The Perfect Meal

The Multisensory Science of Food and Dining

Author: Charles Spence,Betina Piqueras-Fiszman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118490827

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

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Gastrophysics

The New Science of Eating

Author: Charles Spence

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735223483

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

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The science behind a good meal: all the sounds, sights, and tastes that make us like what we're eating—and want to eat more. Why do we consume 35 percent more food when eating with one other person, and 75 percent more when dining with three? How do we explain the fact that people who like strong coffee drink more of it under bright lighting? And why does green ketchup just not work? The answer is gastrophysics, the new area of sensory science pioneered by Oxford professor Charles Spence. Now he's stepping out of his lab to lift the lid on the entire eating experience—how the taste, the aroma, and our overall enjoyment of food are influenced by all of our senses, as well as by our mood and expectations. The pleasures of food lie mostly in the mind, not in the mouth. Get that straight and you can start to understand what really makes food enjoyable, stimulating, and, most important, memorable. Spence reveals in amusing detail the importance of all the “off the plate” elements of a meal: the weight of cutlery, the color of the plate, the background music, and much more. Whether we’re 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. This is accessible science at its best, fascinating to anyone in possession of an appetite. Crammed with discoveries about our everyday sensory lives, Gastrophysics is a book guaranteed to make you look at your plate in a whole new way.
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Colour Additives for Foods and Beverages

Author: Michael J. Scotter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1782420207

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 260

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Food colour additives have been the focus of much research in the last few years, and there is increasing consumer demand for natural and safer synthetic colours. This book reviews the natural and synthetic colours available, their properties and applications, as well as regulatory, sensory and analytical issues. Part one covers the development and safety of food colour additives. Part two covers properties and methods of analysis, and part three focuses on specific food product applications and future trends. Reviews the natural and synthetic colour additives available for foods and beverages, looking at their properties and applications as well as regulatory, sensory and analytical issues Expert analysis of natural origin colours, synthetic origin colours, overview of regulations, safety analysis and consumer health Comprehensive coverage of properties and development in food colours: chemical purity, colour stability, and consumer sensory perception
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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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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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