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Food and printing may not normally go hand-in-hand, but one developer hopes that it’s the way of the future. And his 3D pizza printer is turning plenty of heads at a conference in Texas.

According to KXAN, one of the biggest ideas presented at the South-by-Southwest conference is a 3D food printer.

Initially created to provide nutrients and food sources to astronauts, the printer turns powdered ingredients into edible, layered food. The first food served – pizza. The printer squeezes out dough, sauce and a cheese topping onto a heated plate, and 12 minutes later, a little pizza is ready to eat.

“We can pretty much provide food-on-table with very few resources,” Anjan Contractor, developer of the 3-D food printer, said. “So we believe that this is the future of food.”

For now, food printing will be out of reach of taste buds until the FDA approves the printed products, but the developer believes that in the future, the technology could be in every kitchen.