A party in your mouth? It’s just mastication
5 Rose Rd, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand
Are you a sucker? Or do you Fletcherise? You’ve been eating food all your life but after this talk, you won’t think about chewing quite the same way again.
We think food is all about taste and we rarely notice its texture until something is wrong (soggy corn chip, anyone?) but texture makes taste. Texture dictates how we chew, and how we chew dictates how we perceive texture. Chefs were the first to catch on and now, with the big food companies following suit, pretty soon everyone is going to be playing with their food. There’s a lot more to it than just mastication…