Excitement and satisfaction while dining can be stimulated when chefs prepare food attractively on the plate. Bold and bright colors help patrons pay attention to food creations and allow for a more pleasurable eating experience. It has been found that the colors of drinks are not exempt from the senses of the eye. According to the Journal of Consumer Research, “Two items that tasted the same but were different colors were perceived as more distinct in taste than two items that actually tasted different but were the same color. We found no difference in how much taste difference people expected, which suggests that the color influence is perceptual.”
Tasting foods is just one of the payoffs in sensual eating. Flavor is the most powerful sense that you can experience while eating. Food taste variations are seemingly endless. Tasting food interacts together with the sense of smell and can bring great pleasure to the eating experience. Because the sense of smell is tied directly to the sense of taste, people begin their enjoyment of food flavors even before any food is consumed.
Some of our senses are wildly ignored during the food creation process. Senses can further be stimulated by the sounds that you experience while eating. A crisp sound of a carrot being eaten will sound differently than the sounds created by eating something soft or creamy. The sense of touch can be stimulated by the different textures that are created as well.