In-store food manufacture has been mentioned here a number of times. Here is another related research example, the MIT Cornucopia Food Printer Project, recently mentioned in Engadget. I agree this ranks as way out there, reminding me of remote digital perfume and scent delivery, which we looked at. I am skeptical on the delivery, but it is thought-provoking. ' ... the machine also has a rapid heating and cooling chamber that purportedly allows for "the creation of flavors and textures that would be completely unimaginable through other cooking techniques ... ' . More at the Cornucopia site. Still looking for tele-taste, the remote stimulation of taste buds.