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Science Says People Prefer Centered Plating

Seyine Park / June 1, 2015

Brought to you once again by the brilliant minds at Oxford University is another study in which they further explored and assessed the impact different styles of plating had on one’s dining experience. And once again, the results support the claim that we eat with our eyes, and that the visual layout and presentation of our food significantly affects our dining experience. However – contrary to a recent trend of asymmetrical plating amongst modernist chefs, the study reveals that off-centered plating may, in fact, diminish a diner’s overall enjoyment.

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Eating with Our Ears

Seyine Park / April 16, 2015

The muted crunch of a perfectly toasted pastry. The pop and sizzle of fresh meat the moment it hits the pan. Or the fizz of sparkling water as it fills your glass. All these sounds actually play a large role in how we taste our food – and we don’t even realize it.

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Ferran Adrià: Auditing the Creative Process

Seyine Park / October 30, 2014

It has been three years since Ferran Adrià closed elBulli’s doors. Since then, the award-winning international chef has devoted his life’s work towards creating a formula: a creative process to lead a restaurant to success, using the beloved elBulli as the model. Today, Adrià’s newest exhibition opens at the Espacio Fundación Telefónica, in Madrid, featuring his insights and explorations.

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Science Reveals Food Tastes Better When It’s Plated Artistically

Melanya Torosyan / July 14, 2014

There’s no doubt that people eat first with their eyes and that’s because science is backing that statement up. In a two-part study published by the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at the University of Oxford, researchers have evidence that plating is not just for mere decoration but actually plays a crucial role in influencing a person’s expectation and enhances a diner’s experience.

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