Your dinner’s in the washing machine … the designer pioneering a cooking revolution
For steak, click synthetics. For veg, click cotton. Satisfy the Israeli bringing a new dimension to boil in the bag cuisine
A sprinkle of washing powder, a dash of fabric conditioner and a good slug of teriyaki sauce? Next time you load the washing machine, you might be adding some extra ingredients, if Israeli design student Iftach Gazits idea catches on. In response to our increasingly energy-conscious, time-poor existence, he has come up with a plan for boil-in-the-bag meals you can throw in with the laundry. Your dinner will come out steamed, pummelled and spun to a T.
His project imagines a range of pre-packed foods, from steak with garlic and herbs to salmon in teriyaki sauce, that come in waterproof Tyvek bags complete with washing temperatures and nutritional information displayed in the style of apparel labels. I was inspired by the craze of sous vide cook, where food is vacuum-sealed and immersed in hot water for long periods of time, tells the 31 -year-old from Tel Aviv. But rather than cooking a piece of meat at 58 C for two and a half hours, you could just define your washing machine to synthetics for a long cycle. For veggies, you could define it to a short hot cotton programme.