option to tweak the taste of a dish in case a person does not like the printed sample, letting him/her change the recipe before starting to cook.
The 2009 International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) was co-sponsored by BusinessWeek magazine and the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA).
"(The awards are) dedicated to fostering business and public understanding of the importance of industrial design excellence to the quality of life and economy," New Scientist magazine quoted the IDSA as saying.
Other competition winners included shoes made from trash and a genius cheese grater. (ANI)