Chefs of the Future

Ever watch The Next Food Network Star reality television show? On the show there are a dozen or so people who think they can be the next star on the Food Network. Over the course of the season, they compete in  variety of challenges, pairing the dozen down as they go, finally leading to a single winner.

The challenges generally have two components. The first is the food. Based on some criteria (have to use a specific ingredient, target to a specific audience) the food has to be made well, interesting and taste really good. The second component is the presentation. The contestant must be able to describe their food and make it interesting to the television audience.

A recent NPR article talks about the latest celebrity chef that might be able to compete on the food side of things, but would have a really difficult time on the presentation. Why? Because it is a robot.

Moley Robotics has created a cooking robot. Designed to create good tasting food, they same every time, the first recipe it mastered was a mean crab bisque. While it has only been taught how to make soup to date, it will eventually be able to make 2000 different recipes. Take a look at the article here.

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup

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This delicious soup was made with human hands.

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Fresh pre-made tortellini is a great and easy ingredient.

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Get the garlic browned.

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In the pot.

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Creamy and delicious!

Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup


2 whole large Cloves Of Garlic Minced
2 Tbl Olive Oil
2 10¾ oz Cans of Condensed Tomato Soup
¼ cup Sun Dried Tomatoes, chopped or 2 Tbl Of Sun Dried Tomato Paste
2 cups Half-and-half
2 cups Chicken Stock
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 Tbl Italian Seasoning
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp Pepper
1 whole 9 Oz Package Of Cheese Filled Tortellini
½ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, for garnish


Saute garlic with the olive oil in a large stock pot over medium heat until golden brown. Be sure to keep an eye on it so it doesn’t get too brown or burnt. When the garlic is done, add tomato soup, tomatoes, half and half, chicken stock and spices. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, drop tortellini into the soup. Cook according to the package directions. After tortellini are cooked, ladle soup into bowls and top with parmesan cheese


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Categories: Cheese3, Italian, kosher, Pasta, Recipes, Soup and Stew, Vegetable4, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Chefs of the Future”

  1. July 10, 2015 at 12:36 pm #

    I need this robot, I could easily live on soup Monday to Friday if someone (something) else cooked it.

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