While that means you could make a tomato out of pumpkin puree, or an exact replica of the eiffel tower made out of liquorice, these folk have other ideas:
Imagine [a food] almost like a meatloaf that absorbs sauce like a sponge. That is cool — much cooler to me than printing some ersatz steak.Yeah, they want to play around with textures and create something not possible with any other techniques.
Sounds cool. I just hope it doesn't get used for something like Paris Hilton's next cake!
FYI- ersatz means fake/not real.
via Slashdot (again)