Apogeal Alpha01 wrote:
I think you're right DGCat. And, although the replicated food may be an exact representation of the dish you expect, in real life there are always variations between the first time you eat it and the next. The quality of the ingredients may differ, and there will be slight differences in preparation by the same person, it's a different day. Subtle, but I'm sure it would make a difference. We like variation.
Actually, wasn't there something about that in the early days of ready meals, where people went off them very quickly because they were absolutely identical to one another - and they introduced a certain amount of variation to allow for that?