Sunday, June 30, 2013


NPR has a story about how the utensils you use affects the taste of food.  This is something I have long mentioned.  And while food might taste better on a silver spoon than plastic, it still puts more of the utensil in your mouth which is detrimental to the taste.  You are better off with chopsticks, but the best is using your hand(s).

Eating with your hand (right in almost all places) triggers a tangible connection to the food we are consuming. Over eons of chowing down, we have been hardwired so that when our fingers touch food, we start to salivate.  The more we salivate, the better the food can taste.  Hence why eating Indian or Moroccan food with your hands is the best way to consume, sayeth the consummate consumo.

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