The Perfect Meal

The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining

Author: Charles Spence,Betina Piqueras-Fiszman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118491025

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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The authors of The Perfect Meal examine all of theelements that contribute to the diners experience of a meal(primarily at a restaurant) and investigate how each of thediners senses contributes to their overall multisensoryexperience. The principal focus of the book is not on flavorperception, but on all of the non-food and beverage factors thathave been shown to influence the diners overallexperience. Examples are: the colour of the plate (visual) the shape of the glass (visual/tactile) the names used to describe the dishes (cognitive) the background music playing inside the restaurant (aural) Novel approaches to understanding the diners experiencein the restaurant setting are explored from the perspectives ofdecision neuroscience, marketing, design, and psychology. 2015 Popular Science Prose Award Winner.
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Multisensory Flavor Perception

From Fundamental Neuroscience Through to the Marketplace

Author: Betina Piqueras-Fiszman,Charles Spence

Publisher: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 008100351X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Multisensory Flavor Perception: From Fundamental Neuroscience Through to the Marketplace provides state-of-the-art coverage of the latest insights from the rapidly-expanding world of multisensory flavor research. The book highlights the various types of crossmodal interactions, such as sound and taste, and vision and taste, showing their impact on sensory and hedonic perception, along with their consumption in the context of food and drink. The chapters in this edited volume review the existing literature, also explaining the underlying neural and psychological mechanisms which lead to crossmodal perception of flavor. The book brings together research which has not been presented before, making it the first book in the market to cover the literature of multisensory flavor perception by incorporating the latest in psychophysics and neuroscience. Authored by top academics and world leaders in the field Takes readers on a journey from the neurological underpinnings of multisensory flavor perception, then presenting insights that can be used by food companies to create better flavor sensations for consumers Offers a wide perspective on multisensory flavor perception, an area of rapidly expanding knowledge
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Gastrophysics

The New Science of Eating

Author: Charles Spence

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241977738

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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A ground-breaking book by the world-leading expert in sensory science: Freakonomics for food Why do we consume 35% more food when eating with one more person, and 75% more when with three? Why are 27% of drinks bought on aeroplanes tomato juice? How are chefs and companies planning to transform our dining experiences, and what can we learn from their cutting-edge insights to make memorable meals at home? These are just some of the ingredients of Gastrophysics, in which the pioneering Oxford professor Charles Spence shows how our senses link up in the most extraordinary ways, and reveals the importance of all the "off-the-plate" elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the colour of the plate (his lab showed that red is associated with sweetness - we perceive salty popcorn as tasting sweet when served in a red bowl), the background music and much more. Whether dining alone or at a dinner party, on a plane or in front of the TV, he reveals how to understand what we're tasting and influence what others experience. Meal-times will genuinely never be the same again.
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Experiencing Food, Designing Dialogues

Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Food Design and Food Studies (EFOOD 2017), Lisbon, Portugal, October 19-21, 2017

Author: Ricardo Bonacho,Alcinda Pinheiro de Sousa,Cláudia Viegas,João Paulo Martins,Maria José Pires,Sara Velez Estêvão

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351271946

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 174

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FOOD and interdisciplinary research are the central focus of the 1st International Conference on Food Design and Food Studies: Experiencing Food, Designing Dialogues, reflecting upon approaches evidencing how interdisciplinarity is not limited to the design of objects or services, but seeks awareness towards new lifestyles and innovative ways of dealing with food. This book encompasses a wide range of perspectives on the state of the art and research in the fields of Food and Design, making a significant contribution to further development of these fields. Accordingly, it covers a broad variety of topics from Designing for/with Food, Educating People on Food, Experiencing Food and other Food for Thought.
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Chemistry in Your Kitchen

Author: Matthew Hartings

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry

ISBN: 1782623132

Category:

Page: 330

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Introducing basic chemistry through everyday foods and meal preparations, this book is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the science behind cooking.
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Sensory Linguistics

Language, perception and metaphor

Author: Bodo Winter

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company

ISBN: 9027262624

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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One of the most fundamental capacities of language is the ability to express what speakers see, hear, feel, taste, and smell. Sensory Linguistics is the interdisciplinary study of how language relates to the senses. This book deals with such foundational questions as: Which semiotic strategies do speakers use to express sensory perceptions? Which perceptions are easier to encode and which are “ineffable”? And what are appropriate methods for studying the sensory aspects of linguistics? After a broad overview of the field, a detailed quantitative corpus-based study of English sensory adjectives and their metaphorical uses is presented. This analysis calls age-old ideas into question, such as the idea that the use of perceptual metaphors is governed by a cognitively motivated “hierarchy of the senses”. Besides making theoretical contributions to cognitive linguistics, this research monograph showcases new empirical methods for studying lexical semantics using contemporary statistical methods.
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Food Design XL

Author: Sonja Stummerer,Martin Hablesreiter

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211992302

Category: Art

Page: 350

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Warum sind Pizzas rund und Fischstäbchen rechteckig? Warum zerschneiden wir eine Torte anders als ein Brot? Auf diese und ähnliche Fragen gab das 2005 mit internationalen Preisen gewürdigte Buch „Food Design" bereits erste Antworten. Nun präsentieren die Autoren eine zweisprachige Maxi-Ausgabe. Darin widmen sie sich der Frage, wie Form, Farbe, Geruch, Konsistenz, Verzehrgeräusche, Herstellungstechnik, Geschichte und Geschichten das Design von Lebensmitteln beeinflussen.
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