Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Video of the Week

Bacon & Egg Ice Cream, with a side of Music


Video of the Week #108, September 4th, 2013:

From: Pitch/Fork: The Relationship Between Sound And Taste by Layla Eplett at Food Matters.

Source: Channel Four programme “How To Cook Like Heston”

What is the relationship between sound and taste? The exploration of these senses together is relatively new; it has been noted that the International Standards Organization doesn’t include the element of sound in its definition of flavor: Complex combination of the olfactory, gustatory and trigeminal sensations perceived during tasting. The flavour may be influenced by tactile, thermal, painful and/or kinaesthetic effects. Recently, though, researchers are finally coming to their senses (all five of them) for a more inclusive look at flavor. This video depicts the making of ‘bacon and egg’ ice-cream, and incorporates sounds that are meant to heighten the ‘flavor’ experience.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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