Just imagine going through a magazine and looking at an ad for pizza. You wonder what it tastes like so you rip a page out and eat it.

A chef has created a computer that prints paper meals.

Homaru Cantu’s invention uses ink made of liquidised food to print a picture snack on low-calorie edible paper.

The meals on soya bean and potato paper could help office workers satisfy food cravings without piling on the pounds.

Homaru has already started printing edible menus at his restaurant Moto in Chicago reports The Sun.

Diners can rip up the menu and toss it in their soup or have the sheets baked or fried.

Homaru adapted an ink-jet printer with computer specialists from local firm Deep Labs.

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