There are so many different ways of cooking food. You can boil it, you can blanch it, you can poach it, you can grill it, you can fry it, you can pressure cook it, double boiling, baking, roasting, and etc., the list goes on but you get the idea. However it seems that over in Japan, scientists have come up with an interesting but novel way of cooking bacon, which is through the use of lasers.
Given that lasers are essentially a heat source, we suppose this could work. However this method isn’t so much about pointing a laser at a piece of bacon and frying it. Instead according to a report from Munchies, this is about combining technology with cooking, and how the user of a laser can actually target areas of the meat that they want to cook, thus leaving the rest of it raw and intact.
What scientists Kentaro Fukushi and Hiroshi Takai have done is create an imaging software. This software will then create a heat map of each strip of bacon which will then guide the laser. The laser will be aimed at the fat on the strips and will essentially fry them, thus keeping the rest of the meat raw and uncooked.
However as you can see from the video, this method is kind of slow and while at this point, it does seem like a tad imprecise. That being said, we can appreciate the concept behind it and let’s face it, bacon cooked in all shape and form will always be delicious!