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Richard Blais
Richard Blais
Flip Burger Boutique, Atlanta

New toy: Liquid helium. Blais is experimenting with liquid helium in cocktails. He pours the drink onto a plate and flips the dish on its side; the helium causes the beverage to "climb" the plate. (The diner would then lick the drink.) "It's as though you spilled water on a hot stovetop and watched it bead up and dance."

Personal technology: iPhone. "Wouldn't it be neat if you could use your iPhone as a gram scale? The phone is pressure-sensitive, so I think you'd be able to weigh something on it."

On technologically modified food: You can't really make bad ingredients better with tech, "but if you can use a piece of equipment or a tool to make food better, why wouldn't you?" -A.A.

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