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"One could imagine a very ascetic sort of life ... where the body is ignored. This is something I've played with in my books, where people hate to be reminded sometimes that they have bodies, they find it very slow and tedious."
- William Gibson

Flavor-Fix Rheostat  
  Technology makes sure that the flavor of automatically-produced food is perfect.  

The flavor-fix rheostat is an important component of a vocalex kitchen.

With the deluxe models, of course, came a set of flavor-fix rheostats which, among other talents, could mix salads according to the recipe of a famous chef slightly better than the chef could himself.
From The Jester, by William Tenn.
Published by Thrilling Wonder Stories in 1951
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Compare the flavor-fix rheostat with Spook, the soda that can be precisely programmed for a specific flavor, from Jeff Noon's 1998 novel SOLACE.

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