Chef Antto Melasniemi is seen at the Lapin Kulta Solar Kitchen Restaurant in Helsinki, where cooking is done using purely solar energy. To produce its food the kitchen relies on concentrated solar discs. (For Chris)
Unlike traditional ways of cooking solar heat affects the taste and texture of the dish.
This is partly due to the fact the sun heats all of the food simultaneously instead of just directing heat to the top or bottom of a pot or pan.
When the sun is at its peak dishes can be cooked in a matter of minutes, but less sunshine equals slower cooking times.
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