Yes! Shapes can affect our perception of flavor. This is the result of a research carried out by Charles Spence who has been working together with molecular gastronomy Chef Heston Blumenthal for years and his research results have led to the introduction of new dishes such as the famous ‘Sound of the Sea’ served at The Fat Duck restaurant. It will be interesting to see how the shapes of foods, plates and cutlery will be used creatively in molecular gastronomy to influence the eating experience and trick our minds.
Can you taste music? According to some scientists and musicians, the answer is “Yes.” Not only they have found reliable associations between taste perception and music but they have also developed an algorithm that can “flavor” your favorite song! Want a salty version of “With you or without you”? Or how about a bitter version of “Rolling in the deep”?