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Marco Pierre White planning to sell 3D-printed fake steaks at posh restaurants

Nov 17, 2021

Celebrity chef Marco Pierre White is planning to sell 3D-printed fake steaks.

The restaurant boss, 59, said he was “mindblown” when he tasted the products made from soy, pea protein, chickpeas, beetroot, and coconut fat.

Creators of the meat say it has the same taste and texture as real beef and lamb.

It is created using 3D printing and artificial intelligence to recreate the muscle fibres of an animal.

Marco said: “When I first tasted Redefine Meat, I was mind-blown.

“The world needs to eat less meat but the reality is that, until now, plant-based meat products have fallen way short in terms of the quality and versatility required for our menus.”

The steaks are expected to sell for £20- £30 at the chef’s 22 steakhouses, similar to the cost of its beef.

And it will also be on the menu at three other London restaurants.

Redefine Meat said it will also provide “premium-quality” burgers, sausages, lamb kebabs, and ground beef to restaurants in the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

Other firms are working on similar products including Spain-based Novameat which also uses printing tech.

It comes after a report warned firms here are lagging behind as Britain is investing only “the minimum of what is needed” in the technology and we lack an “alternative protein strategy”.

The market for fake meat made from plant cells is expected to be worth £17billion by 2024.

Experts say it can boost Britain’s plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 and slash the amount of meat we eat.

Richard Mcllwain, chief executive of The Vegetarian Society, tweeted: “Michelin-starred chefs including #MarcoPierreWhite back 3D printed plant-based steaks.

“Coming to restaurants shortly. One by one the excuses for meat eating are dropping away.”

In 1994, at age 32, Marco became the first British chef, and at the time the youngest chef, to be awarded three Michelin stars.

He has trained notable chefs Mario Batali, Gordon Ramsay, Curtis Stone and Shannon Bennett.

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