A sophisticated system for producing a variety of food and drink from basic chemicals. The user dials a selection from the menu of choices. Usually found as part of a starship's life support system, where recycled sewage is used for raw materials. The autokitchen slot on the starship Long Shot produced sandwiches in 2645 and 2850. The food slot on the Puppeteer flycycles used by the First Ringworld Expedition in 2851 dispensed food bricks. The autokitchen was in use by 2353, sometimes called simply "kitchen".