posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 02:33 PM
Food is not there to just cure your hunger and feed the belly, and it's not the only reason we eat. Sure we need to sustain our bodies, but I just
hope the route to sustenance is full of excitement and adventure.
Taste is important.
Presentation in vital.
Texture has a component.
Fulfillment should be the end result of consumption.
Lettuce has very little nutritional value, but it gives colour, crunch for texture, and pleases the palate. Tomato adds colour, flavour, and
Adding a slice of dill or onions also gives a distinctive change to a burger.
Do you really want a bland beef patty with no spice on a plain bun.
Those of us that cook for others want to make the experience enjoyable. We go out of our way to garnish the plate and make the meal look appetizing as
possible, because the eye is the first sense the person uses to appraise the dish.
Smell is second because that's human nature to determine if the food is palatable, everyone sniffs.
Then taste. Tentative at first because this tells you if it's edible.
EDIT: I'll post an experiment I did on colour in a couple hours, and you may be surprised.........
[edit on 16/6/2010 by anxietydisorder]